The Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) participated in a training seminar on “Enhancing Skills in Communicating Marine Biodiversity Research and Conservation Information” held on April 24-28, 2018 at the Continuing Education Center (CEC), University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Laguna.

The seminar was held by the Biodiversity Resource Information Network Group(BRING) Project under the program, “Coastal Assessment for Rehabilitation Enhancement: Capability Development and Resiliency of EcoSystems (CARE-CaDRES),” which is funded by the DENR and implemented by the UP Marine Science Institute.

The TMO sent two of its staff to the seminar, which was attended by participants from different regions of the country. The workshop focused on developing methods and strategies to effectively communicate scientific research, data, and information to different audiences and through different means, such as feature or essay writing, photography, and traditional and online media. Additionally, participants were also able to visit the village of Maitim in Laguna, and learn about Lake Laguna de Bay from the residents in the area.

The TMO is grateful for this opportunity to work with the BRING project and hopes to continue doing so in the years to come.