• Our Reports and Publications

    At People and the Sea, we aim to share all of our data, findings and related reports for the widest possible audience. In doing so, we hope to provide transparency to our work, as well as accumulating a database of information on which to build.

    All papers/articles found here have PDF links for download.

    End of a days diving, volunteers return to collate the research data from their dives

Carnaza Fish Survey, January 2017

Reoprt into fish survey carried out in Carnaza, Philippines.

On the 26th January 2018, we conducted a snorkeling fish survey within the Carnaza EcoPark bay, on Carnaza Island, Cebu. The survey was conducted by our Lead Science Officer, Lucy Harding, in which a 30 minute observational survey was conducted by snorkeling within the bay and recording all fish species/families…

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Solid Waste Management Practices on Malapascua 2017

Report that explains the current waste management practices on Malapascua in the Philippines

The 2017 census conducted by the Barangay health workers reported 4,867 local inhabitants and 946 households on Malapascua. The overall population of Malapascua (including western and non-local residents) is estimated to about 6,000 people. 65% of the population lives in the south of the island, with the remaining 35% living…

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People and the Sea Activity Report 2016

The report detailing the marine conservation activities of People and the Sea in the Philippines in 2016

After establishing our base of operations in the Philippines in the latter half of 2015, the following year marked our first full year of activities. And it was a busy year. In keeping with our commtiment to share as widely as possible the work we have done and our associated…

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People and the Sea – Progress Update (2015 Activities)

Report detailing the conservation and volunteer activities for 2015 in the Philippines

The latter half of 2015 has seen the implementation in the field of a project that had been researched for over 2 years. In a little over four months, People and the Sea has created a sound platform from which to fulfil the objectives that had been set (see Executive…

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Comparing diversity data collected using a protocol designed for volunteers with results from a professional alternative

PLEASE NOTE:  The FULL version of this article can be found here Ben G. Holt (1,2) & Rodolfo Rioja-Nieto (2,3) & M. Aaron MacNeil (4) & Jan Lupton (2) & Carsten Rahbek (1) 1 Department of Biology, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15,Copenhagen DK-2100, Denmark;…

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Coral reef decline: The need for protection

Coral reefs are among the most productive and diverse ecosystems on Earth (Connell, 1978), They are critically important in supporting a vast biological diversity and genetic library for future generations (Moberg & Folke 1999). They provide goods, services and livelihoods for a vast number of people: seafood products, raw materials…

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Benefits of Volunteer Based Research

Volunteer based research projects have seen a huge increase in numbers over the past three decades.  Moreover, it would seem that this growth is set to continue with new projects becoming available on a regular basis (Wearing 2001, Ellis 2003, Brown & Lehto 2005). These projects have been shown to…

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