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Cross tripping/comparing environments


· In many coastal areas of the Philippines, fish stocks have fallen dramatically and coral has been severely damaged by dynamite and cyanide. One solution to this problem is to establish a fish sanctuary where fishing is restricted and appointed wardens in the community protect the area, until the reserve recovers.


· In Bohol, Philippines, a newly formed fishers' organization visited a nearby organization that had set up a fishing sanctuary a couple of years before. They not only met with the founders of the organization, but also were enabled with snorkels to see for themselves how the area had began to recover. This encouraged them to create their own reserve.

Thank you to Dr Vivian Alberto for having the creative energy to practically realize many of these ideas.

Further reading

Guevara, J.R. 1997. Renewing Renew: A Restoration Ecology Workshop. Center for Environmental Concerns. Manila, Philippines.