Balyena at Lumba sa Pilipinas
Paseo del Mar, Brgy. Pangdan, Jagna, Bohol, Philippines
Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine mammals, Whales, Dolphins
Balyena describe themselves as ‘a group of scientists, professionals, artists & more’, who use their ‘skills & experiences for marine mammal conservation in the Philippines’. They promote scientific research and conservation of cetaceans in the area. Recognising the value of local knowledge, and local community involvement, they adapt their conservation methods accordingly. Research, education and conservation are the cornerstones of their activities, which includes studies on known cetacean populations in different regions of the Philippines and investigation of new sites where sightings have been reported.