Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center Scientist Emerita and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor Dr. Jurgenne Primavera reported that the ‘region has the highest rate of mangrove loss.’
Several things have to be learned from South Korea’s experience in rehabilitating its forests where they had been devastated during the Japanese occupation (1905-1935) and during the Korean war in the early 1950s.
Bagalunga is popular in Eastern Visayas particularly in Leyte where it is used as construction materials and other wood products.
Macadamia is not only known to be the most nutritious nut but a good reforestation material as well. Its nut has up to 80 percent natural oil and 4 percent sugar that is highly in demand among dieters because of the health benefits that can be derived in reducing cholesterol levels in the body.
There is a symbiotic relationship between fungus mycorrhiza with plants and trees. Inoculating the soil in the root zone of tree seedlings with mycorrhiza, it makes the tree seedlings grow faster, increase the seedlings height and make its stem diameter bigger.