Center for Conservation Innovations is a biodiversity conservation NGO that aims to promote the development of new biodiversity conservation approaches and regenerative livelihoods by developing partnerships and building capacities for science-based, nature-inspired, and socially appropriate conservation strategies. CCI PH aims to be a consolidator and broker of conservation capacity, innovations and successes.
CCI is the new legal local entity that evolved from the Fauna and Flora International Philippines (FFI PH). CCI will continue the program of work of FFI in the Philippines as an independent NGO.
While CCI may be a new organization, it carries with it the same FFI PH team with the experience, expertise and competencies in REDD Plus. The same team that have been one of the prime movers of the crafting of the Philippines National Redd Plus Strategy (PNRPS) in 2010 and eventually became the convenor of CODEREDD from 2013 to 2015. CODEREDD is the major conglomeration of CSO and government agencies that led the process of finalizing the PNRPS.
At the project level, our team has implemented and co-implemented REDD+ projects in the Philippines, in General Nakar, Quezon Province and in Aramaywan in Quezon, Palawan. These projects have been supported by the European Commission. We have also provided technical support to several government-led REDD+ projects in the Philippines, specifically to DENR-GIZ’s REDD+ project in Leyte and DENR-USAID’s B+WISER program by conducting biodiversity baseline assessments and carbon assessment, respectively.
Currently, CCI provides technical support and organizational capacity development on various aspects of biodiversity conservation. CCIPH is also collaborating with a number of individuals and organizations including national and local governments units to enhance their biodiversity conservation lenses both technically and organizationally. CCIPH deploys a wide-range of expertise and respond to various needs in conservation work and organization development. Specifically, CCI has provides the skills and knowledge, to identify conservation targets and its measures, enhancement of protected area management plans, identification of High Conservation Value Areas, community and livelihood enterprise development, species distribution modelling, provision of technical support on the roll-out of the LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System (a landscape and wildlife threats monitoring and reporting system), in the establishment of the Philippines’ forest MRV. CCIPH also helps strengthen biodiversity and analytical skills of academic institutions and students by providing the ecological assessment tools and skills training.
Innovate– This is our research and development program. Under this program we:
Protect- This is our species and habitats conservation program. Under this program we:
Empower- This is our capacity building program. Under this program we:
Sustain- This is our business and biodiversity program. We engage business sectors to achieve no net loss on biodiversity. Under this program we:
CCI is supporting the following on-going projects in the Philippines: