Ensuring sustainable coastal protection by means of biodiversity conservation in marine ecosystems affected by typhoons in the Philippines
As of: December 2020
Tropical cyclones (typhoons) regularly occur in the Philippines due to the geographical location of the region – and climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of these typhoons, threatening both coastal ecosystems and the local population. The project supports partner organisations in implementing participatory and sustainable coastal zone management, and it also contributes to improving climate protection and the conservation of coasts and species by restoring mangrove and coastal forests. The political legal framework for species and coastal protection is also being improved. Centres of Excellence present practical learning experiences on conservation and management measures. They serve as starting points for raising awareness among the population and for developing the capacities of decision makers in the field of marine and coastal management. This will ultimately lead to the improved protection of coastal areas and their inhabitants from the effects of climate change.
Protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems for improved adaptation to climate change in the Philippines and the Coral Triangle
State of implementation/results
- Between April and October 2020 the project coordinated the monthly Webinar series Mangroves 101 about mangroves and their rehabilitation and conservation (www.international-climate-initiative.com/…).
- In the context of the Month of the Ocean 2020 and International Day for Biological Diversity, the project participated in online poster campaigns organised via Facebook by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB).
- From February 10 – 15, 2020, the project conducted the 12th training of trainers on the rehabilitation and conservation of mangroves and beach forests.
- In the context a conference on sustainable aquaculture organised by GIZ in Rangoon, Myanmar, the project presented innovations on rehabilitating mangroves through the renaturation of unused fish pond areas, Green-Grey-Engineering, the management of eco parks, and local policy on mangrove management.