This 2019, the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Support Network (MSN) will hold the 7th Para El MAR: MPA Awards and Recognition, a biennial event that aims to showcase the country’s best performing MPAs and provide a venue for Philippine MPA champions to share experiences and learn from each other. The 7th Para el MAR will award the most outstanding Locally managed MPA, Network/Alliance, and National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) MPA in the country. Outstanding mangrove sites also will be recognized at the Best Mangrove Awards organized by GIZ and ZSL. Locally-managed MPA To nominate, kindly email the accomplished MPA Management Effectiveness Assessment Tool (MEAT) form to the MSN Secretariat at email@example.com on or before 30 MAY 2019.
To nominate, kindly email the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) results to the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau Coastal and Marine Division through firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 7 JUNE 2019.
The MSN has identified Networks and Inter-LGU alliances and will directly contact them for evaluation.
Best Mangrove Award
To nominate, fill-up the nomination form and send to MangroveAwards@zsl.org and email@example.com. For more information about the Best Mangrove Award, visit this link.
We are currently updating the National MPA database. We encourage everyone to contribute by submitting an updated list of their MPAs and their most recent MPA MEAT forms. If you have any questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us the MSN Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.