Report Describes Status of the Philippines’ Coral Triangle Marine ResourcesCatch of the Week
The Philippines has embraced the goals of the Coral Triangle Initiative, adopting actions toward sustainable growth as a response to the heavy toll that climate change and human activities have impacted on the country’s coral reefs, mangrove forests, and endangered species.
The State of the Coral Triangle: Philippines report describes the status of these resources and provides baseline data and information against which future progress in implementing the country’s national plan of action can be assessed.
Located at the apex of the Coral Triangle, the archipelago is an integral part of this global center of marine biodiversity. Damage to these ecosystems threatens the food security of its growing population. Sustainable development of these marine ecosystems is thus critical to the long-term future of the Philippines, as 78% of its 80 provinces and 56% of its 1,634 cities and municipalities are located along the country’s coastline.
The publication of several Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) knowledge products is part of the support given by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
These knowledge products include a State of the Coral Triangle (SCT) report for each member country, as well as a regional SCT report that promotes regional and international understanding of current ecological, political, and socioeconomic issues in the Coral Triangle. A State of the Coral Triangle report for each member country has also been published, which addresses sustainable resource management issues at the national level.
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