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Applications for the Commservation Workshop now open!

Applications now open for the two-day Commservation Workshop! Save Philippine Seas (SPS), in partnership with Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines and Save Sharks Network Philippines (SSNP), is organizing the Commservation Workshop on Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16, 2023 in Metro Manila.


The Commservation Workshop started in 2018 as a half-day workshop to improve communication skills of environmental advocates and practitioners. “Commservation” is a combination of “communication,” “community,” and “conservation.” The Commservation Workshop aims to build a community of communicators for conservation. It also aims to develop science-based and locally-relevant materials and strengthen the nationwide network of communicators and storytellers.


Applicants must be:

  • At least 20 years old;

  • Currently residing and working in the Philippines;

  • Available to fully and actively participate in two-day workshop; and

  • Able to improve or create one short-form output by the end of the workshop.

Having a communications-related position in a development organization or institution (e.g., government, private sector, non-profit, academic institution) is ideal, but not required.

Transportation, accommodations (twin-sharing of same gender), and meals during the workshop will be shouldered by SPS.


Submitting an output (an idea, concept, or existing output) is part of the application form. Quality of outputs is not part of the criteria for acceptance. Having an output to work on will provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to get feedback on the output and revise / improve it.

Examples of possible outputs are (but not limited to): a short video that may be used for social media, explainer videos, skits, or animations (approximately 1:30 min.); infographics; or articles/blog entries (~750 words). They may be in English or any Philippine language/dialect. If the output is in a Philippine language other than Filipino/Tagalog, English translations will be requested.

The output must also fall under any of the following themes: coastal and marine habitats; ocean and climate change; marine debris and waste management; marine species; environmental laws; marine industries; or others (please specify).


Apply via the short online form. If you wish to draft your responses before submission, you may download the editable file from this link. Please submit your final application through the online form. Only submissions via the online form will be considered.

Deadline for applications

Deadline for applications is on Friday, June 23, 2023. Participants will be informed of their application status by June 30, 2023.

For questions and clarifications, please send a direct message to any of the social media channels of Save Philippine Seas or email


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