Tag: climatechange

Blue Carbon Citizen Science Training in Lobo, Batangas
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Blue Carbon Citizen Science Training in Lobo, Batangas

Blue carbon is the carbon that is stored in mangroves and seagrass, which are blue carbon ecosystems. For this reason, mangrove and seagrass carbon storage are extremely high. These ecosystems have a great capacity to take up and store carbon in the atmosphere. What a great way to mitigate climate change! Furthermore, participating in citizen...

Ocean Literacy: Launching of Ocean Adventures with Cory Volume 2!
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Ocean Literacy: Launching of Ocean Adventures with Cory Volume 2!

The Philippines is one of the mega-diverse countries in the world with high species endemism. However, there is a lack of ocean literacy and limited access to marine environmental education in most of the educational institutions around the country. In 2020, we started an initiative of creating an educational children’s storybook that tackles the lack...

Mangroves and Community : Oceanus Conservation spoke at the Side event in COP26, Glasgow, Scotland
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Mangroves and Community : Oceanus Conservation spoke at the Side event in COP26, Glasgow, Scotland

After a 2-week long negotiations by country delegates, and side events, about 50,000 participants attended online and in-person to share solutions, ideas and build partnerships. We heard many encouraging statements such as leaders representing 90% of the world’s forests pledge to halt deforestation by 2030. EU and US and other 100 countries pledge to cut...

What mangroves mean to the people of Salay, Mindanao: A perception survey to gather insights into the knowledge, attitudes and needs of the local community
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What mangroves mean to the people of Salay, Mindanao: A perception survey to gather insights into the knowledge, attitudes and needs of the local community

“Mangroves are storm and wave protectors” Salay community member We recently conducted a perception survey with the Mangrove Organization in Salay, a municipality located in the northern region of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. It was a semi-structured survey to understand the people’s: (i) knowledge about mangroves, (ii) attitudes toward restoration efforts, and (iii) needs...

Smart Buoy for Coral Reef Health
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Smart Buoy for Coral Reef Health

Real-time technology is now within reach these days. Our team deployed a real-time temperature sensor in the Municipality of Lian, Batangas which is an in-kind grant to monitor temperature changes that will affect coral reef health in the area. This is the first smart temperature buoy deployed in the Philippines for coral reef temperature monitoring!...

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