33 New Volunteers Took the Next Step Finishing the CURMA Conservation Seminar

33 new volunteers just took the next step in putting care into action having finished their Basic CURMA Conservation Seminar last 23 May.

People from different communities, including the private sector, took part in the workshop which started at 4.00am where they learned pawikan nest patrolling, what to do if they find a turtle nest, hatchery management and ways to safeguard our little endangered friends.

Everything was very interesting in the seminar-workshop. I would like to learn more the in-depth and technical aspects of turtle protection and conservation.  I would like to contribute to the conservation program through enhancing marine turtle protection and conservation in the City of San Fernando, La Union.  The SIFCare-CURMA speakers did a good job! Keep it up!

– Katherine Iona S. Muller (EMS II – City of San Fernando, La Union)

All off the topics are interesting.  I want to learn about tagging.  I want to volunteer myself in every activity of SIFCare through God’s will.  A very excellent performance for the CURMA Seminar-Workshop speakers.  Thank you very much to SIFCare-CURMA for we learned a lot in this training.

– Eduardo C. Apilado Jr. (Project Officer-Dalumpinas Oeste, City of San Fernando, La Union)
The most interesting part of the program was the actual training on how to handle and search pawikan eggs or nests.  I want to learn more additional knowledge on marine turtle conservation and protection.  I would like to contribute to the conservation program by increasing security and monitoring in protecting pawikan’s nests and also the protections of all marine species.

– Amor R. Munar (Task Force Sagip Karagatan Member/ La Union Baywatch Member-Carlatan, City of San Fernando, La Union)

The most interesting part of the seminar-workshop was the pawikan eggs management.  I want to learn more on how to establish a hatchery.  I would like to contribute to the conservation program by teaching our constituents how to handle the pawikan’s eggs.  I would like to learn more information about marine turtle conservation and protection practices.

– Lidia H. Tejada (Kagawad-Barangay San Francisco, City of San Fernando, La Union)

The most interesting part is the actual demo of the proper handling of marine turtle eggs and transferring them to the hatchery.  I want to know more about the proper rescue methods when a turtle is suffering from injuries.  I would like to actively participate in programs concerning marine turtle conservation and protection.  So far the training was good and equipped us with the proper knowledge on marine turtle conservation and protection.

– Jay-Ar Q. Raquedan (COS – CENRO-City of San Fernando, La Union)

If you wish to take part in any of our future workshops or activities, you may inquire by contacting info@sifcare.org or curma@sifcare.org.