An Overview Of Our Solution
- Population Impacted
- Continent: Oceania
Describe the problem
Pilar Municipal Marine Park (PMMP) is situated on Ponson Island, Cebu Province, Philippines; in the boundary of two villages, Lower Poblacion and Villahermosa. It was initiated by the EcoGov-2 Project of USAID. Fluted clams, large barrel sponges, manta rays and schools of barracuda inhabit its clear blue waters aside from many species of marine invertebrates and tropical reef fishes. Located in what is considered a priority conservation area for reef fishes, the region was previously threatened by compressor fishing and illegal intrusion of commercial fishing boats. To address these threats, the PMMP established an innovative multi-stakeholder co-management scheme, which implemented activities that allow the completion of the life cycles of the diverse pelagic resources found in the area.
Human Well Being and Livelihood Impact