• 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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Let the Diving Begin!

While bio-sphysical surveys of the marine habitatas of the philippnies are serious stuff, there is still time for some fun on the dives.

I got my open water certification this summer in Cabo Verde (Africa) and due to timing and a few other restrictions (cash-ola!), I was only able to complete 5 dives, of which 4 were solely for training purposes. So imagine my excitement when I realized I would be able to…

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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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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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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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