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PEMSEA Youth Update

PEMSEA News chronicles on-the-ground experiences and activities in PEMSEA sites and hotspots. Community-based initiatives, such as mangrove planting, coastal cleanups and waste management, are highlighted in the articles, as well as other workshops, conferences and programs organized or participated in by the Regional Programme.

Oct 25, 2010 Raising Community Awareness on Climate Change in Timor-Leste
Oct 25, 2010 Raising Community Awareness on Climate Change in Timor-Leste
Apr 19, 2010 Timor-Leste Youth Conduct Environmental Activities
A tree planting activity was conducted on 26 January 2010 in conjunction with the three-day field orientation held at the research area of the Faculty of Agriculture, Hera, National University of Timor-Leste. The activity was organized by the Students Association from the Departments of Agronomy, Animal Science and Agro-Economics of the National University of Timor-Leste, which aimed to promote aw
Nov 14, 2008 Students Campaign for Eco-friendly Food Packaging in Malaysia
Inspired by the activities and energy present during the first East Asian Seas Youth Forum held in 2006, two delegates from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) returned to their country with firm commitments to live up to the core principle of the Youth Agenda for the East Asian Seas, which is to "Empower = Inform x Inspire x Involve." Mervin Low and Mahfuzah binti Othman, with the support of facu
Aug 11, 2008 Protecting the "Center of the Center"
Old Dominion University associate professor Kent Carpenter told an audience composed mostly of young people that the "Philippines is the center of the center of marine biodiversity." Dr. Carpenter and Victor G. Springer's study entitled "The Center of the Center of Marine Shore Fish Biodiversity," revealed that the Indo-Malay-Philippine Archipelago (IMPA) has the richest marine biodiversity in the
Aug 11, 2008 Youth Proposes Projects for the Environment
In a conference held last 18 August at the Cebu International Convention Center, youth teams composed of scholars of the Young Minds Academy (YMA) proposed projects to help solve environmental problems.
Aug 11, 2008 Catch of a Lifetime
There was once an 11-year-old who went fishing every chance he got from the dock at his family's cabin on an island in the middle of a New Hampshire lake.
Aug 11, 2008 The Wise Man
Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.
Aug 11, 2008 SEAing the Garbage
September 15 was an atypical Saturday morning. I had to wake up earlier than usual to prepare myself for a green battle. After breakfast, Im all ready to set my feet, and soil my hands, along the stretch of Manila Bays coast. Today marks the battle of the green warriors of the sea who advocate for a clean and habitable marine coastal ecosystem.
Aug 11, 2008 What do Trees have to do with Peace?
We would like to share with you this wonderful story about the innate power and strength of a woman, whose passionate efforts created a positive impact on the environment and the lives of many. This story was written by Denise Roy.
Jul 14, 2008 PEMSEA and HP Philippines launch EAS Congress 2009 Regional Photo Contest
Manila, Philippines - In line with the activities leading to the East Asian Seas Congress 2009, PEMSEA and HP Philippines together launch the East Asian region-wide Photo Contest with the theme, "The Coast, The Ocean, My Community" on 15 July 2008. The contest has three categories (Youth, Hobbyist and Professional) and is open to nationals of the East Asian region.
Jun 18, 2008 SOC Evaluates ICM Implementation on the Ground
Batangas, Philippines - Fourteen years have passed since integrated coastal management (ICM) was initiated in the Batangas Bay region. The experience has since been been replicated in two other bays in the province, namely the Balayan and Adjacent Bays, and the Tayabas and Adjacent Bays region. But apart from the geographical expansion of ICM efforts, has there really been progress achieved on the
Jun 18, 2008 Philippines Hosts EAS Congress 2009, Venue Set in Manila
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines, and the PEMSEA Resource Facility have confirmed that the site of the EAS Congress 2009 will be Manila, Philippines. The date for the Congress is set for 23 -27 November 2009.
Jun 18, 2008 Guimaras Aims High Towards Achieving Its Sustainable Development Targets
Guimaras, an island province of the Philippines, located in the western Visayas, is well-known for its mangoes - its signature product; its pristine beaches and coves; and more recently, as the site of the worst oil spill in the history of the Philippines. On 11 August 2006, two million liters of bunker fuel were spilled into the Guimaras coast, causing an environmental and economic disaster that
Jun 18, 2008 The Philippines Announces the Hosting of the East Asian Seas Congress 2009
The Government of the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today, 5 June 2008, its hosting of the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2009, to be held in Manila on 23-27 November 2009 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between DENR and the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of
Jun 18, 2008 PEMSEA Contribution to Coastal Tourism Recognized
The Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) received a special recognition from the Sustainable Coastal Tourism in Asia (SCOTIA), a United States-Agency for International Development (USAID) Program, for its continuous support in promoting coastal tourism through its Public-Private Partnership initiatives for the development of adequate infrastructure for sanita
Jun 18, 2008 Vietnam Province Initiates Replication of Danang’s ICM Project Experience
Thua Thien Hue is one of four provinces in Vietnams central region economic zone. The province is bordered on the north by Quang Tri Province, on the south by Danang City, on the west by Lao PDR, and on the east by the East Sea. The lagoon system in the coastal area embodies a unique eco-system, and has significant potential for development as an ecotourism site.
Jun 18, 2008 PEMSEA Welcomes New PRF Staff
PEMSEA welcomes Ms. Maida Aguinaldo, Mr. Renato Cardinal, Mr. John Eric Dylan Saet and Mr. Andre Jon Uychiaoco to the PEMSEA Resource Facility.
Jun 18, 2008 Xiamen Gears Up for 2008 World Ocean Week (XWOW)
Xiamen, PR China - The Xiamen Municipal Government is aiming to exceed the achievements of the 2007 XWOW, which was attended by 500 participants from 33 countries. To meet the challenge, the Xiamen Oceans and Fisheries Bureau brought together representatives from the State Oceanic Administration, the United Nations Development Programme in China, Xiamen University, the Fujian Provincial Oceans and
May 14, 2008 New Executive Director of PEMSEA Announced
Hanoi, Vietnam PEMSEA has announced the designation of Mr. Raphael P.M. Lotilla as the new Executive Director of the PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF).