Name: Salvacion Ruiz
Country: Phillippines
Location: Yamot, Candelaria, Zambales, Luzon

Sally is from Yamot, Candelaria in Zambales on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines. As a deputized member of the Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens), she monitors to see who is actively fishing in the municipal waters and assists with registering all fishing boats as required by law. She also helps explore alternative livelihoods for fishers. Sally is also Chairperson of the municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC) and a member of the Regional Council of Leaders. Her efforts and dedication to protect the marine environment are “for the sake of nature, and for future generations, so that they will have something left of the natural world.”