Conducted by PIT
, Started on 2020 -
Completed on 2020
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Mangroves provide enormous ecosystem services to various organisms in the coastal environment in Tinabilan, Palompon, Leyte, Eastern Philippines. Unfortunately, no detailed assessment was conducted to know the status, species composition, and diversity of mangroves in this area. Baseline information was gathered in five randomly identified plots. Eight mangrove species were recorded in the sampling site. The species Aegiceras floridum was the densest species recorded, and the vulnerable mangrove species Camptostemon philippinensis was abundant. Also, Sonneratia alba had the highest cover and importance value (IV) index among the species encountered. Furthermore, the mangrove species present in the sampling site have high regenerative capacity. The data revealed the status of Tinabilan mangrove forest, which could be used as a basis for further protection with the presence of threatened mangrove species.