User fees: Scuba diving in Mabini, Batangas, Philippines
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
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Batangas is a coastal marine area containing a wide range of aquatic resources which include 319 coral species, dolphins, turtles, and shorebirds. Several NGOs had provided funding for marine conservation, but due to the uncertainty in continued funding additional funding mechanisms were needed. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sought to implement a diver fee to supply the needed conservation funds.