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2005 Resource Award Winner

Compensating for upstream activities in the Philippines

Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies (REECS), an all-Filipino organisation, aimed to protect the environment and alleviate poverty in the Penablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape area. The project has been designed to be economically sustainable through Payment for Environmental Services, livelihood activities and other benefits such as agroforestry. Upstream communities received training in sustainable farming practices, and forest patrolling and monitoring.


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Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies (REECS) is an all-Filipino consultancy firm on environmental and resource economics.


Water and sanitation are as central to our work as to the survival of the planet and the people living on it.

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