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Mangrove Resources

Rainforestation is primarily focused on terrestrial, forested ecosystems. Because some of the trainers are also working on forest restoration in mangrove areas, though, we have added this page to provide them with resources that might prove useful.

Mangrove Action Project
Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is an international NGO which has conducted ecological restoration of mangrove areas in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. The newly-organized MAP website contains a treasure trove of resources, videos, and links that are applicable to the Philippines. A new manual, Ecologcical Mangrove Rehabilitation, has also recently been published.

Mangroves for the Future:
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) unites governments and NGOs (including UNDP, IUCN, CARE, FAO, UNEP, Wetlands International, NORAD, and SIDA) in the Indian Ocean region to “strengthen the environmental sustainability of coastal development; and to promote the investment of funds and efforts in coastal ecosystem management.” Although the Philippines is not a MFF member country, the website nevertheless contains some relevant documents and other resources.

Zoological Society of London:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) implemented a five-year project on community based mangrove rehabilitation on the island of Panay. Practical social and technical information on how to implement such a project are highlighted in an new publication:
Manual on Community Based Mangrove Rehabilitation.