An integrated and holistic community-based natural resources management (CB-NRM) strategy that aims to capacitate small-scale fishers and coastal communities in managing their local natural resources
The Six Pillars of STAGE
The STAGE Program operates through these six strategies.
Environmental Protection & Management
Local partners are co-managers in the protection and conservation of corals, mangroves, and seagrass beds.
Fisherfolk organizations and FARMCs are formed and empowered to respond to fundamental issues, and engage in local governance and policy-making
Networking, Advocacy & Linkaging
Together with ISO, partners from the grassroots, government and civil society advocate their rights in discussions, and decision and policy-making
Participatory Action Research
The community plays a major role in research through the assessment of their own socioeconomic conditions and monitoring of the status of their natural resources
Alternative livelihood options for fisherfolk aid in sustaining them and their families while they implement programs in CB-NRM.
Values-based Formation & Capacity-building
Local partners enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become responsible stewards of God’s creation.
The project areas of ISO are located in four bays around Luzon: San Fernando Bay, Northern Lamon Bay, San Miguel Bay, and Coron Bay. Collaborations with local institutions and organizations in these four areas facilitate a more integrative natural resource management.
Using the public-private partnership (PPP) framework, the ISO facilitated the formation and strengthening of the Poro Sea…
The Culion Island, facing the Coron Bay in Palawan, is one of the Marine Key Biodiversity Areas in the Philippines.