Save Philippine Seas (SPS) will be holding a series of youth-oriented marine conservation conferences in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao called the SEA (Sea and Earth Advocates) Camp. It aims to empower present and future generations of Filipinos to conserve, protect, and restore our rich but…
Pawikan Watchers is a training program based in La Union where local and international volunteers will be trained on the biology and ecology of sea turtles and government-approved guidelines for handling sea turtles in various situations. It also aims to instil a sense of responsibility and…
A few months ago, I was going through photos of friends who visited Guimaras and I was awed by how beautiful the beach is. But, to my surprise, I saw a photo of my friend carrying a sea turtle by the shell. Turns out the sea turtle was being kept there by the locals for tourists…
Shark Summit 2014:A Roundtable Discussion and Workshop on the on the Conservation and Management of Sharks is seeking for event organizers, a social media correspondent, and a blogger. It will be held on August 14-15, 2014 in the Cebu Provincial Social Hall.
Sometimes I don’t even think that the government is at fault when we hear about poverty and calamities in the news. I think its the people’s lack of creativity and innovation to make ways for them to live and get out of the rut they’re in is the problem. There are just too many fingers pointed at the “leaders” of this country and we forget what role we choose to play. I am more disappointed in some of our countrymen than most politicians cause all they do is complain and not even do something about it. At the very least, these politicians do make ways to make our lives somehow better although most of the time its very inconvenient. Passing a bill and implementings laws are just the few things they try to do, if there are more people who choose to not cooperate, how do we expect to progress? I guess this is what you get from trying.
Although we are thousand miles apart from the US, I am just really happy about this proposal by Pres. Obama: The Pacific Ocean to be a marine sanctuary.
Do you know what that means? That means everyone will have to more conscious about their attitude with the environment. That means fishing will be regulated. That means protests and petitions to protect (almost) all sea creatures will be implemented. That means our oceans will be healthier. That means people will be healthier. That means the Earth will be healthier. That means there will still be a deep blue ocean for the future generations.
Not to disregard other countries who have started implementing in other places like the UK and New Caledonia, but it just means a lot to Philippines when the US spearheads something so big like this. We just end up just following through.
I still can’t wait for that day where the Philippines would create a big step in initiating a proposal for something as big as this. We live in an archipelago and it is essential that we take action in protecting our oceans.
For now, I have high hopes for the Philippines to have a strong implementation against poaching, unregulated fishing and a strong support on sustainable eco-tourism.