This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species
The project will develop and implement a conservation action plan for the mushroom coral (Heliofungia actiniformis), in the Polillo Islands in Luzon. This will act as a flagship for broader marine conservation action, including community and local government engagement and capacity building, as well as the implementation of coastal marine resource management plans.
Marine and freshwater programme coordinator at ZSL with a passion for mangroves and corals
Works with local governments, academia, community-based organizations and NGOs in marine conservation.
Working on EDGE Coral Species in Southern Leyte, Philippines
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