Human and ecosystem wellbeing are intricately linked in addressing the challenges in a poor country like the Philippines, hottest among biodiversity ‘hotspots’ and globally ranking 116th (among the lowest) out of 140 countries surveyed (Prescott-Allen 2001). Destructive use of natural capital continues along with conflicts in development goals and a very high population growth rate that increases from in-migration. Hence, Conservation International–Philippines persists to balance environmental protection and sustainable development.
With environmental sustainability recognized to be as fundamentally important as human survival and development, CI-P’s analytical and action framework prioritizes four major strategies that involve all sectors in conservation for the current program and medium term.
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