boracay water pollution - updates

Rappler's latest stories on boracay water pollution


Tourism linked to 70% coral loss in Boracay

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Unmonitored snorkeling and water pollution in the popular tourist area have led to a considerable decline in coral cover a Japanese funded study shows

CORALS IN DANGER. The Philippines hosts 27,000 square kilometers of coral reefs but just 1% are rated in excellent condition. Photo by WWF

Gov't to crack down on water-polluting Boracay resorts

May 04, 2015 - 3:58 PM

In some parts of the popular tourist island water pollution levels are already 50 times above the level deemed safe for swimming

TURNING GREEN. This photo taken during the 2015 Labor Day weekend celebration shows Boracay's main beach teeming with green algae, an indicator of high water pollution. Photo by Ken Pessumal