Community empowerment for positive change

[:en]People and the Sea teaming up with the local communnitites of Daanbantayan Island[:]

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Community Engagement in the Philippines: Building a culture of sustainability

Local Fisherman sorting their mornings catch from the water off Malapascua

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PepSea Interview – Project Manager

Presenting information to different stakeholder groups can prove challenging at times

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Aleja Genisan – PepSea Project Manager A graduate of the Univeristy of the Philippines, where she studied Biology, Aleja joined the People and the Sea team in 2018 as Project Manager. She brought with her plenty of experince of working within the field of marine resource management having previously been employed with the […]

Stakeholder COT Workshop

COT Letter download

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571611950213{border-bottom-width: -20px !important;}”] People and the Sea has been monitoring the coral reefs around Malapascua since the beginning of their activities on the island in early 2015. Part of that monitoring includes recording the abundance of coral predators such as COTs. Hence, People and Sea has three years of data showing the evolution of […]

First days on Malapascua

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8213″ img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Malapascua, days start early, so much things to do, you cannot waste your time ! The last few days I took part to different activities… I joined the boat expedition with a part of the diving team which was looking for new survey sites in a protected area. Some local fishermen […]

My Pepsea Intro…

Heading across to Malapascua on a local bangka to start the marine conservation expedition.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8163″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I am in Malapascua as an intern for People and the Sea (also known as PepSea). PepSea is an NGO promoting marine conservation on the island while developing community-based programs. Their main objective is to reduce the negative impacts that consumption habits may have on the marine natural resources. In […]

Mangrove Malarkey

Commnuity mobilisation for coastal protection

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”6903″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Before I headed out to Malapascua, I went on an Everglades tour with two of my friends. I’m a Floridian but have never spent any time in the Everglades so it was a fun adventure for me, and extra nice because I didn’t have far to go to get to the Everglades. Other […]

Reflections on a good day…

Waste management is a key ocean conservation issue for the future

[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] So, I don’t have an amazing picture and I don’t have an impacting headlines for social medias to get my message viral. But I felt like sharing my day, as I wonder sometimes how I managed to go all this way. It’s a slow day – no diving. But it’s Mohamed’s last day, and […]

The Clean-Up and the Aftermath!!

Community engagement to tackle a marine conservation issue - the way forward!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Well, I was right at least! It really was an event! And a large one! And one to be proud of. After the days of preparation that we had put in, it would have been disappointing if the turnout had been only a handful. It also would have meant that the 500 bread snacks and […]

Getting Ready for the Clean-Up!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Who actually thought it would be some much work? Definitely not me! It was a little over two weeks ago that the idea was mentioned. ‘Saturday the 19th is International Coastal Clean-Up Day. Why don’t we organise something?’ Yes, of course, why not? At that time in my head, I imagined sending out some emails […]

Our Crowdfunding Campaign…

An expedition volunteer in the Philippines enters the water to collect valuable scientific research data

Wow! We are truly left speechless! In the space of just two weeks we reached our total! Huge Thanks to all those who contributed – your support means so much to us. With our departure to the Philippines approaching quickly, we have a lot of work to do. Rest assured we will keep you fully […]

Philippines Field Visit Update

Gawad Kalinga support People and the Sea

  So, after a really long trip (see the previous post!), have finally arrived at Cebu. Had just about enough time to have a check-in and have a shower, than I was out to make a start on the meetings organised over the next week. Lunch was with the Regional and the Cebu coordinators for […]