The 2nd ASEAN Congress on Mangrove R&D will be held in Metro Manila on Sept. 4-8, 2017, it was announced by Dr Henry A. Adornado, director of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Mangrove practitioners, government officials, scientists, and academicians who have conducted research in the ASEAN region will convene to discuss the following: 1) Mangrove ecology, functions, and fisheries; 2) Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation; 3) Climate change adaptation and mitigation; and 4)Valuation and socio-economic studies.
The conference comes in light of evidence that mangroves are proven to reduce the impact of disasters. Mangroves have been recognized to play an important role in combatng storm surges as what has been observed to be severely destructive during the Yolanda typhoon.
Mangrove habitats represent both a vulnerable resource and a potential deterrent to the effects of climate change. Sea level rise poses a major threat to mangrove ecosystems as it induces erosion and weakening of root structures, increased salinity, and mangrove inundation,according to ERDB.
For more information, contact Adreana S. Remo at 0922-548-4562. (Press Release)