As part of the celebration of World Wetlands Day, a Youth Ecological Camp was conducted for the youth of Talisay, a lakeshore town of Taal Lake. Thirty high school students from five schools in the municipality participated in the 3-day camp which aimed to (among others) empower the youth to take a more active role in disaster risk reduction and preparedness and climate change adaptation. A Disaster Town Watching field exposure was one of their activities to enable them to assess risks by identifying the hazards, vulnerability, exposure and capacity of the community.
The ecocamp was held at Vicky’s Farm and Resort in Talisay, Batangas on 13-15 February 2017. It was organized by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in partnership with the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands.