In support of its ongoing Mangrove Reforestation Project launched in September last year, the Capiz State University (CapSU) Dayao Campus through its Fishery department led the mangrove trees planting in barangay Talon, Roxas City recently.
The CapSU Dayao team led by Prof. Domingo Allanic, Prof. Joselito Sitjar, Prof. Pascasio Reyes and Prof. Eddie Tupaz spearheaded the planting of mangrove trees along the shoreline of the said barangay. Some 20 Talon barangay officials and barangay folk and the Fishery students representing all levels of CapSU Dayao took part in the initiative.
According to Mr. Domingo Allanic, mangrove reforestation coordinator of CapSU Dayao, the initiative has been launched to create awareness and promote environmental protection of the people of barangay Talon, its neighboring community. The mangrove seedlings used for the reforestation drive were propagated at the mangrove nursery of CapSU Dayao.
Allanic said that all these steps to continued mangrove reforestation of the Talon shoreline are sought to help create or restore the fish’s natural habitat in the area, which could later help establish it as an eco-tourism site.
For her part, Dr. Lucy Beluso, CapSU Dayao campus administrator, said this and other similar initiatives virtually form part of the campus’s flagship advocacy to reach out to the fishing communities to help improve the livelihood of its constituents.