talim bay coastal resources management project

 
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Jan 24, 2014

reef ranger training 2

Twenty fishers and local residents from Brgys. Lumaniag, Binubusan and Luyahan attended the reef ranger snorkeling guide training conducted by the team led by Mr. Louie Mencias and Mr. Reymundo Pomarca last December 10 to 15, 2013. The 6 day session aims to provide the participants with knowledge and skills on the following: Introduction to the Philippine coral reefs and the marine environment, community based eco-tourism; coastal resource management, seven environmental principles; outdoor guiding principles and techniques, basic and advanced technique in snorkeling, and first aid and water safety.

This is sequel to the previously conducted reef ranger training phase 1. For this session, a new set of participants were to be trained as reef ranger guides in anticipation of the increase in the number of local tourists coming to view the protected reef of Talim Bay.

The ultimate objective of this training is to provide the local resource users supplemental source of income while protecting their own ecosystems.  

Sep 12, 2013

Postcard from GlobalGiving's Visit

The following is an e-postcard from Zamil Akhtar, a GlobalGiving Representative in the Philippines:

Every day, students trickle in to plant mangroves at the shore of Talim Bay. Truth be told, I didn’t know what mangroves were before I visited De La Salle University’s Talim Bay Coastal Resources project. The mangroves cover the shoreline now, and the villagers assure me that it helps protect the marine life. What is unhelpful is the illegal fishing offshore, the harm of which the mangroves can hopefully offset. Fishing is the life blood of the community here, and even on a day with a good catch, life is hard. By helping the villagers plant vegetable gardens, the people at De La Salle also hope to aid in their food security.

Jul 15, 2013

crm project updates (july 2013)

Talim Bay CRM project updates for July 2013 The Talim Bay Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Project in partnership with the local government of Lian, Batangas has expanded its Marine Protected Area (MPA) in sitio Keyreyna to inlcude a portion of the municipal waters along brgy Lumaniag Proper. Incidental activities included a marine survey and demarcation of boundaries. Part of the social preparations include the forming of a fishers and women's group within the same area who will spearhead the management of the said MPA.

The local tourism office noticed the increased number of local tourists and corporate groups coming over to visit the MPA of Talim Bay. They often experience the coral reef through direct interaction using skin diving equipment. Safety is ensured by the Kingfisher Association, a people's organization established by COSCA and trained in water safety by the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD) under the Philippine Department of Tourism.

There is also an increase in the number of volunteers from various institutions who are joining the mangrove restoration activities within Talim Bay. The latest group include the First Data Corp, TRED2 from DLSU and students from Adamson University in Manila. Representatives from Kingfisher Association were invited by the Conservation International (CI) to present and share their mangrove protection initiatives/experiences in Iloilo Province. COSCA and its local partners were invited to participate in a climante change workshop sponsored by the Shields Ocean Research (SHORE). Information generated is to be used for CRM and DRRM planning in selected coastal sites. COSCA also deployed 3 french students in sitio keyreyna to assist the partners in gathering information for the identification of supplemental livelihood options for the local residents. This initiative is in partnership with CORDAID.

Apr 10, 2013

Talim Bay Community, DLSU COSCA

The Talim bay community, conservation advocates  and the Center for Social Concern and Action of the DLSU – Manila pushes for  a more  environment  friendly  2013  with set  coastal resource management plans for Talim Bay  met  as planned. 

The Lian Marine Protected Areas Council  (LIMPAC) during its regular  planning and evaluation activity held last February 8, 2013  in  Barangay Lumaniag, Lian, Batangas  reviewed  its conservation initiatives in 2012.  The body  discussed the project updates, among others is the implementation of  mangrove  reforestation and  efforts  to  widen the  extent  of   fishing area demarcated as  a no-fishing zone, which   coastal ecosystem are strictly protected and which  area requires that  fishing activities within Talim Bay need to be  regulated.  The LIMPAC  takes the lead in overseeing  and  in setting  policy directions for the of Coastal Resource Management (CRM) project in Talim bay.

 Highlighting  the  activity was the  discussion  and  agreement reached to  sign a Memorandum of Agreement  (MOA) with the local officials  of  Barangay Binubusan, another CRM project area in the municipality of  Lian  and   the  Lian  Fisher Folk  Association for mangrove sea grass  protection.  

The Environment  and Natural Resources  Office  key staffer regularly inspects the  mangrove  in keeping   with the  project’s  goal to help the  fishing community conserve, protect and sustainably utilize Talim bay’s marine resources through the institutionalization of management options, among others.

The Center for Social Concern and Action of  the  De La Salle University – Manila undertakes  regular  deployment  of  students in the  project area in Lian, Batangas  as part of the  institution’s formation efforts.  Visiting the CRM area in Talim bay deepens community involvement  of DLSU students,  providing them opportunities to contribute to environmental conservation and protection initiatives, in line with the framework of faith in action.

Jan 10, 2013

reef ranger training

a partnership project between the center for social concern and action and the local government unit of lian batangas resulted in the declaration of talim bay, a body of water within the municipality as a marine protected area (mpa). mpa's are conservation mechanisms wherein a portion of the fishing ground is demarcated as no-fish zones and wherein the coastal ecosytem within are strictly protected and all forms of fishing are regulated.

as part of the program, local fishers instead of utilizing the area to gather marine resources, are now trained to become local tourist guides. since most of the visitors came to talim bay to look at the beauty of the marine ecosystem, the program was able provide skills training to the local resource users on how to handle tourists. knowledge and skills the were taught include: basic water safety; environmental awareness; climate change and rescue.

the trainers included louie mencias, naui dive instructor and chief lecturer for the buhay dagat program of the department of tourism philippines.

a total of 25 participants completed the course.

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De La Salle University

Manila, NCR, Philippines

Project Leader

Joseph Rosal

Manila, Philippines

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