Philippines Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project
The Project will support the Government’s efforts to address the critical issues of sustainable management of marine and coastal resources. The salient activities of the Project include
(i) develop an institutional framework for integrated coastal resources management (ICRM), address policy weaknesses and legal gaps, clarify roles of national government agencies concerned and local governments, and address their capacity-building needs;
(ii) assess resources in the coastal zone of participating municipalities; develop and implement ICRM plans and participatory law enforcement; and develop ecocertification mechanisms for trade in coral-associated species;
(iii) implement biodiversity conservation in priority marine biodiversity corridors supported by focused research on critical ecosystems and threatened species;
(iv) help municipal fisherfolk develop sustainable enterprises and livelihoods, reducing their reliance on fishing; and
(v) improve water supply, sanitation, and solid waste management; provide add-on classrooms to existing schools for disadvantaged coastal communities; provide infrastructure and facilities for mitigating coastal erosion and pollution; and support an information, education, and communication program on the link between population and environmental quality and population management.
The Project will be implemented in six priority marine biodiversity corridors and ecosystems covering 68 municipalities in the provinces of Cagayan, Cebu, Davao Oriental, Masbate, Siquijor, and Zambales.