I once wanted to have a separate blog for my environmental advocacy. I began a Listen to the Eco Tumblr account and lost interest almost immediately. If I kept two separate sites, I’d have little content to post on BOTH this one and Listen to the Eco. Being an advocate is not my alter ego after all, it’s part of who I am, and it’s embedded in my lifestyle.
So today, I’d like to share with you volunteer opportunities for Save Philippine Seas. #segue We’ve been SO lucky to have a dedicated army of sea-tizens. 2013′s looking very busy already, so we’re going to need even more merfolk around the Philippines.
The official website of Save Philippine Seas
Bloggers/writers – to cover and document marine-related events and issues
Graphic artists – to create infographics and publicity materials
MONTH OF THE OCEAN (MOO) – May 2013
MOO is an annual program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources every May. SPS will be the partner organization for nationwide events and programs for MOO 2013.
Project/event assistants – to assist in logistics and volunteer mobilization
Photographers/writers – to document different events
Marketing assistants – to help SPS look for and secure partners and sponsors
Pawikan Watchers is a training program through which volunteers from different parts of the Philippines will be trained on the biology and ecology of sea turtles and Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB)-approved guidelines for handling sea turtles.
This is exclusive to people who live in areas where sea turtles are known to nest or feed, such as Bataan, Naic, Davao, La Union, and Palawan.
Upon completion of the training course, the volunteers will be given a toolkit to monitor and evaluate marine turtle rehabilitation centers and programs. With the partner facilities, they will be submitting reports to PAWB regularly.
Artists For Nature will be holding an evening of arts and music to support Pawikan Watchers. Three of my favorite things: arts, music, and environment! We hope to see you in Conspiracy on January 19, 2012. I’m gonna get to watch Flying Ipis for the first time! Hi, Deng!
SeaNN (Sea News Network)
SeaNN is an independent reporting network focused on news about Philippine beaches and seas. The Facebook page-based “newscast” is from Monday-Friday at 9-10PM.
Reporters and respondents – preferably based in coastal communities outside of NCR