About Ocean-action@ORC Blog

Welcome to Ocean-action@ORC--the blog that gives voice to conservation realities in coastal communities in the Philippines.

Get connected to people in the front line of conservation and to those most affected by the impact we make on our environment. Read their stories here, and learn what life is like in rural coastal villages, especially in the province of Southern Leyte.

Find out how conservation policies are making its way to local communities. Get insights from the field, and see what works on the ground.


Starting September 19, 2016, ORC will be posting a blog every other week. Here’s a sneak preview of the stories and topics, among others, that we will feature in the coming months:

-Partnering with the local government: ORC’s experience with the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) program

-Teaching conservation to grade schoolers in Silago: a schoolteacher’s experience

-What locals think of research: the impact of scientific surveys and research on coastal communities

-The many names of conservation in the barangays of Silago

-Beyond coastal clean-ups and mangrove planting: the long, arduous rode to grassroots conservation

-Why efforts to alleviate poverty is useless without conservation

-Ways to make conservation science relevant and easy to understand

So follow us, and better yet, share your experience with us and be our guest blogger! Email us at oceanactionresourcecenter@gmail.com for more details.

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