HomeMSEUF Research Studiesvol. 20 no. 1 (2018)

Impact Assessment of the Mangrove Reforestation Program in Brgy. Ransohan, Lucena City

Gilbert H. Garcia | Cresencio C. Jaballa | Eddson A. Guerra



The study was designed to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of the mangrove growing activity held in Ransohan, Lucena City from 2012 to 2017. The socioeconomic indicators such as population, resource use, settlements, and local knowledge influence the mangrove conditions. The mangrove forest ecosystem provided local with a wide range of species and materials ranging from mangrove wood products used for fuelwood, fishing gear, and housing, to fish, mollusks, crustaceans and other aquatic species which are eaten and sold for income. Less consumption and utilization of mangrove composition, natural causes and reforestation were some of the perceived reasons for the increase and development of the mangrove forests. This positive perception is attributed to reforestation, government and community efforts, natural events and the termination of logging concession. The current uses of mangrove resources are source of food, habitat and nursery site of fishes, livelihood for people, carbon sequestration, wind and wave protection, wastewater filter, shoreline erosion protection, mariculture, and ecotourism.