Hi there! I'm Recamar Guiñares and I'm raising this fund for Inputs for Environmental Conservation, Inc.
Inputs for Environmental Conservation, Inc. (IECI) is a private, non-stock organization whose vision and missions are focused on conserving biodiversity, protection of ecosystems/critical habitats and species, and promoting sustainable enterprise development. IECI, which has an established presence in the Philippines specifically in General Santos City, brings in conservation projects such as the #Save Sarangani Coral Reefs Project, a massive online awareness campaign. This project has a 950 reached and 356 engagement and counting for 28 days after posting coral reefs educational updates and news.
In September 2019, IECI will launch its Strengthening Natural Green Defenses to Combat Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Project in Sarangani, Philippines. The stretch of the coastline of Sarangani Province shows a high risks to erosion and sedimentation (DENR Region 12 erosion and sedimentation map). To this effect, the Project aimed at protecting the people, marine habitats, and livelihoods, etc. by planting 5,000 seedlings and sea-side beach forest trees in the coastline. The immediate result of this Project is the strengthened coastline integrity -- safety measures to people from erosion and sedimentation risks and protecting critical known marine habitats/ecosystems and species which all can be heavily affected if erosion happens.
Essential to the Project creation is the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us. To ensure that there is an equal representation in all activities that involves project designing and implementation, for this project, IECI will collaborate with local youth organization (4-H Club), an organization whose mission is to engage local youth in meaningful activities that allows options for personal growth and career success, Rotaract Community Based, an anchored youth organization of the Rotary Club of Sarangani, and church-based organizations, Academe, Fishers Organizations, and Local Government Agencies (BFAR, DENR, etc). This collaboration will allow the Project to expand its objectives and activities to wider audiences/participants and thus delivering a greater impact to Disaster Risk Reduction work agenda. In addition, the Project will work also established community-based mangroves and beach trees sanctuaries.