C3 Philippines

Busuanga Office: Salvacion, Busuanga, Palawan, 5317 Philippines; Taytay Field Office: Purok 6 San Lorenzo, Poblacion; Taytay, Palawan, 5312 Philippines

Region Active

Asia

Non-profit

2011

Activity

Protection of marine life, Dugongs, Seagrass

Description

C3 Philippines established its first field station in the Calamianes islands in 2011, focusing on conserving the endangered dugong. It is considered the national lead agency for research and management of the species. C3 has successfully implemented a community-run dugong and seagrass conservation programme which involves local fishers enforcing bans on illegal fishing gear, assisting with Marine Protected Area management and monitoring and feeding back information on dugong sightings to the NGO.