Probe up on destruction of mangroves plantation along Dungon Creek
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The subcontractor of the P50 million dredging of Dungon Creek inconsiderately uprooted four species of mangroves and 38 different species of nipa along the riverbanks of Bolilao, in Mandurriao. In the initial report of Department of Environment and Natural Resources–Community Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-CENRO) mangroves to include pagatpat, bungalon, bakhawon, and nipa were uprooted by International Builders Corporation (IBC). Dr. Jurgen Primavera of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) stressed the mangroves productivity in the ecosystems in the marine environment and the people. Primavera, an awardee of the Time Magazine has conducted several studies on mangroves. She once had a joint project with the city government on the massive mangrove planting along the Iloilo River. The massive mangrove planting project was supported by the University of Miami in Florida.
Calubiran, M. M. (2009, September 14). Probe on destruction of mangroves plantation along Dungon Creek. The News Today, pp. 2, 6.
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Mangroves; Mangrove conservation; River banks; Soil erosion; Marine environment; Fish ponds; Food security; Rural development; Mangrove restoration; Environmental legislation; Environmental protection; International Builders Corporation (IBC); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC); Bolilao Empowerment Neighborhood Association (BOENA); Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO); University of Miami; WT Construction; Primavera, Jurgen; Joson, Nenita; Garnace, Bernabe; Siva, Jess
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