City of Ligao
Philippines

Population: 104914
Area of jurisdiction: 247 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a 10% by 2013 (2011)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Installation of Biogas Facilities
A sub-project under the Community Potable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) using renewable energy from animal and human wastes. Facilities are installed with a low-cost price. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Strengthening the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council System
The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and its office were already created, and support mechanism is being strengthened through the help of community stakeholders such as the PNP, AFP, BFB and other private sectors. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of online Automated Weather Station
Ligao City, as one of the members of the League of Cities of the Philippines received a grant of one unit Automatic Weather Station from Aboitiz Power, Inc. It is a weather proof weather station that measures wind direction, speed, humidity, temperature, rain amount, and the likes. It can also give a 48-hour weather forecast within the locality where the station is installed. Highlight of this station is its link to the internet where it throws gathered and captured data online so that real time data and information are accessed by everyone. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Ordinance Number 2011-004
An ordinance prohibiting the use, sale, distribution and advertisement of cigarettes and other tabacco products in certain places, imposing penalties for violations thereof and providing funds thereof and for other purposes. Aside from promoting public health, it is the aim of this ordinance to reduce the contribution and carbon emission brought by smoking. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Construction/enhancement of slope protection, canals and drainage system facilities
A mitigation program by the city to construct disaster-resilient infrastructures, to protect lives, properties and crops, to mitigate from disasters, to minimize damage to crops and properties and to control floods Start year 2011
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Ligao City Slaughterhouse Biogas Digester with Wastewater Treatment Facility
  Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Lakbay-Kostal (Coastal Tour)
A program that lets people see the coastal wonders that Ligao City has. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Vermiculture Production
An alternative source of converting farm wastes and other biodegradable materials by using beneficial worms Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Modified Rapid Composting Technology
Alternative source of organic fertilizers done by introducing compost-fungus activator into biodegradable materials. Start year 2011
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Construction of climate change-proof buildings and structures
Construction of climate change-proof buildings and structures (solar dryers , 2-storey barangay centers, school, community stage, barangay outposts, dikes, etc., in accordance to the Building Code. Start year 2009
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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CREATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY AWARENESS (C2A2) TEAM
Climate Change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts range from affecting agriculture, further endangering food security, to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and spread of vector-borne diseases. This issue is of immense importance for every global citizen. Hence it reuires an initiative against it globally. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Ligao City Government\'s Green Acts
Ligao City Government\\\\\\\'s Green Acts is a program where Ligao City officials and employees commit to do green acts for the environment. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Use of Compact Flourescent Lamp (CFL)
Fluorescent light bulbs get a bad, and badly outdated, rap. Technological advances in the last twenty years have intro- duced the compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) with electronic ballast and, in the process, have eliminated three of the four most common objections to fluorescent lights. The City Government of Ligao is really serious in its campaign towards safe environment. The city hall building don\'t use the old standard encandescent lights anymore. Instead, they were replaced by the environment-friendly CFL bulbs. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS)
Anchored to Republic Act 9006, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, Ligao City has adopted this act through its own formulated ordinance number 2011-001, or the Ligao City Ecological Solid Waste Management. One of the mandates under this ordinance is the conduct of Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) which will determine the type and total volume of wastes that the city generates. This will also determine the kind of intervention that the city should provide to address the problems as far as solid waste management is concerned. Once the study is completed, it\'s the time that the city will provide and create the necessary Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) depending on the needs. The determination of the appropriate MRF will depend on the volume and type of wastes that the city generates. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Orientation on the City Ordinance of Ecological Solid Waste Management
City Ordinance number 2011-001, otherwisw known as the City Ecological Solid Waste Management, is a policy of the LGU Ligao City, Albay to adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste ,management program which will ensure the protection of public health and environment, utilize environmentally-sound methods that maximize the utilization of valuable resources and encourage resources conservation and recovery. This ordinance also sets guidelines and targets for solid waste avoidance and volume reduction through source reduction and waste minimization measures, including composting, recycling, re-use, recovery green charcoal process, and others, before collection, treatment and disposal in appropriate and environmentally-sound solid waste management facilities in accordance with ecologically sustainable development principles. The city likewise wants to ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through the formulation and adoptation of the best environmental practices in ecological solid waste management excluding incirination; Encourage greater private sector participation in solid waste management; Retain primary enforcement and responsibility of solid waste management with barangay councils while establishing a cooperative efforts among the local government unit; Encourage cooperation and self-regulation among waste genarators and to institutionalize public participation in the development and implementation of ecological solid waste management programs. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Ram Pump Irrigation System
Ram Pump Irrigation System is a project granted by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management to LGUs specifically at barangay Amtic, Ligao City under the High Value Crops Commercialization Program. It is an automatic device which utilizes the energy contained in free flowing water that converted velocity to pressure. This pumps 24 hours per day automatically, up to 20 meters, doesn't consume fuel or electricity and it does not pollute since no carbon dioxide emission. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Community Potable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) Project
The Community Potable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) Project aims to enhance household access to potable water and sanitation services by improving the water supply and sanitation situation in a particular barangay (village/community) through the introduction of low-cost, culturally-acceptable and appropriate technologies that can be managed and sustained by the community. This project is pursuant to the public-private partnership thrust. Start year 2012
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Completion of CMDRR Training, Contingency Plan and Action Plan of 55 Barangays (Villages) of Ligao City
  Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Ordinance Number 2011-018
An ordinance adopting Provincial Ordinance No. 2011-3 entitled "An ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic bags on dry goods and regulating its use on wet goods and prohibiting use of styrofoam and other synthetic materials harmful to the environment and prescribing penalties thereof" Start year 2011
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Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ordinance Number 2011-016
An ordinance mainstreaming Climate Change into city policy formulations, establishing the strategies and program on Climate Change, creating for this purpose the City Climate Change Office, and for other purposes. Start year 2011
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Type Regulatory
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Padyak (Pedicab) Boundary-Hulog
Padyak (Pedicab) Boundary-Hulog is one of the programs under LPG-SEED Program where pedicab drivers who don't have their own units may avail from the city on a boundary basis. They have to pay the unit for 2-year period for a minimum amount. This program also aims to reduce the emissions brought about by too much use of diesel and gasoline by the vehicles around the city proper. Start year 2011
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Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Bamboo Plantation and Bamboo Establishment Center
A Public-Private Partnership on Climate Change, Disaster Preparedness and Sustainability among the City Government of Ligao, Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, Inc., EARTH Institute Asia, Inc., and Bicol University which primarily aims to establish a project in Ligao City that is focused on using bamboo for greening the environment and for providing sustainable livelihood and business opportunities to the local communities of Ligao City with the components: a. 2,000 hectares of land area for establishment of a bamboo plantation; b. At least three hectares for a bamboo center with the following components: a model bamboo house cum training/meeting area, nursery, bambusetum, crafts and trading post, and gardens. Start year 2012
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Skills Training on Raw Materials Processing, Treatment and Preservation and Basic Karagumoi Weaving Techniques
Ligao City is endowed with abundance of karagumoi (s.n. Pandanus simplex) plants which has remained untapped ever since its existence. A few has utilized said plant for making mats and bayong for domestic consumption only but never considered its potential in the local and world market. Recognizing the very high and cast potential of the Bayong, both in the local and foreign market and in view of the "NO PLASTIC POLICY" of our city to abate the negative effects of the use of plastic in our day to day activities. It is hoped that with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the office of the 3rd Congressional District of Albay, the women in the countryside will be given the opportunity to learn and improve the craft, earn additional income and contribute to the economic activity of their barangay. Start year 2012
Sector Food Security
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Earth Day 2012 celebration
  Start year 2012
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Earth Hour 2012 celebration
The City Government of Ligao thru the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) in cooperation with multi-stakeholders once again joined the global community in the celebration of Earth Hour 2012. Start year 2012
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Search for Eco-friendly Barangay, Establishments, Schools and Best Tree Grower
  Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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River Rehabilitation and Management
Assessment, rehabilitation, and protection of rivers. Start year 2008
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Establishment of man-made forest
  Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Grafted pili production
  Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Sugarcane production
  Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Tiger grass production
A viable livelihood opportunity for the upland communities and a strategy for rehabilitation of degraded upland areas thereby controlling soil erosion. Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Banana production
  Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Rootcrops production
A hunger mitigation project to address malnutrition. Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Establishment of Techno-demo for vegetable production
Provision of new technology on vegetable production Start year 2050
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Off-season vegetable production
Protective culture and techno-demo transfer Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Rice Production Asisstance
Procurement of hybid palay seeds for planting materials (hybrid commercialization) Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Crop protection
Provision of agricultural materials and payment of insurance fees to ensure recovery from losses to due infestations and natural calamities. Start year 2008
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Coconut OPV distribution and rehabilitation
Maintenance of coconut nursery for distribution to rehabilitate damaged coconut plantations Start year 2010
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Operation and Maintenance of Abacca Nurseries
Production of clean and high-yielding abacca in order to revive abacca industry within the city. Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Agricultural Intensification
Extension services had been part of the agricultural support systems wherein farmers were trained on crop production through Farmer\'s Field School (FFS) including management practices fron seed to seed in partnership with the DA and ATI. A total of 957 farmers were trained that share their knowledge to cod-farmers. Farmers provided with planting materials (hybreed & inbreed) to intensify rice, corn and vegetable production. To ensure supply of vegetables in the homes, Food Always In The Home (FAITH) gardening is recommended for schools and households. Other agricultural activities include construction of post-harvest faciliities (mechanical dryer), synchronized planting to break pest and disease cycles, planting of high yielding and resistant varieties and promotion of organic farming through vermicomposting and use of farm and animal wastes. Start year 2003
Sector Food Security
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Agroforestry Nursery Maintenance
The city\\\'s nursery is located within the city dumpsite at Bonga which is about 3 kilometers from the city proper and at Barangay Oma-Oma which is about 25 kilometers from the city. The former was established in 2006 to ensure enough supply of trees for the reforestation and the tree planting activities while the latter was established in 2009 through the CFV project. Seedlings raised include narra, mahogany, acasia auri, gmelina and other forest and fruit tree species. Start year 2006
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Tree Planting
Trees play vital role in the absorption of harmful carbon dioxide that causes global warming. CO2 is used by plants to produce food in the process of photosynthesis. Cutting of trees shall mean increase in CO2 accumulation in the athmosphere that warms the earth. Several tree planting activities are being conducted by the city. Tree planting activities are usualy done to watershed areas. Start year 2005
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Capacity Building/Trainings
There are on-going programs that the LGU conducts to empower and capacitate the community. Some of these are the following: 1. Conduct of Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Towards Climate Change Resiliency to all 55 barangays of Ligao City. The community does the assessments (hazard, vulnerability, capacity). Its final output is a barangay hazard map. 2. On-going orientation to 55 barangays of Ligao City of the ordinance no. 2011-002, otherwise known as the City Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance. 3. Tree Plantation Establishment Training Start year 2050
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Ordinance Number 2011-001
Ligao City Anti-smoking ordinance Start year 2011
Sector Human health
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ordinance Number 2011-002
Ligao City Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance Start year 2011
Sector Human health
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ordinance number 2005-013
Sagip-Ilog ng Ligao (Save the River) ordinance of Ligao City Start year 2005
Sector Water Resources
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ordinance Number 2005-024
Banning the open burning of waste materials Start year 2005
Sector Human health
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ordinance Number 2006-005
An ordinance regulating the construction, maintenance and raising of large cattle, piggery and poultry within the residential areas. Start year 2006
Sector Human health
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ordinance number 2008-009 (Fisheries Code of Ligao City)
  Start year 2008
Sector Water Resources
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Establishment of Conservation Farming Villages
The City is the recipient of the National Program entitled Sustainable Upland Development through the establishment of Barangay-Sagip Saka (Conservation Farming Villages) in Ligao City. This aims sustainable improvement in human lives through better livelihood, agricultural productivity and environmental security of communities living in the marginal sloping lands through widespread adoptation of knowledge on conservation farming/sloping land management technologies and approaches in marginal upland communities. The project started in Oct. 2008 at barangays (villages) of Abella, Oma-Oma, and Maonon at 15 farms. Start year 2008
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Watershed/Forest Protection and Management
Watershed may be defined as a topographically delineated area that catches rain drained by a river system with one outlet. This resource is suffering from the effects of anthropogenic activities that resulted to changes in temperature, rainfall pattern and other climatic elements. Contributory to this, are indiscriminate cutting of trees, burning and the likes. The city have watershed (Mt. Masaraga), production forest at barangay Maonon (CBFM), natural park (Mt. Mayon) and upland resources that need conservation, protection and rehabilitation to provide ample amounts of water watershed). Other areas depleted with trees are planted or replaced. Tree planting and reforestation activities in these areas are done with participation of multi-stakeholder for the protection and conservation of watershed for improved biodiversity and sustainable supply of water. Start year 2004
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve
Fishery is one of the renewable resources (capable of regenerating through natural reproduction) but harvested under condition of open access. This represents a lack of property rights rights of ownership of any kind, which means that no one can prevent another from using the natural resource and appropriating a share of the returns from the resource. This lack of property rights to the fish leads to serious problems in natural resource problems in natural resource use which include overfishing, inefficient use of factor inputs, low returns to fishing industries and even the extinction of fish stock. Extinction has occurred largely as a big product of economic activity that did not put a social value on these living creatures. With the primary mandate of managing municipal/coastal waters out to a distance of 15 km from the shoreline devolved to the Local Government Unit (LGU) under the 1991 Local Government Code (RA 7160) and more recently defined in the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 (RA 8550) adopted by the city provided under City Ordinance No. 2008-009, the city is maintaining 81 hectares Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve where all forms of fishing and entry of human and vessels are prohibited. FARMCs are the city\\\\\\\'s partner in its implementation composed of representatives from people\\\\\\\'s organization and other government agencies (e.g. BFAR, DENR, etc.). With them, the CRM plan was formulated thru determining coastal problems and developing techniques to manage, protect and sustain coastal resources. The licensed divers of the city and fisherfolk conduct regular underwater habitat assessment to monitor coral growth thru point-intercept method and fish diversity thru visual census with assistance from BFAR to ensure efficient and accurate execution and to get used to the methodologies and evaluation purposes. Start year 2006
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Mangrove Enhancement Project
Mangroves serve ecological functions to fisheries and provide other benefits to man. It protects coastlines and coastal communities from waves, tidal currents and typhoons. Its specialized roots trap and hold sediments and siltation from uplands and promotes clean water, growth of corals and seagrass. It also provides for nutrient enrichment and fish stock replenishment and serve as wildlife and bird sanctuaries. The City of Ligao has three coastal barangays with mangrove areas of about 42.5 hectares but are dwindling because of illegal cutting activities. To ensure protection of mangroves, clean-up, enhancement and mangrovetum planting are conducted by the city in partnership with the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council. From 2008 to date, about 165,000 mangrove propagules have been already planted. Mangrove nursery is also established to ensure continuous sustainable supply of mangrove for planting and enhancement purposes. Some twenty species of mangrove can be found in city\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s coastal area. Among these species, bungalon (Avicennia marina) and malatangal (Ceriops decandra) are the most dominant species. Start year 2006
Sector Coastal zones/Marine Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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