Where is it?
Abra de llog
The pilot site is located near Abra de Ilog on the Verde Island Passage. This remote area of Mindoro island harbours an extremely rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity.
It is an ideal site to conduct a pilot model in order to test an integrated approach around an established Marine Protected Area and sustainable farming practices.
The Philippines are among the countries first in line to face the consequences of climate change. This creates a direct threat to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Abra de Ilog stands out as one of the most pristine areas thanks to its remoteness.
However, a major road is under construction to connect Abra de Ilog to the Eastern part of the island. At this juncture, we believe it is critical to minimize the impact on the terrestrial and marine ecosystems and help the communities manage their resources.
Finally, Mindoro is remarkable for the presence of a large indigenous population called Mangyans and the lack of road infrastructure.
Ecotone Resilience core team brings together marine biologists, ecology scientists, sustainable farming , development and finance experts. The team is working closely with the University of the Philippines, with the support of the Municipality of Abra de Ilog as well as local communities in Sigman, Udalo, Bugtong and all the other stakeholders.
By structuring a collaborative and productive human architecture between local, national and international stakeholders, from planning, to execution, to profit sharing, Ecotone Resilience aims at securing the long term wellbeing of the local communities, Mangyans Iraya and Tagalogs, by elaborating with them a set of practices to assess, restore and manage the health and productivity of local resources.
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