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Month of the Ocean (MOO) 2012






May 2





Bike Run


Creating awareness on the International Day of Biological Diversity and Month of the Ocean through a cycling tour around Quezon City

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC)

Route: (start)PAWBàEast Ave. àEDSAàSM CityàMonumentoàQuezon AveàQ.C. CircleàVisayas AveàPAWB




Opening Program


Launch of Blue Day Campaign


Wearing of Blue Shirts during the Opening Ceremony enjoining everyone to wear blue shirts during the conduct of every MOO/IDBD event

NAPWC Amphitheater

Launch of IDBD and MOO Month-Long Activities


Announcing of the month-long celebration activities

NAPWC Amphitheater

Announcement of Underwater Photo Contest


Opening the Underwater Photo Contest and announcement of criteria. Awarding of winners will be held during the Ocean Jam on the 25th

NAPWC Amphitheater

Ceremonial Pledge Wall Signing


Expressing partners’ support to Marine Biodiversity Conservation by signing on the Pledge Wall

NAPWC Amphitheater

Opening of Exhibit Booths at NAPWC


Inaugurating the exhibits of partners displayed within the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

NAPWC Parking Area 

May 3-4


Multi-sectoral Audience/By Invitation

Capacity Building on Management Planning Process for Protected Areas in Regions 3 and 4A covering the Manila Bay Region


Equipping the participants with tools and methods for conducting participatory situational analysis, stakeholder analysis and management planning as a preparatory activity prior to the preparation of a comprehensive Protected Area Management Plan

Bayview Park Hotel, Manila

May 8



Multi-sectoral Audience/First 150 Registrants

Marine Biodiversity Lecture Series


Discovering the richness of marine creatures and coastal habitats in the center of the center of Marine Biodiversity

University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute, Diliman, Quezon City


May 10-11


DENR: Regional Technical Directors, Coastal and Marine Management Division Chiefs, Environmental Management Bureau

The Green Fins Code of Conduct: A Responsible Diving Workshop


Increasing public awareness and management practices that will benefit the conservation of Coral Reefs and reduce unsustainable tourism practices

Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Quezon City

May 15


For the Media

Mangrove Exposure for Media

Engaging media people to do Mangrove Planting in Calatagan, Batangas

Calatagan, Batangas

May 11


Multi-sectoral Audience/By Invitation

National Consultation on Coastal Law Enforcement (CLE) Manual


Culminating the series of CLE Manual clustered regional consultation workshops in a national setting

Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Quezon City


Multi-sectoral Audience/By Invitation

Consultation on Draft Comprehensive Guidelines on the Administration and Management of Foreshore Areas 

Harmonizing policies on Foreshore Areas


NAPWC Visitors Center


May 21


TV Interview

Discussing/Interacting with Media (Global News Network)

Topic: Marine Biodiversity and Food Security


May 22

International Day of Biological Diversity (IDBD)


Multi-sectoral Audience/By Invitation

Marine Biodiversity Forum

Discussing Transboundary Initiatives highlighting Philippine contributions to the following programs/projects:

Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion(SSME)

Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI)

Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area (TIHPA)

Joint Oceanographic Marine Scientific Research Expedition (JOMSRE)

DENR Social Hall

May 25


Volunteers from all sectors/First 700 registrants will receive free shirt and baller IDs

Mural Fencing


Marine Biodiversity painting of the 1,075 meter-fence of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center involving about 700 volunteers from different sectors. This may be the longest Wall Mural in the Philippines upon completion.



Open for all (Ocean Jam, Photo Contest)

Ocean Jam


Showcasing different performances mostly musical renditions in advocating conservation and protection of the Philippine Coastal and Marine environment

NAPWC Parking Area

Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Photo Contest Awarding

Awarding of winners of the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Photo Contest, part of the Ocean Jam event

NAPWC Parking Area

May 28-29


DENR and Partners

Writeshop on the State of the Coast Report

Aiming to provide the status of coastal and marine resources and gain feedback to update management practices to coincide with changing conditions of the marine and coastal environment as well as creating a venue for partnership assessments to evaluate where the SOC reporting is heading

University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute, Diliman, Quezon City

May 29-30


Multi-sectoral Audience/By Invitation

3rd National Protected Area Management Boards (PAMBs) Summit

Creating a venue for focal persons in protected area management to interact with one another and discuss on ways and mechanisms to sustain management interventions and capacitate the managers for better performance



May 30


Concerned National Government Agencies and Partners

CTI Forum

Launch of  CTI Website and the National Plan of Action (NPOA)


Reporting of the accomplishments of the country in implementing the CTI NPOA. Development partners will also be invited to report their accomplishments and contributions. 


May 31


Open for all

2nd Annual Bohol Dolphin Festival

Engaging people in marine conservation while educating the public about the dolphin populations that inhabit the Bohol Sea and the threats to their survival.

CPG Sports Complex, CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City


Multi-sectoral Audience/By Invitation

Launch of ICRMP Website

Introducing the Official Website of the Integrated Coastal Management Project


DENR Social Hall

 Note: Updated Schedule of Activities for the MOO 2012 Celebration

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