Guided by the Environment Monitoring and Evaluation System (EMES), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) ECAN Monitoring and Evaluation Division (EMED) facilitated simultaneous environmental assessment and evaluation activities in Bgy. Port Barton in San Vicente, Palawan, on April 18-21.
In collaboration with the Barangay Council of Bgy. Port Barton together with Port Barton Marine Protected Area Council, the PCSDS EMED conducted a marine litter and macro plastics assessment; coastal integrity: beach profiling; seagrass assessment; landscape assessment protocol; and water quality monitoring in Bgy. Port Barton, to determine the prevailing ecosystem conditions therein.
This was conducted amidst fears of high concentration of Coliform bacteria, giving rise to health and economic concerns to the area’s inhabitants.
The result of the aforementioned water-monitoring will be shared with the local government units (LGU) in Palawan and will also be included in the ‘State of Environment of Palawan’ report, which is published every five years.