Knowledge, perception and attitude towards the current status of Cagayan de Oro River, Philippines

Paper Details

Research Paper 01/11/2017
Views (350) Download (13)

Knowledge, perception and attitude towards the current status of Cagayan de Oro River, Philippines

Joy C. Bete, Giselle Gina Marie S. Esquinas, Joly Bee A. Olila, Marecris Y. Tatoy
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 5), 313-320, November 2017.
Certificate: JBES 2017 [Generate Certificate]


Rivers and river systems played a key role in the emergence of the world’s ancient civilization. Increasing knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the diverse values of the current status of CDO River, is necessary to create the willingness to undertake the behavioural changes required to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. This study aims to determine the socio-demographic profile; assess knowledge, perception and attitude; identify problems in Cagayan de Oro River and recommend management measures. The respondents were randomly selected and the research instrument used is survey questionnaire; and both qualitative and quantitative research design were applied. The research was conducted at Brgy. Consolacion, Cagayan De Oro City. The results revealed that, out of 100 respondents, majority of them are aware of the programs conducted by the LGU’s and other agencies to maintain water resources management. On the other hand, the community doesn’t give any priorities to such concern, instead they focused on their livelihood for a living. In addition, the researchers concluded that, the current status of Cagayan de Oro River is no longer the same compared before. Cagayan de Oro River today is more polluted, containing lesser number of fishes, and water quality diminished over time. Hence, the researchers would like to recommend for future researches to come up with some management measures and strategies to protect water resources especially in Cagayan de Oro River.


Astrid S, Saab L, Sendaydiego J, et al. 2015. Physical and Chemical Variables Influencing Riverine Biota in a Tropical River of Northern Mindanao Philippines. Advances in Environmental Biology Journal 9(26), 68-76.

Bullock JM, Aronson J, Newton AC, Pywell RF, Rey-Benayas JM. 2011. Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Conflicts and Opportunities. In Trends in Ecology and Evolution Vol. 26, No. 10.

Campbell AK. 2003. Save those molecules: molecular biodiversity and life. Journal of Applied Ecology 40, 193-203.

CBD Press Brief. 2010. The strategic plan for the CBD. (accessed on 18 January 2012).

DENR 10, 1996. Ecological profile of Misamis Oriental, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City pp. 29-41.

Ecosystem Alliance. 2014. Climate Adaptation through ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ in the Philippines.

Ecosystem Alliance. 2014. Technical Terminal Report of project ‘Strengthening the Ridge to Reef Ecosystem Management Approach for Sustainable Development in Mindanao.

Gleason CJ, Smith LC. 2014. Toward global mapping of river discharge using satellite images and at-many-stations hydraulic geometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111(13), 4788-4791.

Hooper B. 2005. Integrated river basin governance, learning from international experience [M]. London: IWA publishing.

Jonker L, Nyabeze WR, Kiinsime F, et al. 2002. Integrated water resource management: Theory, practice, cases [J]. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 27, 11-22.

London J, Kusel J. 1996. Applied ecosystem management; coordinated resource management in the Feather river watershed. In: The Status of the Sierra Nevada Vol. III: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress. Wildland Resources Center Report 38: University of California at Davis.

Loreau M, Naeem P, Inchausti et al. S. 2001. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: current knowledge and future challenges. Science 294, 804-808.

Myers N. 1996. Environmental services of biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 93, 2764-2769.

Naimen RJ, Alldredge JR, Beauchamp DA, et al. 2012. Developing a broader scientific foundation for river restoration: Columbia River food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109, 21201-21207.

Rapport DJ, Constanza R, McMichael AJ. 1998. Assessing ecosystem health. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13, 397-402.

Sabatier PA, Focht W, Lubell M, et al. 2005. Swimming upstream: collaborative approaches to watershed management. MIT Press, Cambridge MA.