The Nypa fruiticans or popularly known as Nipa palm is one of the most economically important crops in the Philippines. Its leaves are used for making handicrafts; young seeds and shoots are edible; and fermented juice are extensively use as beverages. In the first part of their podcast on Nypa Fruticans, Pangasinan State University (PangSU) talks about its ecosystem services.

This episode is produced by the Institute of Environmental Governance in PangSU; Written and directed by: Shella Parreno, Danschiel Genre Dean Ramos, Analyn Diola, and Jan Michael Fernandez.

Wildlife Philippines is an initiative under the Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation 3 of Tanggol Kalikasan and is being supported by the USAID and the US DOI-ITAP.