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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Supporting partners 2023

Supporting partners

The Restoration Stewards program provides funding, mentorship and training to deepen the impact of youth-led restoration projects. The year-long program is run by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) under the banner of Generation Restoration to support and highlight the work of eight young restoration practitioners and their teams in 2023.

During the program, the Restoration Stewards and their teams are  supported to further develop their project and serve as ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards share their journeys in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges and participate in different international events to showcase their work. Locally, they are sparking a restoration movement, mobilizing local communities and creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for livelihoods and landscapes.