The Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) launched its public outreach program and this year’s Young Guardian of the Sea Campaign. Every year Office brings this campaign to different schools and communities in Puerto Princesa and Palawan to increase the awareness of children and the youth on the importance of the marine environment.

Grades 3 to 6 pupils of the Don Ramon Roces Memorial and Bacungan Elementary Schools participated in the campaign, accepting the challenge to be the next Young Guardians of the Sea. In support of TMO’s advocacy against single-use plastics, the students brought their own containers for beverage and snacks.

This year’s campaign was led by five Tubbataha Youth Ambassadors, whose job is to learn as much as they can about marine conservation, be responsible conservation leaders in their communities, and communicate what they learned during their engagement with TMO.

The Tubbataha Youth Ambassador Program is fully funded by the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc., and has been running since 2013.