07/09/2018 - Sea wardens protect ecosystems and livelihoods

Cordaid has worked with communities, local government and local organisations in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the region in November 2013. Guiuan was the first landfall of the super-typhoon and resulted in almost 100% damage across the municipality.

Unsustainable fishing practices such as dynamite and cyanide fishing have damaged the fishing grounds; the absence of community managed coastal protection and an increase in storms is impacting fisherfolks ability to support their families with poorer fishing grounds and less fishing days. Typhoon Yolanda further devastated the municipal waters’ coral beds.

Read here the full story of Calicoan Islands, and how the coastal eco-systems are being restrored and protected.

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