Conservation and livelihoods around Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Palawan, Philippines
Dr Philip McGowan
University of Newcastle - Biology
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The overarching objective of the Scoping trip is to draft a Stage 1 proposal for a Darwin Initiative Main Project. This will be concerned with issues outlined in Section 6 below and the scoping trip will narrow the scope to define a project that: a) is a significant contribution to the Philippines CBD commitment; b) provides sustainable rural livelihoods; c) is realistic; and d) is cost-effective. We will, therefore, define the problem in operational terms, clarify and agree the impact we all (local and Newcastle University partners) seek, identify the issues, outcomes, potential constraints, roles and responsibilities, and determine how progress will be measured. We will also determine how to motivate engagement with the project from the outset, resource needs, and therefore costs, for all activities.
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