Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation


Mission Statement

CCEF aims to capacitate local stakeholders on the management and sustainable use of Philippine coastal resources through active leadership and participation of coastal communities and stakeholders.
• Promote community, local government, and private sector-based coastal resource management approaches
• Promote and build leadership capacity for improved coastal resource management
• Conduct research on coastal environment, Socio-economic systems, and governance of coastal resources and areas
• Provide an information base on coastal environment and its governance


About CCEF
Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation is a non-stock and non-profit organization serving a leadership role in managing Philippine coastal habitats. CCEF’s work has shown many times that sustainable use of marine resources is possible when local governments and communities are actively involved in managing them. CCEF as an organization works together to make sure that the coastal communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change and fisheries depletion through MPA establishment, education and participatory involvement of the communities directly affected.

History of CCEF

The Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation has a long and victorious history of conserving the coasts and involving communities. Formerly known as Sulu Fund for Marine Conservation, the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation was founded by Alan and Vangie White way back in January 21, 1998. Their passion for the coral reefs and coastal communities inspired their dedication to the foundation through the years. Since the 1980s, Dr. Alan White and his wife Vangie White, have been guiding divers from around the world to monitor the health and condition of the coral reefs in the Philippines. This activity has been going on year after year, also known as the Saving Philippine Reefs Expedition.
Today, after 20 years of commitment and hard work, CCEF has accessed a total of 187 MPAs, conducted 27 SPR expeditions, 10 livelihood programs and 101 researches.

Program Details

Protect the Ocean-ADABOSS
For the past 20 years, CCEF has been working with the local government and coastal communities to protect marine areas, but with over 5 million Filipinos dependent on the ocean for their livelihood and food supply, the need to intensify CCEF’s efforts is greater than ever.
Overfishing and pollution have already been putting a strain on our coastal resources and it is further put at risk in the face of climate change.
The Project ADABOSS stands for the southern municiplaities of Cebu: Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Santander and Samboan) where CCEF currently works. Ever since the typhoon Pablo in 2012, the coral reefs in these areas have been severly damaged. With most of the coastal residents relying on these coastal resourcese for food and livelihood, it is now prime time to help the coastal residents be capacitated in terms of sustainability and livelihood.
As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of our donors to continue our operation and forging a partnership with you will be a tremendous help. To know more about CCEF, you may visit our website here:
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
Rm 302, PDI Condominium
Banilad, Cebu City 6000
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