Philippines: Supporting Livelihoods in an Eco-paradise Island

In Palawan, poverty is ubiquitous and unsustainable coastal and land practices are rampant (cyanide fishing, illegal logging) resulting in rapid degradation of unique biodiversity. The Ecotour guides from Busuanga know that their livelihoods depend on protecting the environment instead of thoughtlessly taking away from it. They plan to use citizen media to promote their island as ecotourism hotspot and garner support for conservation action.

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  • Josefina 'Jo' Alforque

    I believe this is a very viable project! The involvement of the youth and communities is the only way for tourism to be sustainable. I hope you will get the grant. Let me know as I am also working in Puerto Princesa City.

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