One Pawikan volunteers aid in Mangrove Inventory and Tagging at LPPWP

One Pawikan volunteers aid in Mangrove Inventory and Tagging at LPPWP

MEMBERS of One Pawikan volunteer in the inventory and tagging of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park (LPPWP) mangroves as part of their advocacy program. Led by the organization’s founder, Mark David, the young volunteers assisted in identifying mangrove trees on the eastern side of Long Island and recording vital statistics like diameter at breast height (DBH) and tree height.  They also took GPS coordinates of the trees inventoried for processing in GIS mapping software.

The Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) of the LPPWP intends to create a resource map of the wetland park for science-based decision-making. This map will be crucial for understanding the distribution and health of the mangrove forest, informing conservation efforts and resource management strategies for the LPPWP.