ILOC Update – municipal-based conservation programs in the Philippines

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 A municipal government on Sulu (an autonomous island province in the Philippines) has initiated a significant mangrove planting program to restore these habitats that are so critical to reef conservation. The municipal government of Banguingui entered into an agreement with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources for planting of mangroves covering 588 acres of coastal area.  The source article can be found here. This is a good example of where, in my opinion, the most effective conservation efforts should be directed in developing countries – the community and small government level.  read more