The Role of Marine Parks Management in the Conservation of Philippine Coastal Resources

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by Virgilio P. Palaganas, Natl Resources Management Cent, Quezon City, Philipp,
Victoria P. Tambasen, Natl Resources Management Cent, Quezon City, Philipp,
Virgilio T. Antonio, Natl Resources Management Cent, Quezon City, Philipp,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: The government, recognizing the need to conserve coastal resources, created in 1977 the Marine Park Inter-Agency Task Force to prepare and supervise the implementation of a master plan for the development and management of a marine park system in the country. In order to fulfill this objective, a Marine Park/Reserve Development Program was established with the following major goals: to enhance coastal resource protection through the implementation of a comprehensive management plan; to enhance public awareness and wise use of the marine resources through information campaign and interpretive programs; and to promote and coordinate research activities to expand scientific knowledge, determine additional sources of livelihood and to improve management decision making.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Resource management | Parks | Developing countries | Information management | Public participation | Government | Public information programs | Philippines

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