Both projects work in such a way that it complements together as it is being implemented. It aims to shape, advocate, sustain, and enhance norms among individuals and institutions in the natural resource conservation movement to address root causes of coastal degradation at critical sites. This is done by providing capacity building platforms to key stakeholders in order to engage in coastal resource management and understand relevant tenurial legislations, integrate local-level marine conservation (including no-take areas) into ancestral domain management planning at 2 ancestral domain pilot sites, which include ancestral waters and document, share and promote lessons learned on models of effective local indigenous marine management with local and national government to inform subsequent policy decisions and encourage model.
Project areas and community partners:
- Aramaywan, Quezon, Palawan | Lamane, Ebat’eng, Marnek, Talabongnan Tagbanua Association (LEMTTA) | Tagbanua community
- Sablang, General Nakar, Quezon | Samahan ng mga Katutubong Agta na Pinagtatangol at at Binabaka ang Lupaing Ninuno (SAGIBIN-LN) | Agta-Dumagat-Remontado community
- Coastal Resource Survey
- Underwater Assessment
- Establishment of Marine Protected Area in Ancestral Waters
- Training and Deputization of Fish Wardens
- MPA establishment through barangay and municipal ordinances
- Sustainable Livelihood
- 42 fish wardens were officially deputized by BFAR,
- No take zones for both areas were identified and delineated,
- Barangay Ordinance have been passed establishing marine sanctuaries in both areas.