SEAFDEC/AQD participates in the celebration of the 2nd Iloilo Biodiversity Week

By Development Communication Section

Dr. Jessica Sales, an expert on ecosystems, during the launching of the 2nd Iloilo Province Biodiversity and Watershed Week at Casa Real, Iloilo City
Dr. Jessica Sales, an expert on ecosystems, during the launching of the 2nd Iloilo Province Biodiversity and Watershed Week at Casa Real, Iloilo City

More than 700 participants and students in batches attended the on-going 2nd Iloilo Provincial Biodiversity and Watershed Week Celebration on December 1-3, 2015 at Casa Real, Provincial Capitol,  Iloilo City. The theme for this year is “Biodiversity in Watersheds: Challenges for a Climate-Change-Resilient Iloilo.”

This activity aims to foster awareness on the value of preserving biodiversity to the general public and on the proper management of watersheds in the Province of Iloilo. The three-day event includes series of lectures on the concepts of biodiversity and the status of biodiversity from the ridge to the reef in Iloilo Province. SEAFDEC/AQD’s Dr. Teodora Bagarinao will lecture on marine biodiversity in the morning of December 2, 2015. In addition, there will be a biodiversity quiz, on-the-spot poster making contest, exhibits and many others. The general public particularly the students are invited to attend and participate in this event so they will learn and appreciate the value of biodiversity.

SEAFDEC/AQD’s Fishworld Curator, Dr. TeodoraBagarinao, explaining to Dr. Gary Wilkins, PENRO 6’s watershed consultant, the biodiversity survey that she did in the brackishwater ponds and mangroves in AQD’s Dumangas Station and the nearshore biodiversity of AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station
SEAFDEC/AQD’s Fishworld Curator, Dr. Teodora Bagarinao, explaining to Dr. Gary Wilkins, PENRO 6’s watershed consultant, the biodiversity survey that she did in the brackishwater ponds and mangroves in AQD’s Dumangas Station and the nearshore biodiversity of AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station
Dr. TeodoraBagaranio entertains questions from students about the megamouth and whale sharks captured by local fisheries in Iloilo
Dr. Teodora Bagaranio entertains questions from students about the megamouth and whale sharks captured by local fisheries in Iloilo
Students showing a keen interest on the biodiversity posters of SEAFDEC/AQD
Students showing a keen interest on the biodiversity posters of SEAFDEC/AQD

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