Government, private sector vow to combat illegal fishing

Public/private partnership approach to marine conservation in the Philippines

Original Article can be found HERE VARIOUS stakeholders in Tañon Strait vowed to strengthen collaboration to combat illegal fishing and protect one of the country’s important fishing grounds in the Visayas. The Tañon Strait is an important fishing ground down south. About 288,000 small-scale fishers rely on the bounty of Tañon, which is part of […]

Malapascua takes measures to save marine environment

International coastal cleanup day 2016 on Malapascua

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 the […]

Grounded foreign ship taken out of Cebu dive spot

Rappler article about the grounding of the Belle Rose

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 […]

DENR pressed to develop a marine conservation program ASAP

Newspaper article about marine conservation in the philippines

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 Program […]

Marine Protected Areas identified for Region 7

Newspaper article about marine conservation in the philippines

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 ecosystem-based […]

Philippines braces for worst El Nino phenomenon

The philippines is subject to a massive el nino event

  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 is […]

Throwing a Lifeline for the High Seas….

Newspaper article about taking action for the worlds oceans

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 […]