ORIENTAL MINDORO MANGROVE REHABILITATION PROGRAM
ORIENTAL MINDORO MANGROVE REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The program plainly would call for replanting of mangrove species in areas along coast where former mangrove forest existed, including some inland riverine areas. However, to protect such initiative, people’s awareness would b called for. Our people are mere exploiters of our resources and its about time that they learn also that they have to tend the very resources that give support to their way of living

Destruction of mangrove is very rampant in Calapan (Oriental Mindoro) due to their conversion into their fishponds or beach resorts. Illegal fishing (dynamite fishing) is also a problem that affects the coastal areas.
The project aims to protect the remaining mangrove areas and coastal resources from further degradation through mangrove replanting, formation/strengthening of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (FARMC) and alternative livelihoods.

The project shall also protect the coastal areas where migratory birds stay/present and explore the possibility of developing the project site for sustainable tourism.

 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Halcon Mountaineers Association Inc.
Country:
Philippines
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 39,783.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 7,384.20
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 12,756.00
Project Number:
PHI/67/03 GEF-RNE
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
A rehabilitation of the mangrove forests in their areas would provide the poor with sustainable source of food and income and protection from the elements. The whole community will be able to benefit from the resources this ecosystem would provide.
Policy Impact
In areas which are privately owned, the proponent will enter into private memorandum of agreement with the owner for a possible long-term contract of mangrove restoration in their properties.
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Partnership

The Royal Netherlands Embasy

Grantee Contact

Mr. Renato G. Tobillo
Phone: (63) (43) 4410254
Email: dickies61@yahoo.com
 

Address

c/o Javitusa Trading, Sta. Maria Village, Calapan City
Luzon , 5200

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Rochelle Balitaan Villanueva
Phone:
+63 2 2944082
Email:
Atty Rodolfo Ferdinand Jr Quicho
Phone:
+63 2 2944082
Fax:
+63 2 2944082
Email:

Address

Biodiversity Management Bureau Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center North Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1101

Country Website