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Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment Training Guide

Deguit, E.T., Smith, R.P., Jatulan, W.P., White, A.T. 2004.  Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment Training Guide.  Coastal Resource Management Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Cebu City, Philippines.

This training manual was developed in the Philippines but could be adapted to suit Pacific Island communities. It is intended for 3-4 trainers to work through with communities and other stakeholders.

Day-by-day instructions are provided for the trainers beginning with introducing the participants to the concept of coastal resource management and carrying out some initial participatory activities on the current state of the coastal area. Several useful tools are described, including transect walks, diagramming, community mapping, habitat assessments etc. The training culminates with instructions on how to analyse and organize data into a coastal environment profile. Sample data sheets are provided in the appendices.