Saknungan sa VIP 2019

Last September 20, 2019, De La Salle University, in partnership with Batangas State University, VIP CORALS, Oscar M. Lopez Center, California Academy of Sciences, SEA Institute – VIP, Pusod, Inc., Smithsonian Institution, and Old Dominion University, organized Saknungan sa VIP 2019 with the theme ” Building a Sustainable Verde Island Passage through Citizen Science.”

Saknungan sa VIP 2019

Infographics and video presentations about Verde Island

Infographics about Philippine Reefs

Fish Identification Guide

Signing of MOU between DLSU and BatStateU; MOA between CAS and BatStateU

Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo delivered his opening and welcome remarks for the Saknungan sa VIP 2019. Afterwards, Dr. Ronquillo presented the VIP CORALS as the National Center for Marine Biodiversity Research in the Verde Island Passage.

Dr. Wilfredo Licuanan, Dr. Meg Burke, Dr. Terrence Gosliner, and Dr. Jeff Williams discussed the Citizen Science in Coral Reefs: The 4M Methods.

Glenn Mariano of Pisces Project talked about “Scaling Up Beyond the Three Communities.”

Pacifico Beldia from Malampaya Project shared the lessons and challenges from basic coral reef monitoring for biodiversity conservation.

Photos from Batangas State University Public Relations