ISSN 2094-2818

Editors: Eduardo A. Padlan and
Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion
VOLUME 7 NUMBER 2 (July to December 2014)
 

Phil. Sci. Lett. 2014 7 (2) 300-308
available online: September 8, 2014

*Corresponding author
Email Address: reniel.cabral2013@gmail.com,
                           alinoperry018@gmail.com
Received: May 30, 2014
Revised: July 12, 2014
Accepted: July 13, 2014
Published: September 8, 2014
Editor-in-charge: Eduardo R. Mendoza

Keywords: marine protected area, database, decision support system, coastal resource management, community of practice, monitoring and evaluation, communication tool

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The Philippine Marine Protected Area (MPA) Database

by Reniel B. Cabral*1,2,3, Porfirio M. Aliño*1,2, Adrian Chester M. Balingit2,3, Christian M. Alis§3, Hazel O. Arceo1,2, Cleto L. Nañola Jr.1,4, Rollan C. Geronimo1, and MSN Partners1

1Marine Protected Area Support Network (MSN)
2Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
3National Institute of Physics, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
4College of Science and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines
§University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom

We present the Philippine Marine Protected Area (MPA) database. The database contains 1,800 MPAs with vital information for coastal resource management, particularly MPA size, location, management effective- ness, and contact information. The database will be the source of up-to-date information on MPAs in the Philippines. The MPA database is seen to be the start of developing nationwide systems of biological databases where academic, government, and non- government institutions work together as integral parts of com- munities of practice.