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CCEF’s projects reflects the team’s ability and capacity to undertake state-of-the-art coastal resource management, marine conservation, and educational activities that are fully integrated with local communities and governments. Common to all projects is a scientific-based approach to sustain and restore coastal habitats and their economically valuable resources in measurable terms.

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PAST AND PRESENT PROJECTS

Saving Philippine Reefs

(since early 1980s-current) supported by individual donors is an annual coral reef and marine protected area (MPA) monitoring activities led by CCEF President, Dr. Alan T. White. The project surveys coral reefs, determines trends in reef status, and trains divers in reef survey techniques and data collection/analysis.

Marine Protected Area (MPA) Project

(2001-2004) supported by the Pew Fellows for Conservation Award to Dr. Alan T. White, Principal Investigator, improved the management of coral reefs in MPAs using a management rating system.

Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM) Project

(2002-2007) supported by Path Foundation – Philippines. The project addressed the coastal population growth issue through educating coastal communities about responsible parenting and reproductive health options.

Local Governance for Coastal Management Project in Central Visayas

(2003-2010) supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The project assisted the implementation of the coastal resource management (CRM) plans of each town in of Southern Cebu and the Province of Siquijor and, up-scaled the program to the shared management of MPA networks/town clusters through organized councils.

Coastal Resource Management Reference Project

(2004-2005) initiated by CCEF, and supported by the Coral Reef Alliance, distributed reference books to local governments, community organizations and schools, as well as establishing the Alan T. White Library and Learning Center;

Expanded MPA Project

(2005-2006) supported by Canada for Local Initiatives and United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US-NOAA). The project enhanced the management of MPAs in selected project locations in Negros Oriental and Batangas;

Resource Valuation and Information, Education, and Communications (IEC) Component of the Bohol Marine Triangle Project

(2005-2006) supported by the United Nations Development Programme , the Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF), and the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE). The project enhanced the education aspect of coastal resource management to the local community and local managers through improved MPA management practices;

Coral Rehabilitation Project

(2005-2006) supported by the Pew Fellows Grant awarded to Dr. Edgardo Gomez(Principal Investigator, PI), implemented by CCEF in collaboration with Silliman University Marine Laboratory (Dumaguete City), developed and used novel tools for managing habitats and responding to coral reef degradation;

Enhancement of Marine Protected Areas for Fisheries and Tourism Project

(2006-2008) in Mabini and Tingloy, Batangas supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. This project improved the management of selected MPAs in the project sites;

Establishing and Maintenance of Workplace Family Planning Program in Firms without Family Planning Programs

(2006-2008) supported by Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health Project (PRISM) Project through Chemonics International. This project improved the welfare and family health of employees in 30 selected firms in the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ) in Cebu by using guidelines developed by PRISM, in line with Department of Labor and Employment Philippines (DOLE) standards;

Marine Protected Area Project

(2007-2009) in Tingloy, Batangas supported by First Conservation Philippines, Inc. This project improved the management of select MPAs in the project site;

Bantayan Island Coastal Resource Management Project

(2007-2008) supported by Ford Motors Group Philippines. The project enhanced the education aspect of coastal resource management to the local community through improved MPA management practices;

Developing the Municipal User-Fee System Project

(2007-2008) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Sustainable Coastal Tourism in Asia (SCOTIA)/Louis Berger Group, Inc. The project developed and implemented a user-fee system in select MPAs located in Cebu;

Developing a Provincial MPA Management Effectiveness Program in the Province of Cebu

(2008-2010) supported by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US-NOAA) with project sites located in Northern Cebu. The project improved MPA management through capacity-building trainings and planning;

Understanding and Planning for the Socio-Ecological Dimensions of MPA Networks in the Philippines and Beyond Project in Southeast Cebu and Danajon Bank

(2007-2009) supported by Pew Fellows for Marine Conservation and University of Washington, Seattle, USA with CCEF Board Member Dr. Patrick Christie as PI. This project studied the socio-ecological aspects behind effective MPA management and addressed issues through capacity-building training;

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Database and Query Tool for Governance Feasibility of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) in the Philippines Project

(2007-2008) supported by UC-Santa Barbara National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). This project developed an online tool to be used by MPA managers to store information about their MPAs and share lessons with other MPA managers;

Establishing Partnerships with Dive Professionals for Coral Reef and Species Conservation Project

(2007-2008) supported by Conservation International – Philippines. This endeavor developed education materials that targeted scuba divers. The materials educated divers about responsible diving habits, respect for and compliance to MPA rules and regulation, and gave them opportunities to help in enhancing MPA management and the local diving industry;

Ecogov IQS Task Order: Strengthening the Southwest MPA Cluster in Cebu and the Siquijor Provincial MPA Network

(2008-2009) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). This project strengthened the joint town councils through capacity-building training to enhance MPA-network management;

Determining Management Effectiveness of MPAs in the Asia-Pacific Region Project

(2008-2010) with support from the National Geographic Society (NGS). This project rated MPAs all over the Philippines in terms of management effectiveness and stored them in an enhanced database with integrated GIS features;

Developing a Provincial MPA Management Program in the Province of Cebu, Philippines Project

(2008-2009) with funding support from the United States – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US-NOAA). The project improved MPA management at a provincial level with relevant capacity training and planning;

Adopt-a-Mangrove

(2008-present) supported by Philippine-based companies/corporations this program promotes reforestation and rehabilitation of mangrove forests in the Philippines. Corporations ‘adopt’ mangrove planting sites through CCEF’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. Project locations change through the years, depending on company support, within the provinces of Cebu and Batangas.

Solid Waste Management Project in Malapascua Island, Cebu

(2009-2010) supported by Department of Tourism – Philippines (DOT). The project improved solid waste management practices in Malapascua Island;

Building Siquijodnon's Resilience to disasters and climate change through community-based mangrove reforestation

(2009-2010) supported by the United States – Department of State with project location in the Province of Siquijor, Philippines. The project built the island’s coastal communities’ resilience to climate change by mangrove rehabilitation and reforestation;

Mechanisms by which no-take marine protected areas enhance surrounding fish yields: implications for food security in a developing country

(2009-2011) supported by the Conservation, Food, Health Foundation through Dr. Aileen Maypa (PI). This project contributed to coral reef fishery conservation and food security in developing countries by utilizing existing fishery management tools, such as marine protected areas (MPAs). A major output were the scientific findings recommending effective MPA designs.

Applying a Systematic Conservation Planning Framework to Develop a Provincial MPA Network Management Plan for Siquijor, Philippines Project

(2010-2012) supported by the United States – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US-NOAA). The project developed an effective MPA network conservation plan for Siquijor and capacitated local managers in implementing that plan;

Scaling-up Management of Locally-Managed MPAs in Central Philippines

(2010-2012) supported by the United States – National Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation (US-NFWF). The project enhanced MPA management in specific MPAs in Northern Cebu, Philippines through capacity-building trainings and the application of MPA best practices;

Communities Learning to Stop Abuse and Nurture Social Empowerment (CLEANSE) Project

(2010-2012) supported by the European Union – Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines. The project contributed to the reduction of incidences of violence against women and their children (or VAWC) in Cebu City and Cebu Province. This includes the improvement of the implementation and monitoring of local and national legal instruments against VAWC through citizen’s participation.

Danajon Bank Marine Park Project

(2011-2013) supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Philippines) through Cooperative Agreement No. AID-492-A-11-0002. With project locations in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Southern Leyte, and Leyte in the Philippines, the project enhanced the quality of life of resource dependent stakeholders in Danajon Bank through the effective management of a large-scale MPA, improved conditions of habitats and fisheries, and the established economic development opportunities.;

Camiguin Coastal Resource Management Project 2

(2012-2014) supported by New Zealand Agency for International Development-Philippines (NZAid-Phil) and ANZDEC Limited. The project focuses on improving coastal resource management in the provincial island of Camiguin;

Consolidating MPA Network Planning for resilience in Siquijor

(Dec. 2011 – Oct. 2013) supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Areas (ACCCoast). The project strengthens the institutional coordination and capacity of the Provincial Marine Protected Areas Technical Support (PMPATS) group, applies scientific principles for resilient MPA network design and management, and enhances stakeholder participation in MPA management in Siquijor Province.

Marine Protected Area and Coral Reef Monitoring Data and Information System Project

(2012-2014) supported by Unico Conservation Foundation in Australia. This project contributes to the better management of MPAs in the Philippines through coral reef monitoring, training, public outreach, and the development of a robust MPA data information system.

Advocating Science-based MPA designs through IEC Advocacy

(2013), supported by the Foundation for Philippine Environment (FPE). This project translated scientific materials on MPA effective designs and related findings to popular materials in order for the concepts to be understood more by the MPA local communities, MPA managers, LGUs and, the non-scientific community in general.

United States - Coral Triangle Initiative Learning Project (US-CTI)

(Jul. – Sep. 2013) supported by World Wide Fund (WWF). This study collected data on the impact of the Coral Triangle Initiative in targeted Philippine sites.

Enhancing Resiliency and Climate Change Adaptation through coral restoration and reef fish recovery using marine protected area (MPA) as a tool

(Dec. 2013 – Mar. 2014) supported by supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Areas (ACCCoast). This project focuses on the study of coral reef and fisheries restoration in MPAs in the province of Siquijor.

Coral reef damage assessment in Northern Cebu and vicinity after the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Devastation

(Nov. 2013 – Jun. 2014) funded by 3 Villages + 1 Goal/Aboitiz Foundation and CCEF’s – Yolanda Funds – collected from individual donors internationally. This endeavor provides relief packs to affected families in Northern Cebu of the Typhoon Yolanda disaster. Other interventions include providing reconstruction materials (i.e. roofing, nails, etc.) to selected schools. Further, coral rehabilitation assessments, in partnership with 3V+1G/Aboitiz Foundation, were done in MPAs in Northern Cebu.

Tourism and community resilience: Implications for achieving success in conservation supported by ecotourism

(Nov. 2013 – Feb. 2014) supported by James Cook University through Dr. Amy Diedrich. This study collects socio-economic information from communities with MPAs, in Siquijor Province, to help determine the viability of, and plan for, improved ecotourism activities.

Coral reef rehabilitation protocol development for typhoon damaged coral reefs in selected marine protected areas in Siquijor Province

(2013-2014) supported by the Siquijor Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. This fund allocated to materials, equipment, and transportation for the Siquijor LGU and provided partial travel and accommodation expenses to CCEF diver scientists.

An Evaluation of the Tubbataha Management Office’s Information, Education, and Communications (IEC) School Visits in 11 Schools and 11 Coastal Villages in Palawan, Philippines

(Dec. 2013 – Feb. 2014) funded by the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) through Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationalZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. This study assesses the impact of the TMO’s educational activities in sites surrounding the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (2013), established by the National Integrated Protected Areas (NIPAS) Act.

Coral reef rehabilitation protocol development for typhoon damaged coral reefs in selected marine protected areas in Siquijor Province

(2013-2014) supported by the Siquijor Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. This fund allocated to materials, equipment, and transportation for the Siquijor LGU and provided partial travel and accommodation expenses to CCEF diver scientists.

An Evaluation of the Tubbataha Management Office’s Information, Education, and Communications (IEC) School Visits in 11 Schools and 11 Coastal Villages in Palawan, Philippines

(Dec. 2013 – Feb. 2014) funded by the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) through Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationalZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. This study assesses the impact of the TMO’s educational activities in sites surrounding the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (2013), established by the National Integrated Protected Areas (NIPAS) Act.

Marine Protected Areas

The MPA database started out as a project to document the management of marine protected areas in the Visayas region. Its main activity was to document and record the management status of local and nationally managed MPAs. A rating system was utilized by CCEF so that MPA management committees are guided in improving the management of these sites. With a recent funding from the UNICO Conservation Foundation, the important work of supporting hundreds of MPAs scattered mainly in Visayas is continued.

ProvinceNumber of MPAs
Antique1
Bohol13
Batangas3
Camiguin1
Cebu17
Camarines Norte1
Davao Oriental1
Davao del Sur3
Iloilo1
Leyte1
Mindoro Occidental1
Mindoro Oriental3
Misamis Oriental1
Misamis Occidental2
Negros Oriental8
Palawan17
Pangasinan2
Quezon1
Southern Leyte1
Samar1
Siquijor1
Sarangani1
Sorsogon1
Surigao del Sur3
La Union1
Zambales1
Zamboanga del Norte2
Zamboanga Sibugay1
Zamboanga del Sur3

TitleEstablishedAreaBarangayLGUProvince
Abung Marine Protected Area200687AbungSan JuanBatangas
Adlay Marine Protected Area200684AdlayCarrascalSurigao del Sur
Agan-an Marine Reserve19996Agan-anSibulanNegros Oriental
Agoho Marine Fish Sanctuary200019AgohoMambajaoCamiguin
Agoo-Damortis Protected Landscape and Seascape200010648Ago-oLa Union
Agsalin Fish Sanctuary200335.6AgsalinGloriaMindoro Oriental
Aguining Fish Sanctuary198685.7AguiningPres. Carlos P GarciaBohol
Agutayan Marine Protected Area19964AgutayanJasaanMisamis Oriental
Alabel Fish Sanctuary200115AlabelMalapatanSarangani
Alang-alang Marine Sanctuary200310Alang-alangTabogonCebu
Albaguen Island Fish Sanctuary19975Albaguen IslandSan VicenteCamarines Norte
Albaguen Island Fish Sanctuary19975Albaguen IslandSan VicentePalawan
Alburquerque-Loay-Loboc Protected Landscape and Seascape20001164AlburquergueBohol
Alejawan Marine Sanctuary199910.7AlejawanDueroBohol
Aliguay Island Protected Landscape and Seascape20032379.4Aliguay IslandDapitan CityZamboanga del Norte
Ambao Fish Sanctuary and Reserve Area200032.5AmbaoHinundayanSouthern Leyte
Anapog Fish Sanctuary200220.8AnapogSan RemegioCebu
Anas Fish Sanctuary200315.6AnasValenciaBohol
Andulay Marine Reserve19936AndulaySiatonNegros Oriental
Anibong Marine Reserve20027.1AnibongAyungonNegros Oriental
Antipolo Marine Reserve200119.2AntipoloTuburanCebu
Apalan Marine Sanctuary200353.4ApalanTuburanCebu
Apid Marine Sanctuary19947.2ApidInopacanLeyte
Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape1994691.4Apo IslandDauinNegros Oriental
Apo Reef Marine Reserve199627469Apo ReefSablayanMindoro Occidental
Arbor Marine Sanctuary20018.9ArborBoljoonCebu
Arnedo Marine Sanctuary19998.2ArnedoBolinaoPangasinan
Artadi Marine Sanctuary20006ArtadiMagsaysayDavao del Sur
Arthur’s Rock Fish Sanctuary199117.9MabiniBatangas
Asinan Reef Fish Sanctuary200250Asinan ReefBuenavistaBohol
Atop-Atop and Tamiao Marine Sanctuary199675BantayanCebu
Awaan Marine Reserve200215.5AwaanAyungonNegros Oriental
Ayoke Marine Protected Area200542Ayoke IslandCantilanSurigao del Sur
Babuyan Fish Sanctuary (Puntod Ilis)200348Puerto Princesa CityPalawan
Bacawan Reef Fish Sanctuary200623BacawanPolaMindoro Oriental
Bacawayan Marine Protected Area200520BacawayanDimatalingZamboanga del Sur
Bacon Marine Reserve199948BaconSorsogon CitySorsogon
Bacungan Fish Sanctuary200220BacunganPagbilaoQuezon
Badiang Fish Sanctuary200370.1BadiangAndaBohol
Bag- ong Silao MPA200322DumalinaoZamboanga del Sur
Bagacay Fish Sanctuary200023.6BagacaySibongaCebu
Bagasawe Fish Sanctuary200340BagasaweTuburanCebu
Bagonbanua Marine Reserve and Sanctuary199228.3BagonbanuaGuiuanSamar
Bahura Marine Reserve20054.2BahuraDauinNegros Oriental
Balaas Marine Sanctuary200511.4BalaasManjuyodNegros Oriental
Balabag Marine Reserve200315.3BalabagCagayancilloPalawan
Balasinon Fish Sanctuary199750BalasinonSulopDavao del Sur
Balatasan Fish Sanctuary1999300BalatasanBulalacaoMindoro Oriental
Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape200074BaliangaoMisamis Occidental
Balibadon Fish Sanctuary200324.8BalibadonCortesSurigao del Sur
Balicasag Island Fish Sanctuary19983.4Balicasag IslandPanglaoBohol
Balingasay Marine Sanctuary199914.7BalingasayBolinaoPangasinan
Balud-Consolacion Marine Park and Sanctuary200212BaludDalagueteCebu
Ban-ao Marine Protected Area200710Ban-aoBagangaDavao Oriental
Banban Fishery Refuge and Sanctuary20019BanbanDimiaoBohol
Banban-Luyang Marine Sanctuary200610BanbanSiquijorSiquijor
Banbanan Marine Reserve200312.4BanbananDapitan CityZamboanga del Norte
Bancal Bay Fish Sanctuary19965CarlesIloilo
Bancasan Marine and Fish Sanctuary200215.2BancasanSan RemegioCebu
Bangaan Marine Sanctuary2005880BangaanTungawanZamboanga Sibugay
Bani Marine Protected Area200650BaniMasinlocZambales
Banilad Marine Protected Area200175.5BaniladDumaguete CityNegros Oriental
Bantayan Integrated Marine Park and Sanctuary1996345BantayanCebu
Bantigue Marine Sanctuary199910BantigueBantayanCebu
Bantigue-Luyang Marine Sanctuary199920BantigueCarmenCebu
Baobaon Fish and Marine Sanctuary200330PanalsalanPlaridelMisamis Occidental
Baod Marine Sanctuary200220.5BaodBantayanCebu
Barangay Combo Marine Sanctuary200622ComboLabanganZamboanga del Sur
Barangay Suba Marine Sanctuary200419.9SubaAndaBohol
Barili Marine Sanctuary200115.9BariliCebu
Basdacu Fish Refuge and Sanctuary200116BasdacuLoonBohol
Basdio Marine Sanctuary200120.7BasdioGuindulmanBohol
Basdiot Fish Sanctuary19884.2BasdiotMoalboalCebu
Basiao Marine Sanctuary200528.2BasiaoPres. Carlos P GarciaBohol
Batalang-Bato Fish Sanctuary20022.5Pulang BuliTingloyBatangas
Batasan Marine Sanctuary199921Batasan IslandTubigonBohol
Bato Marine Protected Area200825BatoSanta CruzDavao del Sur
Bato Seagrass and Fish Sanctuary200325BatoBadianCebu
Batonan Sur Fish Sanctuary199653.8BatonanCulasiAntique
Binduyan Sabang Reef Fish Sanctuary200240SabangPuero Princesa CityPalawan
Bintuan Sangat Marine Park (Bintuan Marine Park)642004BintuanCoronPalawan
Cawili Marine Reserve200335.7CawiliCagayancilloPalawan
El Nido-Taytay Managed Reserve Protected Area199890321El NidoEl NidoPalawan
Kinabuga-an Point Marine Sanctuary19975Kinabuga-anSan VicentePalawan
Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape2000111339Malampaya SoundSan VicentePalawan
Manyukos Island Fish Sanctuary2003323Manyukos IslandPuerto Princesa CityPalawan
Nagolon Island Fish Sanctuary199750Nagolon IslandSan VicentePalawan
Nusa Marine Reserve200319.3NusaCagayancilloPalawan
Port Barton Marine Park1998123Port BartonSan VicentePalawan
Puntod Reef MPA200450PuntodRoxasPalawan
Siete Pecados Marine Park200552MaquinitCoronPalawan
Talaga Marine Reserve200316.5TalagaCagayancilloPalawan
Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park198833200Tubbataha ReefCagayancilloPalawan

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