Five villages in Kudat to experience authentic community-based ecotourism

What is the ‘Alternative Kudat’ or AKCC? The ‘Alternative Kudat CbEt Collective’ or AKCC was conceived in 2016 as a community-based ecotourism (CbEt) initiative to develop supplementary livelihood options for communities, thereby helping relieve the pressure on marine resource use at the Tun Mustapha Marine Park in Sabah, Borneo. Also known as ‘Alternative Kudat,’ AKCC … More Five villages in Kudat to experience authentic community-based ecotourism

New storybook shows why Coral Triangle matters to youth

  I believe every young person has a powerful story to tell. But when those young voices live on the margins of society in remote coastal communities in the Philippines, we rarely get to hear them. Thankfully, ADB and the Global Environment Fund (GEF) have decided to do something about it. Today we have launched … More New storybook shows why Coral Triangle matters to youth

ADB hails mangrove heroes of Central Taytay National High School

Mr. Mohammed Nasimul Islam, Environment Specialist of the Asian Development Bank, hailed the students and teachers of Central Taytay National High School (CTNHS) for their continuing advocacy to replenish mangroves in Taytay, Palawan. Islam visited the school during the project’s midterm review mission in the Philippines on 23 October 2015. Members and teacher-advisers of the Heroes of the Environment … More ADB hails mangrove heroes of Central Taytay National High School

Five things you can do for whales and dolphins during a live stranding on the beach

Would you know what to do if you encountered a live stranded marine mammal such as a dugong or whale on the beach? A marine mammal stranding happens when an individual or group of marine mammals ends up ashore and they are often weak, sick, or lost. They may have been ill, injured from harmful fishing … More Five things you can do for whales and dolphins during a live stranding on the beach

Tañon Strait officials learn how to rescue marine mammals during strandings

Thirty-one staff and local partners from the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) learned how to respond to marine turtle, dolphin, and whale strandings during the Marine Mammal Response and Rescue Training held on 23-26 September 2015 in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Story writing contest winners vow to protect the Coral Triangle

Ten high school students from the municipalities of Balabac, Taytay, and Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, Philippines were chosen as the finalists of the “Dagat Natin” (Our Seas) story-writing contest on 16 September 2014. The contest was organised by CTI-Southeast Asia with the theme “Young People, Women, and Indigenous People as Active and Empowered Participants in Coastal Resource … More Story writing contest winners vow to protect the Coral Triangle

Sabah Fisheries staff learn better ways to manage coastal fisheries in EAFM training

Twenty-six members of different branches of the Department of Fisheries (DoF) Malaysia in Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Sabah, Selangor, and Terengganu, Sugod Island Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA), and WWF improved their knowledge and skills in applying Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) during a training held from 10-15 August in Sandakan, Sabah. EAFM is … More Sabah Fisheries staff learn better ways to manage coastal fisheries in EAFM training