Sustainable coastal protection through biodiversity conservation in coastal ecosystems affected by typhoons in the Philippines
As of: June 2019
Objective and activities
The project assists the DENR with the implementation of a participatory and holistic coastal zone management. Through the rehabilitation of mangrove and beach forests in coastal areas vulnerable to typhoons it contributes to an improved protection of climate-related hazards and biodiversity as well as the coastal zone as a whole. The project aims at the improvement of the political and legal framework conditions for biodiversity and coastal protection. In ‘Centres of Excellence’ best practices for protection and management measures are showcased. They provide the starting point for awareness rising of the coastal population as well as capacity development of decision-makers in the field of coastal zone management. This results in the scaling-up of effective measures in the framework of extensive government programs witch in turn leads to better protection of coastal areas and their inhabitants against climate-related hazards.
- Protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems for improved adaptation to climate change in the Philippines and the Coral Triangle
State of implementation/results
The project has just started. A project initiation workshop took place from 5-8 Ferbruary in Iloil, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and other relevant project partners and included learning visits to the Leganes Mangrove Ecopark and the Taklong Island National Marine Reserve, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.
THe project project will be offically launched in May 2019 in the context of the national celebrations of the DENR BMB of the months of oceans,