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Rappler's latest stories on mangroves


Against the tide: Thailand 'floating temple' defies coastal erosion

Apr 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

In Thailand, a quarter of the country's shores – or about 700 kilometers – are eroding, some 'severely', according to data by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

FLOATING TEMPLE. This aerial photo taken on March 9, 2019 shows a view of a Buddhist temple isolated by coastal erosion in Samut Chin village, off the shore of Samut Prakan. Photo by Jonathan Klein/AFP

Seagrass meadows support food security in Guimaras – research

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities

'LUNGS OF THE SEA.' Seagrass beds are one of the overlooked marine ecosystems, now globally threatened due to human impact. All photos by ZSL/Seagrass Project Philippines

Mangroves and fireflies: Magical, eco-friendly kayak tour in Abatan River, Bohol

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Paddle amid quiet mangrove tunnels by day, and wait for fireflies to light up the trees at night. The kayak tours in Abatan River help sustain the local community, who work together to protect the river and its mangroves.

MAGICAL RIVER JOURNEY. Abatan River has mangrove forests perfect for enjoying beauty amid quiet. Photo courtesy of KayakAsia Philippines. All other photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Bantay Dagat members help protect Albay ecotourism destination

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

These guardians of the sea ensure no fishermen would encroach in a 135-hectare marine reserve and fish sanctuary

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia /Rappler

Rising from Yolanda, island town of Pilar aims for climate resilience

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The town of Pilar is striving to protect its natural ecosystems – from the forests in the uplands to the coral reefs in the sea – as a way of shielding the vulnerable coastal community from the impact of climate change.

Perjuangan Sururi membebaskan kampungnya dari hantaman abrasi

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Pahlawan seperti Sururi berada di tengah-tengah kita. Ia berjasa bagi komunitasnya

Sururi saat menunjukan pupuk yang diolah dari akar tanaman bakau miliknya. Foto oleh Fariz Fardianto/Rappler

News Briefs: February 1, 2017

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 1

Hutan mangrove Bulaksetra, monumen hidup tsunami Pangandaran

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Meski banyak manfaat masih banyak warga belum tahu manfaat mangrove Apalagi tanpa ada dukungan dari pemerintah

Bamboo walk yang disediakan untuk wisatawan menjelajah hutan mangrove Bulaksetra.  Sayangnya, ada bamboo walk yang sudah rusak hingga tidak bisa dilintasi. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Kisah aktivis muda Muhammad Ahsin: Membentengi pesisir, melawan korupsi

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:51 AM

Dengan mangrove Muhammad Ahsin menghidupkan lagi denyut tambak di Desa Purworejo

Muhammad Ahsin bersama mangrove yang dipeliharanya. Foto oleh Didik Fitrianto.

PH leads the way in global fight vs climate change

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project host the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Manila on March 14 to 16

PROTECTING MANGROVES. Efforts to protect mangroves like the Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests significantly reduce greenhouse gases. Photo by SIKAT

Loss, damages, interventions in Iloilo town's seas

Jan 08, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Concepcion a small town in Iloilo uses a combination of different interventions to restore their coastal and marine ecosystems after it was damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda

MARINE LIFE. Concepcion, a town in Iloilo, employs various forms of intervention to restore the health of their seas. Image courtesy of AIMS/EPA

5 ancaman untuk laut kita

Sep 15, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Laut Indonesia menghadapi berbagai ancaman

BIRU. Pentingnya menjaga kelestarian ekosistem bawah laut demi keberlangsungan kehidupan masyarakat.

Stopping mangrove deforestation in Indonesia could help slow climate change

Jul 30, 2015 - 1:25 PM

Mangroves are being converted for shrimp and fish ponds In urban areas they are destroyed for land reclamation for residential areas

Planting mangroves on the coast near Banda Aceh is aimed at greening the coastal areas that were destroyed by the tsunami in 2004, as well as a buffer zone to reduce the destructive of tsunami waves in the future. Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak

'Wrong' mangrove rehab in Yolanda areas wasting funds

Apr 07, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Scientists say the government is rushing the program to meet targets planting the wrong mangroves in the wrong areas

SURVIVAL. Fishermen and scientists report high mortality of mangroves in a DENR mangrove reforestation site in Tacloban. Photo courtesy of OPARR

World Vision helps plant 20,000 mangroves in Aklan village

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:47 PM

World Vision mobilizes 96 people in a community in Aklan to plant mangroves that can help improve their livelihood

A community takes a stand to defend a threatened paradise

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Not everything is a surfer s paradise in Siargao In poor rural communities away from the surfer s beaches residents are working hard to prevent another environmental disaster

THREATENED PARADISE. Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests are one of the largest in the country. Photo contributed by SIKAT

When life depends on mangroves

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:19 PM

A year after Typhoon Yolanda the people of a coastal community in Eastern Samar are trying their best for mangroves which saved their lives to recover

5 lessons for building resilient communities

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Beyond making sure that mechanisms and systems are in place strong and determined leadership is crucial in achieving zero casualty during disasters

How mangroves give livelihood to a Bohol town

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The 56 hectare mangrove forest has given income to the residents since they transformed it into an eco tourism spot

ECO-TOURISM. Local tour guide Juanita Kristal shows visiting entrepreneurs some of the mangrove species in the forest. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

Environmental protection spares Leyte coastal town

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Mangroves prevented the Haiyan storm surge from inflicting further damage in the coast town of Palompon

A town saved by mangroves

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:58 PM

Palompon could ve been any other devastated town after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the area but the town was spared; all thanks to their mangroves

Palompon after Yolanda

After Yolanda: A piece of good news from Guiuan

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The environment tied closely to the livelihoods of fishermen and farmers is springing back to life after the typhoon

MANGROVES AND FISHERMEN. Healthy mangroves help fisherman by providing habitat, feeding grounds and mating grounds for different types of fish. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

P347M earmarked for coastal reforestation in Eastern Visayas

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM

19 million seedlings and propagules of mangrove trees and beach forest species will be planted over 1 900 hectares of coastline

EXPOSED. Island and coastal communities devastated by Yolanda, like Bantayan Island in Cebu, may benefit from mangrove forests. Photo by Bibi delos Reyes

DENR to restore mangrove forests in Yolanda-hit areas

Nov 20, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Mangrove forests can make coastal communities less vulnerable to storms and storm surges

GREEN WALLS. Mangrove forests can serve as a buffer against typhoons, storm surge and sea level rise

Mangroves are PH’s best shield vs climate change

Oct 02, 2013 - 7:46 PM

But the original 500 000 hectares of mangroves has whittled down to 100 000 hectares or less due to coastal development land conversion and reclamation

GEMS. A mangrove sanctuary in Bohol thrives under an ecotourism program

Cebu oil spill damages mangroves, seaweed farms

Aug 22, 2013 - 11:00 AM

The leak also prevents some fisherfolk in Cordova town from venturing out into sea

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Jul 15, 2013 - 3:15 PM

In addition rising seas caused by global warming will drive up the exposure the study warned

FLOODED. Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey, United States. Photo by Getty Images/AFP/Michael Loccisano

Zamboangueña teacher to vie for an award in Greece

Apr 15, 2012 - 11:57 PM

She recently bested 63 teachers from 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region for initiating a mangrove reforestation project that moved her community into action

IN ACTION. Zamboanga City public school teacher Shateen Sereña will be representing the Asia-Pacific region in the international finals of the Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards (ITLA) given by Microsoft.