Government allots ₱for beach forests, mangrove development
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The government has allotted ₱1 billion for mangrove and beach forests development in disaster-risk areas in the country covering areas hit by typhoon Yolanda including Bohol and Cebu. DENR Sec. Ramon Paje said the fund will be used to provide socio-economic benefits to affected local communities and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Paje underscored the need to provide alternative livelihood to coastal communities to curb the country's high dependence on its coastal and marine resources, characterized by destructive and unsustainable resource extraction practices, which led to devastation in ecosystems as in the case of Yolanda.
Lopez, E. (2014, February 25). Government allots ₱1B for beach forests, mangrove development. Manila Bulletin, p. B-12.
Governments; Beaches; Forests; Mangroves; Socioeconomic aspects; Climatic changes; Livelihoods; Marine resources; Storm surges; Environmental degradation; Integrated coastal zone management; Coastal zone management; Coral reefs; Risk management; Marine parks; Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management (SCREMP); Asian Development Bank; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Paje, Ramon
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