Melissa Cabahug, information officer of the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas, said that aside from the ICRMP
, the building that housed the Bureau of Lands of DENR-7 was also destroyed.
Funded by the Asian Development Bank, ICRMP
has mainstreamed ecotourism in project sites and integrated climate change adaptation measures.
Chino and ICRMP
's Executive Director Rick Ferguson met with 15 carriers to market the program.
As part of ICRMP
goals of giving livelihood assistance to groups like Buklod, the BFAR established an aquaculture area in the mangroves to provide members extra income from culturing king crabs, Casidsid said.
Both the sanctuary and Pawa Mangrove Ecosystem and Wildlife Park were included in the ICRMP
by the DENR in August 2008 in an effort to "enhance coastal resources and uplift the socioeconomic conditions of the fisherfolk, farmers and stakeholders," Cantre explained.
In his speech yesterday, Paje also took the chance to talk about the steps taken by the country in preventing further degradation of coastal ecosystems, particularly through the implementation of the Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project (ICRMP
) and the Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystems Management Program (SCREMP).