Population growth and the changing ecosystem in Mindanao

Magdalena, Federico V (1996) Population growth and the changing ecosystem in Mindanao. Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. pp. 105-127.

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This paper explores the relation between population growth and the changing ecosystem in Mindanao, the of Philippines. The history of population growth in Mindanao can be traced back to 1913 when the Amercian colonial government set up agricultural colonies to open up the south for trade and development. Colonial settlement together with migration and natural increase resulted in resource degradation and displacement of indigenous communities such as the Moros and Lumads.Another pressure on the environment comes from legal and illegal logging and rampant kaingin (swidden) agriculture. Thepaper concludes with a discussion of possible maintenance and rehabilitation of the ecosystem. p 106 (citing Cox, Alvin J. "Agricultural Program in the Philippines". Philippine Review II (July 1917): 65-72.): "The coast from Surigao to Butuan is precipitous and heavily timbered. Many of the trees are 5 feet in diameter and tall.(1917, p. 69)" p. 107: Surigao 1903 population: 115,112 (99,298 - "civilized"; 15,814 - "wild")

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