• In the News


    Marine conservation, 'voluntourism', scientific research, coral reef decline, the Philippines - they are all subjects that frequently find themselves the subject of mainstream media articles. And so are many other topics that relate to our work at People and the Sea.

    We feel that such articles are significant, most notable for the information they disseminate, and the awareness raising influence they carry. On this page we have posted or provided links to relevant news articles that prove informative reads.

    Please browse through and enjoy.

    A boatman pushing the traditional bangka into the beach

People and the Sea on ‘WeDemain’ news website

People and the Sea on the WeDemain website

Original Article can be found HERE. (Only available in French)   De Nouvelle-Zélande au Bhoutan, du Pacifique à l’Himalaya, le Wānanga Trek est un reportage solidaire mené par Anne-Sophie, étudiante en sciences politiques de 21 ans. Chaque mois, elle raconte ses aventures à We Demain. “Notre objectif est de soutenir les communautés, commerces et autres acteurs locaux en identifiant des…

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Protection of our oceans must go hand-in-hand with the fight against climate change

Marine conservation in th eisland nation of Palau, an exmaple to follow

This article titled “Coral Triangle could be last bastion for planet’s beleaguered reefs” was written by Johnny Langenheim, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 15th December 2015 12.06 UTC Island nations have been among the first to recognize that our ocean is in trouble. Fish populations are diminishing, while sea levels are rising. We are rapidly approaching a point of no return.…

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Malapascua takes measures to save marine environment

People and the Sea working with the Philippines government in the field of community engagement

Original Article can be found HERE It was a great weekend for Malapascua, as some government agencies and concerned environmental organizations came together in the name of environmental protection and marine resources conservation. Around 300 participants gathered for the coastal cleanup and beach forest planting along the shores of Malapascua last June 11. Over 700 seedlings were planted all over…

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Grounded foreign ship taken out of Cebu dive spot

MV Belle Rose is removed from Monad Shoal

Original Article can be found HERE MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Central Visayas said on Monday, June 20, that the Panamian-registered ship that ran aground off Malapascua Island in Cebu had been extracted. The M/V Belle Rose – which damaged an estimated 483 meters of coral reefs on Monad Shoal in Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu –…

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DENR pressed to develop a marine conservation program ASAP

Original Article can be found HERE The Senate climate change committee has pressed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to develop a major marine conservation program, particularly on coral restoration since only five percent of corals in the country are still in ideal condition. Sen. Loren Legarda, committee chairman, said the program, like the DENR’s successful National Greening…

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Marine Protected Areas identified for Region 7

Original Article can be found HERE Cebu City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) has recently completed assessment of another 2,428 hectares of identified marine protected areas (MPAs) in Central Visayas, comprising 81 percent of 3,000 hectares targeted for identification this year. In managing coastal and marine resources, DENR has adopted a sustainable and…

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Philippines braces for worst El Nino phenomenon

El Nino to affect thresher sharks in the Philippines due to climate altering effects

  Original Article can be found HERE The Philippine weather agency said the El Nino phenomenon in the country may intensify from moderate to strong in the last quarter of 2015 up to the first quarter of 2016. MANILA: The Philippine government and some environmental groups have instituted measures to mitigate the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon which…

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Throwing a Lifeline for the High Seas….

marine conservation article

Original Article can be found HERE Recently at the United Nations in New York, countries laid the ground work for a major shift in how we manage our relationship with the ocean. It’s an important moment that comes at a critical hour for conservation. After almost a decade of dialogue, workshops, and speeches, a resolution is about to be tabled…

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Coral Triangle could be last bastion for planet’s beleaguered reefs

Major reef system in south-east Asia could be unusually resilient to climate change, Catlin Seaview Survey suggests

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