Sunday, June 2, 2013
On May 31, Campomanes Bay Green Alert Negros, in cooperation with the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF), and partner groups will be holding the Palawood—an annual coastal event that has become the venue for initiatives and discussions involving specific issues around the oceans. This event is the reason why Negros Occidental in the Philippines has the Sagay Marine Reserve. It has since catalyzed many other similar outcomes in the province.
This years edition, the Palawod will be held in Campomanes Bay and will highlight the success of the combined efforts of the Local Government Units, the local people of Campomanes Bay, Green Alert Negros, affiliated organizations, national government agencies, and the CTI-CFF.
This event will hopefully provide better understanding on the importance of coral reefs and why other ecosystems such as forests, rivers, and mangroves need to be protected too, in relation to coral reefs.