To date, PMMSN has trained over 5,000 key personnel from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), local Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils (IFARMC), Local Government Units (LGU) including provincial, municipal and barangay offices, Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENRO), Law Enforcement agencies and other coastal stakeholder organizations to respond to stranded marine mammals throughout the country.
The PMMSN offers 2 workshops/trainings in the following topics:
1. Marine Mammal Stranding Response – qualifies the participant as a First Responder
2. Medical Management of Stranded Marine Mammals – for veterinarians and medical professionals
Workshops/trainings are held regularly either at regional locations or at Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay. Since 2005 PMMSN has held over 130 Workshops/trainings all over the Philippines and participated in workshops with our ASEAN neighbors, such as the Thailand Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, PMMSN has also employed virtual and hybrid (F2F and virtual) trainings
Workshops held at Ocean Adventure include hands-on activities with real animals and experienced marine mammal care experts. Ocean Adventure provides these resources freely as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. The instructional materials used in the workshop were developed with the generous grants of the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
If you who wish to inquire about, organize or attend a PMMSN workshop, please contact us or your nearest PMMSN chapter.