When I’m not in or by the sea, I’m thinking about it, dreaming about it, or making plans to protect it. After 3 months of unemployment (!), I finally found projects worth pursuing–all of which are related to marine conservation. One’s with a national government agency and local government unit, one with a multi-national company, and another with an NGO. And of course, my own baby, the shark sanctuary in Malapascua! (These projects also serve as my excuse for not blogging as often as I should.)
I’m thrilled that May is the official Month of the Ocean (official kasi may Presidential Proclamation No. 57 #legit). It’s a good reason to create events for the Philippine seas. The Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau has all sorts of activities lined up for this month, and everyone is invited to be part of it!
I’ll be out of reach for the next week because I’ll be underwater most of the time for a dive expedition, but when I fly back to Manila on May 8, I head straight to the UP Marine Science Institute for this:
And guess which talk I’m giving? Why, the one one on algal blooms of course! HAHA ASA. I’ll be the last speaker, on the “Role of social media in conservation.” :) Entrance is FREE but only the first 150 participants can go!
Save Philippine Seas will also have several happenings (HAPPENINGS??? WHUT) this month. We’re turning ONE on May 26! Can you believe it? We’re almost one year old! We’ll be celebrating by launching our mobile site and mobile app and launching our new website, among others. We are so blessed!
We hope to see new and/or familiar faces during some of the events!
For more information, please check the Month of the Ocean Facebook page.