Topics: Climate change Pages: 99 (25798 words) Published: May 5, 2013


Compiled by:
Alexander G. Flor

Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau
Public Affairs Office
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Quezon City

May 2011

Dalaw-Turo (DT), the literal translation of which is Teaching Visits, is an environmental outreach program initiated in the early nineties by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Its aim is to educate communities on pressing environmental issues through participatory rural theater, songs, games and other local and indigenous media.

The outreach program started out independently as an internally driven initiative, without the benefit of external funding and technical assistance. Yet, Dalaw Turo has proven to be resilient and robust, thriving in the past two decades in spite of limited resources. For participating communities, DT sessions took the form of environmental interpretation, an educational communication activity designed to forge emotional and intellectual connections between an audience and the messages or meanings inherent in biodiversity, protected areas and wildlife themes.Today, DalawTuro’s community-based, participatory slant still carries its original resonance and DENR is now exploring the possibility of going beyond the traditional DT themes by expanding its coverageto other sectors such as forestry, mining, lands and environmental management.

For the past two decades, Dalaw-Turo modules have naturally been confined to messages associated with the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS). With the end view of mainstreaming Dalaw-Turo, the DENR Public Affairs Office (PAO) and PAWB implemented a series of module writing seminar-workshops to capacitate DENR information, education and communication (IEC) officers on the DT approach.

This volume constitutes the output of four cluster seminar-workshops conducted between 23 August to 21 October 2010 participated in by DENR officers representing sixteen regions as well as the entire spectrum of the environment and natural resources sector, namely, forestry, mining, lands, protected areas, coastal resources, and environmental management. Its writers range from Regional Public Affairs Officers (RPAOs) to communication specialists, foresters to engineers, and Dalaw-Turo veterans to newbies. The last two modules dealing with caves and peatlands were contributed by the Resource Person. Its varied scope, notwithstanding, the volume has adopted one overarching theme – Climate Change.

This set ofeighteen learning resources is thus known as the DT Climate Change Modules.Given Dalaw-Turo’s resilience and resonance, we may expect more sets of DT modules in the future.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources


CARCordillera Autonomous Region
CBFMDCommunity Based Forest Management Division
BOLBureau of Lands
DENRDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources
DTDalaw Turo
EMBEnvironmental Management Bureau
ERDBEnvironmental Research and Development Bureau
ERDSEnvironmental Researchand Development Service
FMBForest Management Bureau
FMSForest Management Service
IECInformation, Education and Communication
KAPKnowledge, Attitude, Practice
KMKnowledge Management
LANLocal Area Network
LGULocal Government Unit
LMSLand Management Service
NGONon-government Organizations
PAOPublic Affairs Office
PAWBProtected Areas and Wildlife Bureau
PAWCZMSProtected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service RPAORegional Public Affairs Office

Table of Contents

How to Use the DT Modules1
PROLOGUE: Situating Dalaw Turo5
MODULE I: Forests8
MODULE II:Wildlife12
MODULE III: Coastal Resources15
MODULE IV: Water Bodies18
MODULE V:Riverbanks23
MODULE VI: Geohazards26

References: Adkins, Jeff, Judson W. Partin, Kim M. Cobb, Brian Clark and Diego P. Fernandez. 2007. Millennial-scale trends in west Pacific warm poolhydrology since the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature. Vol 449|27 September.
Flor, Alexander G. and Ila Virginia C. Ongkiko. 2003. Introduction to Development Communication. Los Baños: UP Open University and SEAMEO SEARCA.
Flor, Alexander G. and Luningning A. Matulac, 1993. Cultural Dimensions of Environmental IEC. Environment and Natural Resources Program. Los Baños and Nova Scotia: UPLB IESAM and DalhousieUniversity.
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