Finally, I’m there!!

By ABConservation - Updated on 2021/10/15

Jib, Romain et Princess Joy au bureau d’ABConservation. [Crédit Jib.L.Ninal]

After 2 months waiting for the VSI (International Solidarity Volunteer) pre-departure training, 6 months to get an official entry exemption to travel to the Philippines, and 2 quarantines (one of 14 days in Manila, another of 10 days in Palawan), I’m finally here at ABConservation’s home/office!!

In spite of this, I’m very happy to be here in Palawan! 

Warmly welcomed by Jib, Princess and Paw-Paw (the dog 😊) on this Friday October 8th, I spent my first weekend under the rain (I guess I’ll see the beaches later), settled under my new roof. The house is beautiful, made of wood, large and… built on stilts. The large plot is unfortunately currently flooded. It is the rainy season here and two typhoons came along my arrival in Puerto Princesa.

In spite of this, I’m very happy to be here in Palawan! Everything is going well and I’ve already met some partners. With Jib and Princess we already started to discuss our common work and we have many ideas in mind:

  • How to make better use of the land around the house (Buying a few laying hens? Making an earthworm compost? Or a small garden using binturong feces as fertilizer? …)
  • How we will work together and what knowledge we can share within our team (creating written reviews, developing soft skills, having an adviser on site, how to accelerate the effectiveness of research projects once the scientific manager arrives…)
Regular news will be given to you here via the ABConservation blog

We will regularly keep you posted on our works, our life here, our projects (educational actions for example) and our progress.

Many thanks for your support! Don’t be shy to write us comments, ask questions, because this/our adventure is growing thanks to you! Romain

 

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