State of the Mangroves

Mangrove Extent and Distribution

The 2019 Philippine mangrove extent was mapped using a new Mangrove Vegetation Index (MVI). The extent map was generated from Sentinel-2 imagery using Google Earth Engine-based MVI Mapper with a spatial resolution of 10 m. The total mangrove extent is 227,808 ha for the year 2019. Source: Baloloy et al. (2020) The largest remaining mangrove…

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Species Listing

The list of true and associate mangrove species found in northwestern Luzon are provided in Tables 1 and 2. There are 33 true mangrove species and 23 associate species reported in the region. Pangasinan has the highest species richness with 25 species, followed by SBMA and Zambales both with 21 species. Ilocos Norte has the least species…

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