United Nations
Improving the effectiveness of coastal and marine resource management in the Philippines
by Marine Conservation Philippines (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Enhance the effectiveness of fisheries code and NIPAS Act MPAs through long-term monitoring and research.
Use data to inform all stakeholders, build the capacity of managers and decision makers, and create science-based management and planning documents to ensure that coastal resources are protected and in a way that lines up with current scientific consensus and relevant ecological data.
Support all stakeholders in the enhancement of protected areas, through improving stakeholder inclusion and community based-management, and site selection and ecological networking.
Progress reports
Enhance site selection of MPAs through establishing a ecosystem-based approach to site selection
Establish equitable MPA management plans for all project areas
Complete Coastal Resource Management Sections in Local Climate Change Action Plans in all project areas
Establish Municipal Integrated Coastal Resource Management Plans in all project municipalities
Staff / Technical expertise
Skilled, innovative and passionate team developing and spearheading an rigorous approach to consistent ecosystem monitoring
Basic information
Time-frame: March 2015 - Foreseeable Future
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Government); Negros Oriental MENRO and MAO (Government); Negros Oriental Environment and Natural Resources Division (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Philippines Coastal Resource Users (Coastal Communities and Fisherfolk)
Contact information
Jonathan Baines, Conservation Manager, jon@mcp.email,
Negros Oriental, Philippines
Other SDGs
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