BUSUANGA, PALAWAN. Last 4 February 2014, we conducted information education campaigns (IECs) in San Isidro Elementary School, Brgy. San Isidro during a break between in our dugong boat transects. It was great to see that some students were able to see dugongs and most of them had seen sea turtles as well. Unfortunately, only few people were aware about Republic Act 9147 or Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. One student had just eaten a sea turtle just last week, and several other students had also eaten it in the past.
These IECs is an effective method for changing community perceptions on natural resources and fostering environmental stewardship. Opening teh eyes of Palawan’s youth is one of C3‘s big responsibilities, teaching them to discover and understand what’s happening in the world around us.
We believe that these young generations could have a great impact in pursuing our objectives to protect and conserve endangered species; to support the sustainable development of their natural resources for their benefit, and for the benefit of the following generations. Their minds are still open and it is easier for them to understand the importance and objectives of protecting natural resources. The youth have the power to change the world.
Youth are the hope of the nation.