Initial assessment of abandoned fishponds for mangrove restoration


First step for a wetland restoration project is to discuss with local government units (LGU) especially the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Agriculture (BFAR) as well as the local communities and village leaders about the project of converting abandoned, underutilized and unproductive fishponds (AUU) to mangrove forest. Oftentimes, it’s not being acknowledge and it takes a long process to convert them.

For my next blog, I will take you through what is AUU fishpond and why is it such a big issue here in the Philippines. And what are the steps to bring the stakeholders to say YES to convert them to mangrove forest!

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