Organization: Rare

RE: Feedback Requested for your 2015 Our Ocean Conference Initiatives

2015 Initiative: Rare announced at the 2015 Our Ocean Conference that the municipality of Cantilan in The Philippines became one of the first communities to approve TURF+Reserve designs to recover small-scale fisheries.

2015 Initiative: Rare also announced that it and USAID Philippines, along with partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Pinoy Micro - Enterprise Foundation, and Encourage Capital, established a Global Development Alliance to advance economic incentives for conserving biodiversity and sustainably managing local fisheries through managed access. An award of $2.39 million from USAID will leverage over $6 million in private sector funds, for a total investment of over $8.4 million.