July - November 2020

5 Basic Wildlife Law Enforcement (BWLE) capacity building trainings were conducted virtually under DENR-ADB/GEF Project “Combating Environmental Organized Crime in the Philippines in partnership with Tanggol Kalikasan on Regions 7, 13 and National Capital Region (NCR) from July to November 2020. The said trainings were participated by a total of 330 trainees from the DENR and partner government agencies of the said regions.

In celebration of the upcoming World Turtle Day, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), through its Institute of Environmental Governance (IEG), hosted the third IEG Digital Caravan in La Union with the theme “Engaging Communities in Saving the Pawikans in La Union” on May 19, which was attended by almost three hundred teachers and students via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Did you know that recent studies revealed that Scombridae (tuna larvae) species are abundant in Batanes-Polillo waters and diverse in the West Philippine Sea, and that one of the most valuable fishes in the country is tuna? According to reports, the Philippines is the third largest tuna producer, but their stocks continue to decline due to climate change and unsustainable and illegal fishing.

Food security advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan today (February 8, 2021) welcomed the creation of a Subtask Group (STG) on Aquaculture and Fisheries by the IATF Task Group on Food Security chaired by Agriculture Secretary William Dar. The special panel was created to boost aquaculture production by streamlining processes necessary to identify potential sites and private sector investments.

To celebrate Earth Day, Bulacan State University (BulSU) led the second Institute of Environmental Governance (IEG) Digital Caravan with a theme “Restore our earth from uplands to wetlands” on April 22 from one o’clock to 5 o’clock in the afternoon which was participated by more than a thousand teachers and students on Zoom and Facebook Live.

The first Institutes of Environmental Governance (IEGs) Digital Caravan 2021 with the theme “Raising local awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people” was hosted by Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) on February 22 via Zoom and Facebook Live.

General Nakar, Quezon - 20 families of the Dumagat Tribe were the beneficiaries during the relief operations conducted by Tanggol Kalikasan Inc., on December 7, 2020. Dumagat Community, which has been a partner community of Tanggol Kalikasan since 2006, were among those who suffered and whose homes were damaged due to the onslaught of typhoon Ulysses.

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