Tubbataha, a pilot site for ICCM

Mr. Reg Parsons, Director of the International Centre for Compliance Management (ICCM) based in Townsville, Australia met with the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) on June 9 – 13 to review TRNP’s Management Plans and assist in its compliance management. More than a decade’s experience as compliance manager for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority makes Mr. Parsons’ expertise in compliance management invaluable.

During his brief stay, Mr. Parsons reviewed all the management plans being implemented in TRNP. He also presented to the TMO staff the essential components of compliance management which combines a wide range of strategies from information and education to tourism management and law enforcement.

ICCM gained interest in TRNP as pilot site for its compliance management program during the World Parks Congress held last November 2014 in Australia, where PASu Angelique Songco gave a brief presentation on TRNP’s management. Mr. Parsons’ visit was funded by the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme.