The Verde Island Passage (VIP) in the Philippines is known for its highly diverse and abundant marine ecosystems and resources: mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, seaweed communities, coral reefs, fish, and megafauna. Over 7 million people in the surrounding provinces are reliant on these resources for their livelihoods including fishing, aquaculture, and tourism.

Marine and coastal ecosystem features of the VIP

The Verde Island Passage (VIP) in the Philippines is known for its highly diverse and abundant marine ecosystems and resources: mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, seaweed communities, coral reefs, fish, and megafauna. Over 7 million people in the surrounding provinces are reliant on these resources for their livelihoods including fishing, aquaculture, and tourism.

diagram climate change adaptation mitigation human vulnerability

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2010-08-01
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
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Filesize254 kB
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Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)