Kapunungan sa Gagmay’ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion

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Equator Prize Winner: 2023
Year of establishment: 1986
Location: Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines
Ecosystem: Oceans and coasts/mangroves

Kapunungan sa Gagmay’ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) is an organization established by a fishing community in 1986 in Zamboanga Sibugay, a province in the southeastern part of the Philippines. In response to the decline in fisheries within the bay area of Barangay Concepcion, they took on the mission to combat the depletion of mangrove forests along the coast and address the threats to the coastal and marine ecosystem, as well as their communities. Through community organizing and development, environmental education, policy support as well as law enforcement for the protection of mangroves and fisheries resources, KGMC successfully rejuvenated the ecosystem. Through their rehabilitation and conservation activities, a total of 10,000 to 12,000 hectares of mangrove forests are now thriving again in their communities and across the province, bringing back previously vanished species of fish, shellfish and migratory birds to Sibuguey Bay. Ultimately, KGMC’s dedication to mangrove conservation and community development has resulted in creating a sustainable environment for future generations.

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Equator Prize 2023

 

Biodiversity Conservation
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Marine and Coastal Resource Management

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Equator Prize 2023

 

Asia and the Pacific

Biodiversity Conservation
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Marine and Coastal Resource Management

Equator Prize 2023

 

Asia and the Pacific

Biodiversity Conservation
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Marine and Coastal Resource Management

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2023
Year of establishment: 1986
Location: Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines
Ecosystem: Oceans and coasts/mangroves

Kapunungan sa Gagmay’ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) is an organization established by a fishing community in 1986 in Zamboanga Sibugay, a province in the southeastern part of the Philippines. In response to the decline in fisheries within the bay area of Barangay Concepcion, they took on the mission to combat the depletion of mangrove forests along the coast and address the threats to the coastal and marine ecosystem, as well as their communities. Through community organizing and development, environmental education, policy support as well as law enforcement for the protection of mangroves and fisheries resources, KGMC successfully rejuvenated the ecosystem. Through their rehabilitation and conservation activities, a total of 10,000 to 12,000 hectares of mangrove forests are now thriving again in their communities and across the province, bringing back previously vanished species of fish, shellfish and migratory birds to Sibuguey Bay. Ultimately, KGMC’s dedication to mangrove conservation and community development has resulted in creating a sustainable environment for future generations.

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