|Annual Report 2019
|Year of Publication
|Tan, A. ; Baird, M.; Atup, D.; Yosoya, L.; Baisac, J.; Omalza. J.
|Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, Inc.
| 2019 has been a major milestone for the Coastal Conservaiton and Education Foundation in creating sustainable coasts and involving the communities in managing them. Among the highlights of this year’s activites are the Saving Philippine Reefs Expediion (SPR), Our Ocean Program, activities from Project ADABOSS and Project ISDA and other collaborations with partners. This year’s Saving Philippine Reefs Epedition is composed of eight International volunteers and 4 CCEF staff, who helped monitor the reefs in Moalboal and Badian.
The main highlight of 2019 is the implementation of CCEF’s project called the “Our Ocean” Program, with its three major projects, Project SMILE, in Barangay, Biasong Talisay, Project SEAledi in Siquijor and Project SEAcured in Southeast Cebu muncipalities.
Project SMILE: Sustainable Mangrove program through Information, Linkages and Ecopreneurship The aim of Project SMILE is the development of a Sustainable Mangrove Program in Barangay Biasong, Talisay, Cebu, Philippines by establishing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the local go]vernment of Talisay, the academe (i.e., University of Visayas, local schools), the business sector and corporate partners to support mangrove protection and management, environmental conservation, and ecopreneurship.
Project SEAled: Sustainable Environmental Advocacy through coastal Law Enforcement and Development) in Siquijor Province. The Project SEALED aims to strengthen alliances and partnerships among local governments units and other stakeholders toward achieving sustainability for coastal resource management through coastal law enforcement, microfinance, and ecotourism development in the province of Siquijor. For this project, CCEF focuses on developing the top three MPAs that won in the latest Isla de Fuego MPA awards 2019 last June 17: Bino- ongan Marine Sanctuary, Olang Marine Sanctuary, and Tulapos Marine Sanctuary.
Project SEAcured: Sustainable Environmental Advocacy through Community development, Understanding of marine ecosystems, Recovery of fish stocks, and Ecopreneurship Development) in Southeast Cebu. The aim of Project SEACURED is to strengthen governance structures for MPA and/or MPA network management in at least seven municipalities in the island province of Cebu (i.e., ADABOSS: Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Santander, and Samboan) through participatory assessments of the biophysical and socio-economic status and conditions of priority MPAs and application of adaptive management strategies to improve management effectiveness, in partnership with the business sector.
In this report you will also find the different activities which were implemented in partnership with corporations , involvement with the youth and raising awareness through seminars and workshops.
|Annual Report 2019