Name of scheme


Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring program

Biome (terrestrial; freshwater; marine)



What is monitored


Human resource use and marine wildlife

Who compiles data


Community members

Number of community members involved


54 (2003)

Spatial scale. Size of area monitored


74,885 ha divided on nine areas

Methods used


Methods include, e.g., transects and village group discussions

Year of initiation



Funded by


Funded by University of the Philippines’ Center for Integrative and Development Studies and Marine Science Institute, UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme and the DENR/USAID Coastal Resource Management Project


Documents or publications available


Uychiaoco et al 2001, Uychiaoco et al 2005

Organizers and contact details


Andre J. Uychiaoco, Hazel O. Arceo, Stuart J. Green, Margarita T. De La Cruz, Paulyn A. Gaite and Porfirio M. Aliño

Andre J. Uychiaoco: The Marine Science Institute, Velasquez St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines.  


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