The campaign will engage communities in the management and enforcement of Marine Protected Areas to the benefit of local people and biodiversity.
— Girley Gumanao, Rare Conservation Fellow
The Panabo City Pride Campaign will inspire the local fishers to change their current behaviors so that they will use only the allowed fishing gear, hook and line in the fishing area and fish only outside the non-fishing area of the Cagangohan Fish Sanctuary. This will be made possible if there is an increase in local fishers’ level of awareness, thinking and sharing about the location of Marine Protected Area boundaries for both fishing and non-fishing areas along with its rules and regulations as well as benefits of a well-managed Marine Protected Area such as improved fish habitat, increased fish abundance and fish catch.
Our symbol of pride is the White-spotted Spinefoot.