As part of the celebration of World Wetlands Day, a Youth EcoCamp was conducted for the youth
of Talisay, a lakeshore town of Taal Lake. Thirty high school students fom 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 organized in partnership with the Biodiversity Management
Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.