The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON, through its Conservation and Development Division, conducted a 6-day training in Mabini, Batangas for DENR CALABARZON Green Fins (GF) Assessors and Coordinators.

The training was conducted to give the participants an understanding on the GF approach and its concepts. The role of the assessors are also reiterated to capacitate them in delivering the GF awareness in dive centers, as well as develop a GF training presentation in local context. The training also included a practice on advanced buoyancy and finning techniques and the skills required underwater to conduct proper assessments on dive. The training was facilitated by resource speakers from Reef World Foundation.

DENR CALABARZON currently has three GF Assessors, three GF Assessors for renewal, and two (2) GF Coordinators.

The GF Approach is a conservation initiative of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and The Reef-World Foundation, in partnership with DENR, that works with dive and snorkel operators to promote a set of standards for environmentally sustainable dive and snorkeling tourism activities. ###