Protecting the 32,000-Hectare Tubbataha Reefs

by WWF-Philippines

Summary

The project will help provide the necessary incentives, training and logistical support that the marine park rangers need to maintain exemplary performance in protecting the Tubbataha Reefs.
$25,879
total raised
64
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

The Tubbataha Reefs supports fisheries in the Sulu Sea and also draws tourists internationally. They contribute about $4.5 million in tourism revenues to the local economy. The fisheries and tourism benefits from the park are about $16.8 million. The social willingness to pay is estimated at $4 million. An enforcement program introduced by WWF in 1999 made Tubbataha one of the few effectively managed marine-protected areas in the country. The program requires an annual budget of $120,000.

Solution

The project will have two main activities: enforcement and visitor management, which includes training, maintenance and improvement of the ranger station; surveillance, patrol and environmental education and a publicity campaign.

Long-Term Impact

Direct benefits from tourism and fishery and indirect benefits from larval dispersal are estimated to reach a net value of $1.28 million (assuming 10% discount rate for 20 years), provided current enforcement and management efforts are maintained.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​wwf.org.ph

Organization Information

WWF-Philippines

Location: Quezon City - Philippines
Website: http:/​/​www.wwf.org.ph
WWF-Philippines
Project Leader:
Jose Maria Lorenzo Tan
President
Quezon City, Philippines

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