Mangrove cutting in Oton slammed
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One of southern Iloilo's last mangrove stands if gone, courtesy of a "developer" and a set of public officials in stupor. And a scientist at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) based in Tigbauan tow, raised an alarm because the loss of the five-year old mangroves in Anhawan, Oton is a big blow to southern Iloilo which used to teem with fishes. Sothern Iloilo comprising the towns of Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Tubungan, Miag-ao and San Joaquin, has zero mangroves which are a crucial "marine eco-system."
Melliza, P. (1999, November 19). Mangrove cutting in Oton slammed. Panay News, pp. 2, 14.
Mangroves; Scientific personnel; Ecosystems; Mangrove conservation; Protected areas; Jurisdiction; Environmental protection; Mangrove restoration; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV); Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Honculada-Primavera, Jurgenne; Cerilles, Eduardo; Sucaldito, Sol; Defensor, Arthur
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