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BFDE startups hope to boost their enterprise through social media

The SMARTSeas PH Project has given 21 peoples’ organizations the chance to develop their Biodiversity Friendly Enterprise (BDFE) through Low Value Grant Agreements. While many of the associations have…  


Upcycling for a profitable and zero waste biodiversity-friendly enterprise

Upcycling is giving a second life and a new function to an old material that is no longer being used. This practice helps MVFFF incorporate its advocacy of protecting and conserving marine…  


Keeping the 'dagyaw' spirit alive among Pinoy fisherfolks

Dagyaw is the Bisaya/Hiligaynon term for bayanihan, the Filipino tradition of working together to achieve a shared goal. Through the technical assistance provided by the DENR-SMARTSeas PH project to…  


Fisherfolk group starts the journey to financial literacy through a savings program

The Filipino proverb “Kapag may isinuksok, may madudukot” underscores the importance of saving for life’s unexpected expenses. The members of the United Fishermen’s Association of Capiñahan (UFAC) in…  


Building resilience to cope with climate change

How do enterprises bounce back from challenges brought about by a disaster or a calamity? Two people’s organizations (PO) supported by the DENR-SMARTSeas PH project demonstrated resilience as they…  


Fisherfolks' two-decade crusade against marine degradation

In 1995, some fishermen in Barangay Tigao, Cortes, Surigao del Sur, formed a group to end the illegal fishing activities in their community. Suzette Canda-Plaza shared that her brother led the…  


From zero to hero: How an illegal fisher turned a marine conservation champion

Who would have thought that this marine conservation advocate used to be an illegal fisher who opposed the establishment of a 25-hectare marine protected area in his community? Thanks to the training,…  


Bringing the Environment back into our Understanding of Inclusive Innovation

While there is a rich and advancing understanding of inclusive innovation in these various social dimensions, engagement with the environment has been neglected. Inclusive innovation seems to be…  


Stock Assessment of Octopus in Four Regions of the Philippines and Nationally

This report was developed with the financial support of the Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities (GMC) project. GMC is an interregional initiative imple- mented by the Ministries…  


#TogetherForTamaraws Campaign Launched to Help Tamaraw Rangers and Wardens

The Philippines and 35 other countries officially launched #TogetherforTamaraws, an online fundraising campaign to help conservation frontliners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This campaign is led…  

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