The Sangkalikasan group headed by Jojo Rodriguez together with DOST representative, Virna Salac of
DOST-PCAARRD National Coral Restoration Program and Karina Escudero of Reef Check Philippines shared their studies theories and concerns regarding the state of the corals in the Philippines through a meeting organized by the ICC Philippines held at the Lighthouse Marina Resort in Subic Bay Philippines last August 4, 2016. This is part of the ICC Zambales Reef Restoration Program that started last year at Grande Island together with Sangkalikasan.
Sangkalikasan continues to monitor the reefs that they transplanted last year. According to Mr. Rogriguez they are surprised with the progress of the reefs here in Subic. Normally the corals die at extreme temperatures above 30 degrees celsius. But here in Subic temperatures reach above that and the corals eventually survived. They will conduct more research regarding this discovery.
Other discussion led to some livelihood planning program that the Squadron can spearhead in collaboration with DOST. This program aims to not just help our local Aeta community but will also help in creating awareness on our environmental challenges and hopes to encourage people to be more responsible earth citizens.
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