Name:  Gilbert Tuazon
Location: Panglao Island, Bingag

Gilbert lives in Bingag, a village located on the northwest coast of Panglao Island, Bohol in the Philippines. Gilbert is President of the Bingag Barangay Fish Wardens and Monitoring Team, and Chairman of the Dauis Municipal Fish Wardens. Having been trained in fish and coral monitoring by Silliman University Marine Lab (SUML), Gilbert and his monitoring team are highly skilled in performing reef and fish surveys inside and outside their protected area to determine how well resources are recovering. Gilbert’s enthusiastic nature and advanced proficiency not only made an impression on a UNDP evaluator who came to visit the project, but also inspires others around him in their work toward marine protection and conservation. Read more about Gilbert and the Bingag Marine Sanctuary.

Photo: Gilbert in front of the floating guardhouse at Bingag, by Toni Parras