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This paper articulates the partnership and collaboration between the private sector represented by the Bataan Coastal Care Foundation, Inc. (BCCFI) and the public sector represented by the various local government units (LGUs) inclusive but not limited to its history, commitment, partnership and accomplishments in the province of Bataan.
Developing countries are said to be, “about twice as vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change as are developed countries, and small island developing countries are about three times as vulnerable” according to the UNDP in 1999. Thus, for the Philippines, climate change measures must be given priority because of their urgent necessity.
With over 400 million of the world's poorest depending on fish for food, 'climate proofing' fisheries and aquaculture needs to be high on the climate change agenda. Yet fisheries and aquaculture are conspicuously absent from the climate change debate, even though science shows that climate change poses huge threats to aquatic food production and the poor who depend on it.
The current list is the most comprehensive national assessment for the threatened species of Philippine plants thus far, and is the first of such prepared as mandated by Philippine law and by the most number of Filipino botanists jointly working together.