Stakeholders awareness on the conservation and preservation of the hundred island national park
Jocelyn Sagun-De Vera, Rene D Cacho, Mavte, Armando Junio
Hundred Island National Park is one of the famous getaway in the Western part of Pangasinan, Philippines. This study was conducted to know the different practices of the stakeholders with regards to the awareness, conservation and preservation of the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The study made use of secondary data from the tourism office of the City. Highly extent ecological activities of the stakeholders such as its “Scubasurero”, a monthly clean-up activity to ensure the cleanliness of the island is conducted. Regular meetings with the stakeholders such as the hoteliers, restaurateurs, associations, “bantay dagat”, boatman, souvenir shops and tour guides are likewise done in order to monitor their plans in waste management activities, restorations and future plans. Likewise, recycling and proper garbage disposal is highly observed in the park. Moreover, the park has also its program known as the “Basura mo, Iuwi mo” in which biodegradable and non-biodegradable trash were collected in order to maintain the cleanliness of the island in exchange to a corresponding gift certificate. Coral propagation and restoration activities plus mangrove planting activities were highly practiced too, Hence, the greater level of environmental awareness, the higher extent of ecological initiatives made them.
Jocelyn Sagun-De Vera, Rene D Cacho, Mavte, Armando Junio. Stakeholders awareness on the conservation and preservation of the hundred island national park. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2021, Pages 69-72