International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2020, Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part D
Anthropogenic activities inside the mangrove conservation and rehabilitation area: A case of Davao Occidental, PhilippinesAuthor(s):
John Paul Relacion Pacyao and Shahara T BarailAbstract:
The present study determined and evaluated the anthropogenic activities of the local settlers living near Philippine National Aquasilviculture Program (PNAP) - Mangrove Rehabilitation Areas in the 4 selected Coastal Barangays of Davao Occidental namely Brgy. Tubalan, Brgy. Buhangin, Brgy. Sto. Rosario and Brgy. Tanglad. A self- structured survey questionnaire was formulated to know the perception of the local settlers on the issue concerning anthropogenic activities on the mangrove ecosystem near the PNAP areas. Gathered data include socio-demographic profile, issues and concerns, and perception including the activities of the local settlers lived near the area. A purposive sampling technique was done during data gathering.
Results revealed that majority of the respondents are male, married and in the age ranges from 30 – 40 years old. These respondents confirmed that majority of the local settlers living near PNAP areas were converting the mangrove area into residential (90.38%), converting into fishpond with 25.75% and utilizing as ports for fishing boats like in the case of Brgy. Sto. Rosario. Other anthropogenic activities include improper waste disposal, grazing of astray animals, among others. Moreover, the effects brought by these anthropogenic activities include gradual destruction of the mangrove ecosystem, and high mortality of mangroves. Though these areas were negatively affected, best practices were likewise noticed such as the conduct of regular coastal clean-up and mangrove planting activity.
Through this, it is suggested to intensify the awareness efforts (such as IEC campaign) of all concerned organizations and institutions, and by entering a multi-partite agreement among key players and coming-up with one resolution of protecting these ecosystems. Likewise, a regular monitoring among these mangrove ecosystems is being encouraged.Pages: 294-298 | 532 Views 17 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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John Paul Relacion Pacyao, Shahara T Barail. Anthropogenic activities inside the mangrove conservation and rehabilitation area: A case of Davao Occidental, Philippines. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(5):294-298.