Residents in Taytay, Palawan are protecting corals and the vulnerable giant clams through the Coral and Giant Clam Gardening project. This initiative was designed to seamlessly combine reef restoration and sustainable financing through ecotourism.
Since 2015, this nature-based initiative has changed the way local communities look at managing marine protected areas. This manual shows how reef restoration, so important for fishing communities, can be replicated in the country.
The training organized by CTI-SEA, in partnership with the Western Philippines University (WPU), was designed for fisherfolk organizations, local government units (LGUs), and non government organizations (NGOs).
The training combined lectures to provide the necessary knowledge and technical foundation and hands-on or practical activities with the participants actually doing the substrate construction, collection, and setting of coral fragments and giant clams.
(Available for download after the book launch on 28 November 2017)