MOA for Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) in the Philippines

The Philippines is home to more than 39,000 species of flora and fauna, of which 6,800 are endemic and more than 700 are on the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has for the past ten years worked with partners from civil society and the scientific community to perform an in-depth assessment of biological data in order to identify key areas for biodiversity conservation. These Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) encompass habitats that are critical to the survival of globally endangered species and to those that are only present in a limited geographical area.
At present, only 50 of the 228 terrestrial and marine KBAs identified so far are afforded sufficient levels of legal protection while 41 are only partially protected and the majority, comprising 137 areas, have yet to receive any protection at all.
The DENR, local authorities and communities have improved the management of 60 existing protected areas and established 100 further terrestrial and marine protected areas in selected KBAs.


Focal Office:
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Partner Government Agency:
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Scope of Cooperation:
The objective of this agreement is to provide assistance in the development of Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) through: (i) Ridge to Reef spatial planning, (ii) Improvement of Management index of existing Protected Areas (PA) in Key Biodiversity Areas, and (iii) Establishment of new PAs that demonstrate effective protective measures of species diversity.


This Page was updated on 01 July 2016 and will be updated on 01 August 2016
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