Numerous mangrove rehabilitation programs in the Philippines have failed despite multimillion peso funding over the last few decades. The very low survival rates of mangroves can be traced to practices based mainly on the convenience of the planter rather than the ecology of the plant. These guidelines provide a brief summary of science-based protocols that incorporate results of planting trials and field observations conducted under the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation as well as earlier experiences. Written by PEW Fellow and foremost mangrove expert Dr. Jurgenne Primavera, with printing support from CI-Philippines’ SSS program. July 2009.
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