APO REEF NATURAL PARK 5104 Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines” “ SUCCESS STORIES”
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Apprehensions of PA Violators </li></ul><ul><li>Muro-amo (Paaling/Lintigan)...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Apprehensions of PA Violators </li></ul><ul><li>Compressor/Fishing  </li></...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Apprehensions of PA Violators </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamite Fishing </li></ul>...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Criminal Cases Filed </li></ul>Total Filed 8 12 8 8 36 Cases Decided in fav...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Creation of TF MARLEN </li></ul><ul><li>The TF MARLEN – Task Force Marine a...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>TF MARLEN Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Protection and Law Enforcem...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>TF MARLEN Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Other Activities of the TF MARLEN </...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><...
Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><...
Coordination and Linkaging <ul><li>Co-Management between the DENR thru the PAMB & PASu </li></ul><ul><li>Supports of LGU S...
Coordination and Linkaging <ul><li>Co-Management between the DENR thru the PAMB & PASu </li></ul><ul><li>Supports of LGU S...
Coordination and Linkaging <ul><li>Co-Management between the DENR thru the PAMB & PASu </li></ul><ul><li>Supports of LGU S...
Biodiversity Monitoring and Research DENR-CEP / UPMSI DENR-CPPAP DENR-CPPAP DENR & WWF DENR & WWF <ul><li>CORAL COVER </li...
Biodiversity Monitoring and Research <ul><li>Reef Fish (based on CY 2006 Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Species Richness  – 226...
Additional Information <ul><li>Records of Visitors </li></ul>YEAR Number of Visitors Monthly Average TOTAL FOREIGN LOCAL T...
Additional Information <ul><li>Records of Visitors </li></ul>
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  1. 1. APO REEF NATURAL PARK 5104 Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines” “ SUCCESS STORIES”
  2. 2. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Apprehensions of PA Violators </li></ul><ul><li>Muro-amo (Paaling/Lintigan) Fishing  </li></ul> Boat and paraphernalia used in illegal fishing   Illegally Caught Fish 
  3. 3. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Apprehensions of PA Violators </li></ul><ul><li>Compressor/Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting, Gathering and Collecting of prohibited Species </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul>
  4. 4. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Apprehensions of PA Violators </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamite Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Cyanide Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Boats Apprehended </li></ul>Muro-Ami/ Paaling/ Kayakas/ Lintigan 2 Fishing with the used of motorized Compressor Aquarium Fishing Collecting/Gathering Prohibited Species Dynamite Fishing 22 4 3 8 Cyanide Fishing 1 Fishing using Rabnot/ Gill Net/ Other 16 TOTAL 56 Violations Number of boats Apprehended
  5. 5. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Criminal Cases Filed </li></ul>Total Filed 8 12 8 8 36 Cases Decided in favor of the Government 2 4 0 4 10 Cases Dismissed/Quashed 3 6 1 0 10 Pending Cases / under litigation 0 1 6 4 11 Cases Archived 3 1 1 0 5 Cases Filed 1997-99 2000-02 2003-05 2006-08 TOTAL
  6. 6. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Creation of TF MARLEN </li></ul><ul><li>The TF MARLEN – Task Force Marine and Apo Reef Law Enforcement for Nature </li></ul><ul><li>It is a Multi-Sectoral Marine Law Enforcement Team created to undertake law enforcement and related activities within the Municipal Waters of Sablayan and Apo Reef Natural Park. </li></ul><ul><li>It was initially organized on September 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>It was Officially organized and created on July 26, 2006, by virtue of Executive Order No. 02, Series of 2006, issued by the Honorable Mayor Godofredo B. Mintu. </li></ul><ul><li>The TF MARLEN Manual of Operation </li></ul><ul><li>The TF MARLEN Manual of Operation, entitled as “BATAYANG GABAY ng TAGAPAGPATUPAD NG BATAS PAMPANGISDAAN (Task Force MARLEN)” was produced, completed and approved on June 20, 2006 through the initiative of WWF-Philippines in collaboration with the LGU Sablayan and DENR-ARNP PAO. </li></ul><ul><li>This Manual of Operation shall serve as guide of the TF MARLEN and the Bantay Dagat in the execution of their important task in the enforcement of laws for the conservation and protection of the marine resources of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>TF MARLEN Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Protection and Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Fifteen (15) boats together with its crews on-board were apprehended since the Task Force was initially organized in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Fifteen (15) Cases were also filed in court against the offenders and four (4) cases were already decided in favor of the Government </li></ul><ul><li>Sixty-two percent (62%) decreased in the records of Illegal Fishing activities in the area were observed since the Task Force was organized in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Patrolling </li></ul><ul><li>Regular weekly shifting TF MARLEN composed of DENR, LGU, Philippine Army, PNP and Bantay Dagat was mobilized for Apo Reef. </li></ul><ul><li>The LGU Sablayan provided the following logistics in support to the operation of TF MARLEN at Apo Reef: </li></ul><ul><li>Food Provision for the members of Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment such as boats, radios </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel and Other Lubricants </li></ul><ul><li>Other Field Supplies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>TF MARLEN Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Other Activities of the TF MARLEN </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in Turtle Conservation Program </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in Regular Coastal Cleanup </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in Crown-of-Thorns Cleanup </li></ul>
  9. 9. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><li>PAMB’s Actions on No-Take-Zone Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed the results of Biodiversity Monitoring System as basis of the board for the declaration of no-take-zone policy. </li></ul><ul><li>The Local Chief Executive of Sablayan, Hon. Godofredo B. Mintu challenge the PAMB to take preferential action for the closure of Apo Reef in fishing. </li></ul><ul><li>The PAMB declared the NO-TAKE-ZONE POLICY of Apo Reef to any fishing activities, under Resolution No. 005, S. of 2007, dated June 20, 2007, w/c was signed/approved by its Chair, RED Vicente S. Paragas. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><li>PAMB’s Actions on No-Take-Zone Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, the board enacted the PAMB Ordinance No. 001, Series of 2007, declaring the “No-Take-Zone Policy” and providing guidelines for its implementation in order to protect, conserve and preserve the terrestrial and marine resources of Apo Reef and its buffer zone for the benefits of present and future generations . </li></ul><ul><li>The PAMB w/ Mayor Mintu were able to solicit the support of the Mayor’s League of Occidental Mindoro. The Mayor’s League, during their meeting on July 11, 2007, supported the PAMB’s action for the declaration of fishing ban or no-take-zone policy of Apo Reef Natural Park. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><li>LGU Sablayan Support </li></ul><ul><li>The LGU Sablayan thru Mayor Mintu installed Fish Aggregating Devices, locally known as “Payao”, in the Municipal Waters in support to the alternative livelihood of displaced fishermen of Apo Reef. </li></ul>Sample of Payao’s installed by LGU Sablayan Fishing at Payao’s installed
  12. 12. Regular Protection and Law Enforcement <ul><li>Declaration of No-Take-Zone Policy of Apo Reef Natural Park </li></ul><ul><li>LGU Sablayan Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An average fish catch of 15 to 25 kgs per boat trip in the installed payao’s in the Municipal Waters of Sablayan. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Coordination and Linkaging <ul><li>Co-Management between the DENR thru the PAMB & PASu </li></ul><ul><li>Supports of LGU Sablayan </li></ul><ul><li>Protection & Law Enforcements. The LGU Sablayan provided logistics in support to the operation of TF MARLEN at Apo Reef such as, but not limited to food provision, boats, radios, fuel, supplies and personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotourism Program. The LGU Sablayan undertakes the ecotourism development of Apo Reef Natural Park in support to protection and conservation program. </li></ul><ul><li>Billboards & Interpretive Signs </li></ul>
  14. 14. Coordination and Linkaging <ul><li>Co-Management between the DENR thru the PAMB & PASu </li></ul><ul><li>Supports of LGU Sablayan </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotourism Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Trail/Boardwalk Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Floating Raft Maintenance </li></ul>
  15. 15. Coordination and Linkaging <ul><li>Co-Management between the DENR thru the PAMB & PASu </li></ul><ul><li>Supports of LGU Sablayan </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotourism Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Construction & Maintenance of Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Construction & Maintenance of Huts </li></ul>
  16. 16. Biodiversity Monitoring and Research DENR-CEP / UPMSI DENR-CPPAP DENR-CPPAP DENR & WWF DENR & WWF <ul><li>CORAL COVER </li></ul>
  17. 17. Biodiversity Monitoring and Research <ul><li>Reef Fish (based on CY 2006 Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Species Richness – 226 species from 30 families </li></ul><ul><li>Total Abundance – 9,246 individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass – 1,238 kg (from the 15 stations surveyed) </li></ul><ul><li>Average Biomass Estimate – 330.14 tons/km² (fish counts converted into weights per unit area) </li></ul><ul><li>Standing Stock of Reef Fish – 11,302.96 tons (based on the average biomass estimate and the total coral cover/reef area of 34 km²) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Additional Information <ul><li>Records of Visitors </li></ul>YEAR Number of Visitors Monthly Average TOTAL FOREIGN LOCAL TOTAL FOREIGN LOCAL CY 2006 1,471 1,031 440 123 86 37 CY 2007 1,825 1,255 570 153 105 48 CY 2008 2,221 1,619 602 185 135 50
  19. 19. Additional Information <ul><li>Records of Visitors </li></ul>
  20. 20. Maraming salamat po!
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