Kabang Kalikasan NG Pilipinas
KKP (or WWF Philippines) is a not profit NGO. KKP implements field projects all over the Philippines, to conserve biodiversity and mitigate poverty.
1. Whaleshark and CRM in Donsol, Sorsogon: With assistance from UNDP and Japanese government, WWF-Philippines and the local government of Donsol launched an ecotourism programme in 1999 and provided training, equipment and standards in whaleshark interaction and tourism. Donsol is now considered as one of the most popular destinations for whaleshark interaction in the world.
2. Tubbataha Reef National Park and Cagayancillo: Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park was the first “no take zone” MPA in the Philippines and is a proof of the benefits of a well-managed marine park. A benefit-sharing scheme from divers fees was agreed between the park and the neighbor town of Cagayancillo. These benefits are sustained from divers fees, which were introduced and piloted by WWF-Philippines in 2000.
3. Payments for Watershed Services, Sibuyan Island: WWF-Philippines has been working in the area in collaboration with the local indigenous peoples groups, the Sibuyan Mangyan-Tagabukid, the LGUs and the DENR for the management of the area since 1998. With funding from the Netherlands government, WWF-Philippines provided livelihood skills training, introduced farm technologies, credit and farm extension.
4. Participatory MPA Establishment with the Molbog Tribe, Balabac, Palawan: The Palawan government and WWF-Philippines assisted the Barangay governments in setting up marine sanctuaries and enforce patrols based on the ancestral domain development plan of the Molbog tribe. With assistance from Tiffany Foundation, WWF-Philippines financed and facilitated participatory coastal resources assessment, local planning and training activities.
5. Health and the Environment, in San Vicente, Palawan: This project capacitated the barangay health workers to educate and assist fisherfolk families on the importance of family planning and responsible parenthood. Population management is now recognised as an important strategy in achieving both sustainable fisheries management and poverty alleviation in coastal areas.