CURMA or Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions is a marine turtle conservation program under the Science of Identity Foundation Community Assistance for Responsible Existence (SIFCare). This program’s objective is to protect an endangered keystone species, marine sea turtles, from poachers and other predators. Part of SIFCare and CURMA’s mission is to share its advocacy and expertise in sea turtle conservation methods through trainings to local communities, schools and other organizations. CURMA trained volunteers provide hands-on and practical field experience on sea turtle protection which includes beach patrolling, hatchery management and hatchling releases.
This coming Sunday October 1, 2017, SIFCare and CURMA will be giving an initial training to the local community in San Juan, La Union in cooperation with LU Soul and the San Juan Resort Restaurant and Hotel Association. Expected participants of this training will come from various interest groups like the fisher folks, surfers, resort owners and La Union based artists and will be in front of Kahuna Beach resort, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.