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Mangrove management handbook

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Contributors: Melana, D. M., J. Atchue, C. E. Yao, R. Edwards, E. E. Melana, and H. I. Gonzales

This is an official information guide produced by the Philippine government to assist coastal communities in the rehabilitation, management, protection, and maintenance of mangrove forests and the coastal environment. A chapter in the handbook focuses on community based forest management agreements/contracts (CBFMA) as a land tenure instrument for mangrove management. The chapter provides some background information on legal instruments concerning CBFMAs in the Philippines, discusses possible livelihood activities under these agreements, and lists the benefits to local communities from participation. The guide also provides useful information on the CBFMA application process. A local people's organization is the first important prerequisite for a CBFMA. The people's organization is required to develop a community-based map (the details of which are in another chapter of the handbook) and request for an official survey by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office. The most demanding part of the process for the local people's groups is development of the Community Resource Management Framework and the Annual Work Plan/Resource Use Plan. Another important step in the application process is to gain administrative support from local government units/agencies, and financial support from the Municipality or other resources.

Author(s): Melana, D. M. , J. Atchue , C. E. Yao , R. Edwards , E. E. Melana , and H. I. Gonzales

Publication Date: 2000

Location: Asia and Philippines

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