With sustainable financing, enhanced-forest and protected-area management have turned the tide in the Philippines by promoting biodiversity and forest conservation.
Contract Completion Report: B+WISER.
Project Report | January 25, 2019
USAID’s Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience Program was implemented between December 2012 and December 2018. Through the program’s conservation reforms, substantial accomplishments occurred including transformations in how the Philippine government manages forests at both national and local levels.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) Program was implemented in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to conserve biodiversity and reduce forest degradation, together with actions to support low emissions development and disaster risk reduction.