This September, CCEF will be holding its 1st virtual MPA conference: “Sharing Experiences: Common Lessons on Sustainable Conservation and Management”. Join us this September 9-10 by registering via Zoom or stay tuned for our Facebook Livestream!
For 22 years, CCEF has been taking part in the establishment, management, and monitoring of at least 200 Marine Protected Areas(MPAs) all over the Philippines. One of CCEF’s oldest projects is the Saving Philippine Reefs Expedition, which has helped create one of the largest coral reef datasets in the Philippines. CCEF also started an MPA database that aims to evaluate the management effectiveness of the locally managed MPAs in the Visayas region using the CCEF MPA rating system. The CCEF MPA rating system has been adopted and used by the Marine Support Network (MSN) to evaluate the current status and progress of the MPAs in the Philippines and has become the baseline for different MPA evaluation
In this conference we will be inviting experts in the field of marine biology, as well as MPA managers who are at the frontlines in conserving MPAs.We highly encourage the participants to be active in learning about current issues regarding the management of MPAs and be able to share useful management strategies and practices