Samal Foundation conducts orientation on coastal resource conservation

November 25, 2012 5:16 am 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 24 -– The Claret Samal Foundation, Inc. (CSFI) conducted a three-day Coastal Resource Management/Fishery Laws Orientation on Nov. 18 – 20.

With the theme: “Awakening the Badjaus on Coastal Resource Management and Fishery Laws,” 28 individuals from the different Badjau organizations participated in the orientation, which was held at the San Antonio Maria Claret Parish in Barangay San Jose-Cawa-Cawa.

RFTC representative Abubakar Abdullah, one of the orientation lecturers, discussed the importance and methods of coastal and fisheries resource management.

He talked about the proper care, management, and ecological functions and benefits of the Philippine shallow-water ecosystem: mangrove forests, sea grass beds, and coral reefs.

Man-made threats such as pollution and urban development and natural calamities such as climate change that can affect these resources were also brought forward by Abdullah.

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Zambogna-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi (ZamBaSulTa) info center head Felipo David Malcampo has encouraged and challenged the participants to disseminate the information they have learned in three-day orientation to their respective communities.

The orientation was one of the activities lined up for the holding of pre-Week of Peace 2012 activitieson Nov. 29 to Dec. 5. (PNA)

GHG/TEOFILO P. GARCIA/UTB

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