• 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

Pepsea Project Update, January-March 2018.

The front cover of the first People and the Sea project update, looking at all our marine conservation activities.

As we move into our third (!!) calendar year of operations, we can’t help but notice that we are getting busier than ever before. More volunteers, more projects, more diving and, best of all, more reasons to be proud of all we have achieved so far. From day one, we…

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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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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…

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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 Triangle could be last bastion for planet’s beleaguered reefs

Guardian article about the worlds coral reefs

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

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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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