USAID Trains Filipino Natural Resource Managers and Researchers in Ecosystem Valuation

Manila, October 22, 2021 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project, trained nearly 275 government staff and researchers from Philippine public universities on how to properly account for environment-provided benefits.  The recently completed three-month training supports the Philippine government’s work to promote economic growth through the ...
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USAID Partners with Department of Agriculture to Improve Philippine Fisheries Sector

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formally launch a new partnership that will improve the Philippine fisheries sector’s performance and help national and local governments take an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management.
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BFAR-USAID Study Calls for Public Support to Combat Illegal Fishing

Manila, March 10, 2021 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) released on March 9 the results of a study which quantified illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Philippines. The report  identifies what more should be done to eradicate IUU fishing in Philippine waters. IUU ...
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Philippine Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct U.S.-Funded Underwater Crime Scene Investigation Training

Manila, November 21, 2019 –– As part of ongoing U.S.-Philippine cooperation on underwater crime scene investigation (UCSI), participants from the Philippine National Police – Maritime Group (PNP-MG), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) conducted an instructor development course in Batangas from November 4 to 13. This event consisted of ...
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U.S. Military Divers Assist Philippine Partners in Installing Artificial Reefs

Batangas, August 16, 2019 — U.S. and Philippine service members, local government workers, and non-governmental organizations partnered to install artificial habitat reefs at Barangay Hukay, Calatagan, Batangas on August 15, 2019. The project, dubbed Operation Pamamalakaya, is a collaboration between by the Philippine Air Force, DV Boer Farm, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Community ...
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USAID and Philippine Partners Celebrate Marine Biodiversity Program Achievements

U.S. Embassy Chargé ďaffaires Michael Klecheski, Vice President Leni Robredo, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Susan Brems together with USAID’s Ocean Champions.  Ocean Champions are individuals who substantially contributed to the successful operations of high-impact marine conservation actions, working side-by-side with USAID in implementing the ECOFISH project, facilitating solutions ...
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