Bantay Kalikasan

SEA VIP's Community Reef Monitoring Kickoff

Joal Ascalon
April 13, 2018

SEA Institute - Verde Island Passage partnered with De La Salle University, California Academy of Sciences and PUSOD, Inc. to kickoff a two year community reef monitoring project in the Verde Island Passage. On March 11-14, workshops and training sessions were held in the municipalities of Tingloy and Mabini in Batangas to teach coastal communities effective and safe techniques to monitor the health of their coral reefs.

SEA-VIP Science Adviser Dr. Margaret Burke giving a workshop in Bgy San Teodoro, Mabini

The community volunteers from Mabini with Dr. Terry Gosliner, Dr. Kent Carpenter, Dr. Jeff Williams and SEA Executive Director Joal Ascalon

Dr. Wilfredo Licuanan of DLSU during the workshop in Tingloy, Batangas

Tingloy volunteers going deep during the practice sessions in Masasa Beach