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Biodiversity Conservation, Coastal, Ocean Clean-up and Protection
by SPAWNOrg Inc. (Service to the People and Welfare of the Nation Org. Inc.) Tanauan, Leyte Philippines 6502 (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
The Spawn Organization has been continuing its effort through programs and activities for the past years in protecting the sea and conserving biodiversity in it. Programs like beach clean-up, mangrove planting, tree planting along the shore, etc. are scheduled throughout the year in cooperation with the local government, local organizations, institutions, and even with foreign organizations. This commitment was more intensified and will continue as our legacy to the people especially after typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) hit our region last 2013. The local government of Tanauan has its own programs and activities in connection to this and is coordinating with several local organizations to continue protecting the ocean and with the Spawn Organization with this commitment will continue to do our part protecting the ocean in years to come.
Updates to voluntary commitment
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Manure management
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • No take marine protected area
  • Marine protected area with partial protection
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
  • Removal or reduction of harmful fisheries subsidies
  • information relating to harmful subsidies
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Transfer of fishing technology
  • Access to coastal fishing grounds
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
January 2017
Beach clean-up, mangrove planting, tree planting along the shore, etc.
Staff / Technical expertise
Manpower to implement the programs and activities set for the year 2017
Basic information
Time-frame: January 1992 - On going
Local Government Unit Of Tanauan Leyte (Government), Tanauan Jaycees (Private sector), Mind, Art, and Sound of Kindred Intrinsic Org. (Academic Organization), Philippine Skim Association (Other Related Org.), Beta Tu Org.(Private Sector), and Rebel Papa Group (Private Sector).
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Hilario Basas, Mr., url_lars@yahoo.com, 09274486837
Tanauan, Leyte Philippines
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