Back to Main
To Overseas Start Page
The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas
January, 1999 Vol. 2 No. 1

Local Action

   News About
the CRMP







CRMP’s work in Palawan focuses on San Vicente, 180 km from Puerto Princesa. Known to the outside world primarily for its 14-km White Beach, San Vicente is, to CRMP, a rich ground for instituting programs in coastal resource management. This municipality northwest of Puerto Princesa City has four out of the 165 fishing grounds found in Palawan: Imuruan Bay, Caruray, Pagdanan and Jibbon Bay. With forest reserve areas covering 86.8% or 68,834 hectares of the total land area of nearly 80,000 hectares and a coastline extending to 120 kms, majority of San Vicente’s 20,000 residents depend on fishing for livelihood.

DENR, Learning Area merge work plans
The CRMP learning area in San Vicente has consolidated its work plan with that of the Department of Enviroment and Natural Resources' Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO). Under the merged plan, the learning area aims to complete by the middle of this year the coastal resource management (CRM) plans for all learning barangays (villages) and consolidate this into one municipal CRM plan. The municipal government has committed in principle to approve the plan, reports CRMP Provincial Coordinator for Palawan Benjamin Francisco. The San Vicente learning area covers 120 km of coastline.

Meanwhile, CRMP has begun working with the Puerto Princesa City government to develop an information, education and communication program for the St. Paul's Subterranean Park. A youth group, the Palawan Volunteer Corps will help implement the program.

The Palawan Learning Area office recently moved to a new location at 2/F Corporate Center Bldg, Rizal Ave. (near the airport).

  Palawan | Negros | Northwest Bohol | Cebu | Sarangani | Davao del Sur
            To Over Seas Start Page
Back To Main

This website was made possible through support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms and conditions of Contract No. AID-492-0444-C-00-6028-00. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USAID.

Copyright 1998 1999 by All Rights Reserved