Capability Building for Community-Managed Marine Protected Area and Biodiversity Monitoring System
Capability Building for Community-Managed Marine Protected Area and Biodiversity Monitoring System
Development in the coastal areas of site is focused on tourism and fisheries such as live fish gathering, capture fisheries, and aquaculture. The growth rate of tourism in the City of Puerto Princesa is in an upward trend. This increases the demand for reef fishes for consumption.

The overall purpose of this project is to address capacity-building skills and interlinkaging network of community-managed marine protected area at the Saint Pal Bay coastal communities to ensure the survival and protection of the widest possible range of marine species and ecosystems by interconnecting natural habitats status and biodiversity assemblage and the need to institutionalize appropriate management approaches for community-managed marine protected area and monitoring systems at the World Heritage Site.
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Project Snapshot

Palawan Community-Based Fisherfolk Alliance, Inc.
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,388.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
The project will address the absence of well-defined capacity-building needs in community management of marine protected areas by developing skills of the local stakeholders. Organizational Capacity Self-Assessment (OCSA) shall be undertaken by the coastal and marine POs in coordination with the Barangay Councils. The OCSA tools covers six components of organizatioal capacity namely: governance; resource management; financial resource; service delivery; external relations; organizational and program sustainability.
Notable Community Participation
The community-managed marine protected area linkaging will be integrated to the PAMB guide of the implementation of the protection and conservation of the coastal and marine areas of Saint Paul Bay by focusing management to the concerns for the coastal communities living in and around the park. One of the positive cultural values and gender considerations of this project is by promoting stronger community participation thru enhanced capability building and marine biodiversity monitoring systems while coastal communities will be empowered by actively involving them in the planning and implementation thru proper planning workshop, bay-wide resource management planning, biodiversity monitoring using community appropriate manuals.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Rizal Avenue Extension, Barangay Bancao-bancao,
Puerto Princesa , Palawan , 5300

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Rochelle Balitaan Villanueva
+63 2 2944082
Atty Rodolfo Ferdinand Jr Quicho
+63 2 2944082
+63 2 2944082


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