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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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 […]

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 […]

Tourism Workshop

Its been a busy week! But just like to say Thank-You to all those involved in the Tourism Workshop held last weekend in Nice. Was a great weekend, with enthusiastic people and great ideas. Provided a valuable opportunity to share our project with others within the travel industry…

Salon de Plongée, Paris Dive Show 2015

The Paris Dive Show, a networking opportunity for diving expeditons

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] People and the Sea have just returned from the Paris Dive Show. Despite the tragic recent events in Paris, it was a great event and provided us with some memorable and productive meetings. Possibly the most interesting was our meeting with Longitude 181 and its founder, François Sarano. The ethic of Longitude 181 is […]

Meeting Tony Meloto of ‘Gawad Kalinga’

Tony Meloto of Gawad Kalinga

Spent an amazing day at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm! Built around a GK village, the farm is the showcase of many projects: ⁃ re-establishing use of the land with plantations, animal farm, etc ⁃ An  ‘incubator’ to support social entrepreneurs who are providing employment for the families of the village ⁃ An undergraduate school […]

Day one in the Philippines, meeting with Sikat.

Sikat also works towards sustainable management of coastal resources.

Today I had a meeting with Chito Dugan from Sikat Philippines. Sikat is a ‘non-profit organisation established in 1991 which aims to enhance coastal community resiliency by implementing community-based Coastal Resource Management (CRM) and Disaster Risk Reduction Programs (DRR), and promoting good governance practices.’ It was a very interesting and productive meeting. Chito was exceptionally […]