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Knowledge, attitude and practice of coastal communities on mangrove benefits, conservation and rehabilitation

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Urdujah Alvarado Tejada, Ana Marie Cristina C. Cauilan

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Int. J. Biosci.14( 3), 446-462, March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.3.446-462


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Degradation of mangrove ecosystems is a major concern in many countries of the world. This study assessed the level of knowledge, attitudes, and participation in mangrove conservation among two selected coastal communities of Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines. The study used a descriptive survey research design to a total of eighty participants selected through site selection approach. Results of the study revealed that the respondents from both coastal communities have a “high extent” level of knowledge, attitude and participation in mangrove benefits, conservation, and rehabilitation. Consequently, it is evidential that participation of both groups of respondents to community training and meetings was generally in a low -level extent implying necessary intervention. Test of difference showed that male respondents have the higher extent of participation over the women counterpart. Meanwhile, the middle age group had the highest level of participation in mangrove conservation. Also, the respondents who have long years of residence and living in proximity from the mangrove conservation areas have the higher level of their awareness and perception on sustainable mangrove program. This generally implies that gender, age, years of residence, and proximity of mangrove areas play important roles in public perception towards sustainable mangrove conservation programs in Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines. Results of this study will serve as the basis for implementing more effective mangrove conservation program.


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