Protecting island biodiversity and coastal and marine ecosystems

Detailed Information

Size of area being restored
Approx. 5,000 ha

Geographical features of site
Mangrove and beach forests

Objectives of restoration
Sustain ecological and social benefits and services to communities
Protection of the island biodiversity and coastal and marine ecosystem

Type/method of restoration
Enhance planting, protection, and monitoring

Challenges and threats to the area
Illegal cuttings and natural disturbances (typhoon and strong waves)
Development aggression (resorts and beach tourism development)

Communities involved (indicate size)
10 barangays/communities are actively involved

Solutions/interventions being done in response to challenges and objectives
Strengthen protection activities, organized Coastal Guards volunteers who conduct regular patrolling and monitoring activities

Planting and rehabilitation of denuded portion/patches of mangrove forest

Community education and involvement to rehabilitation activities

Establishment of community mangrove and beach nurseries

Management planning with LGUs

Support needed and details:

— Financing for restoration
There are other communities that need support for the rehabilitation of their coastal forest in Coron and Busuanga. Cullion Islands also need restoration efforts to sustain the ecological services of the mangrove forest

— Financing for livelihood
There is a need to develop appropriate and feasible community enterprises/livelihood for women and fishers to contribute in their economic activities and augment their family income

— Awareness and education

Protecting island biodiversity and coastal and marine ecosystems
Calamianes Island Group (Coron and Busuanga), Palawan
Site Information
C3 - Community Centred Conservation Philippines
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