About CRMP



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Coastal Resource Management in the Philippines

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The 9-year (1996-2004) Coastal Resource Management Project (CRMP) provided technical assistance and training to coastal communities, local government units, non-governmental organizations, and national government agencies to promote improved management of coastal resource in the Philippines. It was funded by the US Agency for
International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with the
Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic
 (DA-BFAR), the Department of Interior and Local
Government (DILG)
,  local government units (LGUs), non-
governmental organizations  (NGOs), and people's organizations

Based on the original Project design, CRMP was to end in September 2002. It was given a two-year extension aimed at building on the tremendous gains achieved during its original 7-year term in developing a critical mass of support for coastal resource management (CRM) among Philippine national government agencies, local government units and coastal communities.

Project management and technical support during CRMP's first 5 years was provided by Tetra Tech EM Inc. and its team firms -- Global Vision, Inc. (GLOVIS); Coastal Ocean, Reef, and Island Advisors, Ltd. (CORIAL);
Helber, Hasters, and Fee Planners; Mote   Environmental Services,
Inc. (MESI); Oceanic Institute; Pacific Management Resources, Inc
(PACMAR); Plan Pacific; University of Hawaii; Economic
Development Foundation (EDF); Pacific Rim Innovation and
Management Exponents, Inc. (PRIMEX); and Woodward-Clyde,
Philippines (WWC).

From 2000, Tetra Tech EM, Inc. assumed sole management of all Project components.

The Project also worked with other partners, including the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF); International Marinelife Alliance (IMA); Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas-World Wildlife Fund-Philippines (KKP-WWF); Environmental Legal Assistance Center (ELAC); First Consolidated Bank Foundation, Inc. (FCBFI); Foundation for Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI); Visayas Central Fund (VICTO-VCF); US Peace Corps; Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Inc. (AIJC); Haribon Foundation, Inc.; Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC); Institute for Small Farms and Industries, Inc. (ISFI); Rtn. Martin "Ting" Matiao Foundation, Inc. (TMF); Silliman University Center of Excellence in Coastal Resource Management; University of the Philippine Marine Science Institute; Mindanao State University General Santos City; University of the Philippines in the Visayas, and the University of San Carlos.

CRMP's mission:
To catalyze coastal resource management to a threshold that
expands nationwide  and is sustained beyond the project.

PROJECT OFFICE (effective up to September 2004)
Coastal Resource Management Project - Philippines
5/F CIFC Towers, J. Luna cor. Humabon Sts.
North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Tel: (63 32) 232 1821 - 22; (63 32) 412 0487 - 89
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-1-888-1823 Fax: (63 32) 232 1825

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