Good News from Dinalungan

from ecogov project: One-stop-shop approach makes it easy for fisherfolk to register

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Dinalungan is one of four municipalities in Aurora being assisted in coastal resource management by the Philippine Environmental Governance (EcoGov) Project, funded by USAID and implemented with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other partners. The others are Dipaculao, Baler and San Luis.

Dinalungan has a population of 9,711 (Year 2000), half of whom are dependent on the sea for livelihood. EcoGov is assisting this LGU to protect and manage its municipal waters which is part of Baler Bay and home to rare marine species, such as dugong (sea cow), butanding (whale shark) and sea turtles. The declining fish catch and the slowly vanishing rare marine species alarmed Dinalungan officials and residents, making them decide to seek EcoGov assistance and go into high gear to manage their marine resources.

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About kidlat

Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

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