Addressing and adapting to contemporary coastal management issues in the central Philippines

Lucas, Ethan and Combest-Friedman, Chelsea and Gonzalez, Cirse and Pittkin, Turner and Schleit, Kathryn (2010) Addressing and adapting to contemporary coastal management issues in the central Philippines. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

With arguably the world’s most decentralized coastal governance regime, the Philippines has implemented integrated coastal management (ICM) for over 30 years as one of the most successful frameworks for coastal resource management in the country. Anthropogenic drivers continue to threaten the food security and livelihood of coastal residents; contributing to the destruction of critical marine habitats, which are heavily relied upon for the goods and services they provide. ICM initiatives in the Philippines have utilized a variety of tools, particularly marine protected areas (MPAs), to promote poverty alleviation through food security and sustainable forms of development. From the time marine reserves were first shown to effectively address habitat degradation and decline in reef fishery production (Alcala et al., 2001) over 1,100 locally managed MPAs have been established in the Philippines; yet only 10-20% of these are effectively managed (White et al., 2006; PhilReefs, 2008). In order to increase management effectiveness, biophysical, legal, institutional and social linkages need to be strengthened and “scaled up” to accommodate a more holistic systems approach (Lowry et al., 2009). This summary paper incorporates the preliminary results of five independently conducted studies. Subject areas covered are the social and institutional elements of MPA networks, ecosystem-based management applicability, financial sustainability and the social vulnerability of coastal residents to climate change in the Central Philippines. Each section will provide insight into these focal areas and suggest how management strategies may be adapted to holistically address these contemporary issues. (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Addressing and adapting to contemporary coastal management issues in the central Philippines
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Lucas, Ethaneyl@uw.edu
Combest-Friedman, Chelsea
Gonzalez, Cirse
Pittkin, Turner
Schleit, Kathryn
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Management
Environment
Policies
Item ID: 3932
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 20:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:41
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3932

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