Fisher folk key to marine conservation-WWF
Conserving the country’s precious marine resources begins with showing fisher folk that protecting natural habitats will redound to more money for them, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines). “Local communities are the delivery systems of conservation,” WWF-Philippines vice chair and chief executive officer Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan said at the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Philippines Forum in Makati City on Wednesday. He stressed the importance not only of promoting sustainable livelihood for coastline communities but of showing fisher folk that they can earn good profits through sound business practices.
Yap, D. (2013, August 17). Fisher folk key to marine conservation-WWF. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A5.
Associated contentOnline version
Fishers; Marine resources; Livelihoods; Spawning grounds; Seafood; Nature conservation; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines); CTI-Philippines National Coordinating Committee; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Department of Agriculture (DA); National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration; Conservation International; Tan, Jose Ma. Lorenzo