• 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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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