Multi-partnership mangrove rehabilitation of Dasol Bay strategies and results

Batay-an, Ava Sharon P. and Byers, Thomas (2007). Multi-partnership mangrove rehabilitation of Dasol Bay strategies and results. In: Steve Harrison, Annerine Bosch and John Herbohn, Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry. Proceedings of an International Conference. Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry, Ormoc, the Philippines, (7-16). 18 - 21 June 2007.

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Author Batay-an, Ava Sharon P.
Byers, Thomas
Title of paper Multi-partnership mangrove rehabilitation of Dasol Bay strategies and results
Conference name Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry
Conference location Ormoc, the Philippines
Conference dates 18 - 21 June 2007
Proceedings title Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry. Proceedings of an International Conference
Place of Publication Gatton, Qld, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Steve Harrison
Annerine Bosch
John Herbohn
Volume 1
Start page 7
End page 16
Total pages 10
Collection year 2007
Abstract/Summary The coastal waters and shoreline of Luzon Province, the Philippines, have not been spared the loss of large tracks of mangrove forest. A multi-partnership coastal resource management project was implemented in 2005 to mitigate further degradation of the ecosystem through rehabilitation of mangrove forests in the Dasol Bay area of Pangasinan in northern Luzon. This paper presents a snapshot of results from this continuing effort and expectations for future initiatives in the area. The work is supported by Tanggol Kalikasan (Defense of Nature), with special support from the mayor’s office of the Dasol local government unit (LGU) including the Dasol municipal agriculture office, and Washington State University’s Office of International Research and Development. The authors built on a coastal resources database generated from a project-supported rapid resource assessment of Dasol Bay. Educating stakeholders about mangrove rehabilitation has been found to have an early and encouraging impact. Institutionalization through use of a structure that involves the community, an NGO, a university and individuals has helped partners meet goals. Results point to early successes from increasing environmental awareness and encouraging local participation that subsequently (1) allows effective constituency-building; (2) eases the integration of technical experts into decision-making processes; (3) provides a mechanism to channel innovative ideas and technologies; and (4) promotes learning by seeing and doing. This paper describes how the design and implementation of the Dasol Bay project promotes adaptive resource management, improves opportunities for effective governance and generates greater public support for rehabilitation of the mangrove forest. The project’s participatory community-based approach engages stakeholders in direct project implementation and leads to continuously increasing involvement by members of the community. Environmental awareness and local participation are hallmarks of this effort. Insights are provided into the future of the Multi-partnership Mangrove Rehabilitation of Dasol Bay Project (Dasol 1) and its sister project, Upland and Rural-Urban Ecosystem Management for Dasol Bay Project (Dasol 2), begun in 2006.
Subjects 300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences
0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
0705 Forestry Sciences
Keyword Luzon Province
Philippines
Mangrove forest
Ecosystem
Rehabilitation
References (BFAR) Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (2005), Dagupan City, Philippines, Inventory of Fishpond License Agreements, unpublished document. Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) (2005), Quezon City, Philippines, Multi-Partnership Mangrove Rehabilitation Project Document, unpublished document. Hayuma Foundation and Tanggol Kalikasan (2006), Quezon City, Philippines, Rapid Resource Assessment of Dasol Bay, unpublished document. Municipality of Dasol (2005), Dasol, Philippines, Dasol Coastal Resource Management Plan (CRMP) 2005−2010, unpublished document. Municipality of Dasol (2007), Dasol, Philippines, Socio-Economic Profile of Dasol, unpublished document. National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) (1960). Map of the Municipality of Dasol. Manila, Philippines. Primavera, J.H. (2000), Development and Conservation of Philippine Mangroves: Institutional Issues, http://mangroveweb.seafdec.org.ph/html/fresourc.htm, accessed 1 March 2007. Tanggol Kalikasan (2004), Institute of Environmental Governance (IEG): A Concept Paper, 2004, unpublished document, Quezon City, the Philippines. Tanggol Kalikasan (2004), Mainstreaming Environmental Information Education Campaign (MEIEC): A Concept Paper, 2004, unpublished document, Quezon City, the Philippines. Tanggol Kalikasan (2005), Dasol 1 Project Status Report, 1 September − 30 November 2005, unpublished document, Quezon City, the Philippines. Tanggol Kalikasan (2005), Dasol 2 Project Document, 2005, unpublished document, Quezon City, the Philippines. Tanggol Kalikasan (2006), Dasol 1 Project Status Report, 1 October − December 2006, unpublished document, Alaminos City, the Philippines. Tanggol Kalikasan (2007), Philippines, Project Report for February 2007, unpublished document, Alaminos City, the Philippines.
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