Sunday, September 6, 2009

My World#38 Sculpture In Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan

This is the sculpture of a diver planting artificial corals in Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan. The sculpture stands at Barangay Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan, the jump-off point going to the national park.

Fishing was the main means of livelihood in the area but the indiscriminate use of cyanide and bombs took a toll on the corals of the national park. Subsequently, fish and other marine life dwindled affecting the lives of the people in the area. The government in partnership with the local people, private organizations and individuals undertook the rehabilitation of the Hundred Islands' marine life.

This sculpture recognizes the efforts of everybody who were involved in the project and also, it is a reminder that marine life should be taken care of properly for sustainability. Nowadays, continuing efforts are still undergoing. Local people are now more involved in promoting the national park's beauty through tourism which also helps in augmenting their income.

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Sylvia K September 7, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

Very interesting post and statue! Great shot! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week!


alicesg September 7, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

Lovely sculpture. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments are appreciated. Have a nice day.

Samson September 7, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

Good move by the government, marine life does need our help.... nice post and love the clear sky in the photo

Anonymous September 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

Very interesting post. I hope people learn from their mistakes.

Anonymous September 8, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

A hopeful post and great sculpture to commemorate a positive change.

SandyCarlson September 9, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

A profoundly powerful image. Thanks.

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