Quezon City, Manila, Philippines.
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In the Philippines, the target region is the Verde Island Passage marine corridor, more precisely its coastal ecosystem where 830,000 people live and depend on its marine resources for livelihoods including fishing, aquaculture and tourism.
With a rising population, pressures such as overfishing, clearing of mangroves for aquaculture, development and logging will result in erosion and degradation of the natural coast. The vulnerability assessment for this region was completed in 2009 and resulted in a series of recommendations.
Based on this, CI is working with partners to implement two initiatives to enhance coastal protection and strengthen fisheries resilience. Key actions include mangrove reforestation, training local communities and government in EbA coastal management techniques, application of best fishing practices and technologies, and income diversification strategies.