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Applying business models to sustain socio-ecological resilience in coastal Philippines

Ref: 24027
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Heather Koldewey
Lead Institution: ZSL - Philippines, ZSL - Zoological Society of London
Host Country Institutions: WCS - Myanmar, CTC Coral Triangle Centre, Tierramar, BFAR 1. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, SEAFDEC South East Asian Fisheries Development Center, DENR Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Biodiversity Management Bureau, Interface Inc, NAMAO Naisud Mangrove and Aquatic Organization, BFA Bugtong-bato Fisherfolk Association, 1 BOFA 1 Basiao Oyster Farmers Association, BANECA Barangay Agustin Navarra Environmental Conservation Association, NewBAMA New Balaring Mangrove Association, BPFA Fisherfolks Association Talotoan Farmers and Fisherfolks, PO Peoples Organisation Barangay Pedada, LGUs - Local Government Units of the Municipalities of Ajuy, Iloilo; Concepcion, Iloilo; Ivisan, Capiz; Sapian, Capiz; Ibajay, Aklan; and Tangalan, Aklan with their coastal Barangay (village) governments, Song Saa Foundation
Start Date: 2017-04-01
End Date: 2021-03-31
Funding: £399,583.00
Status: Current
Regions: East Asia
Countries: Philippines
Purpose: The Darwin Initiative supported innovative approaches to enhance socio-ecological resilience to disasters in the Philippines, including MMPAs and Net-WorksTM (21-010). This application builds on these experiences and successes to build business models that break pervasive donor dependence in community-based marine conservation, creating fully scalable solutions (connected to other ZSL applications). Community-based conservation effectively protects 15% of bay-scape waters in three pilot bay areas (thereby meeting national and CBD targets), fully sustained by a diversified Net-Works business model that enhances socio-ecological resilience and reduces dependence on donor funding.

Title: 24-027 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]