PCSDS (DMD)-North participates in the Marine Turtle Nesting Beach Managing Training (MTNBMT)

by | Mar 23, 2023

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) District Management Division (DMD)-North participated in the Marine Turtle Nesting Beach Managing Training (MTNBMT) in Bgy. New Canipo in San Vicente, Palawan, on March 17, 2023.

Conducted by Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), the training aimed to heighten the awareness of the participants on the nature and threats being faced by the marine turtles in the Philippines, and train them on the basics of monitoring, patrolling, and management of turtle-nesting areas in the beaches and coves of the municipality of San Vicente. 

Local poaching and depredation by stray dogs have posed dangers to the turtle’s sustained existence, killing their hatchlings and perturbing their habitats. To curb, if not altogether stop, the effects of these detrimental practices, community participation and involvement are tapped and envisioned as critical for their protection and conservation.

Supporting LAMAVE’s MTNBMT, PCSDS observed the proceedings of the event attended by the residents and officials of Bgy. New Canipo, students, representatives from the youth sector, and Alimanguan Sagip Pawikan Association.

PCSDS and LAMAVE are formal partners in wildlife conservation and protection in the province of Palawan. 

This Friday, March 24, moreover, LAMAVE will also conduct the same training in Barangay Minapla in Taytay, Palawan.