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Seagrass meadows support food security in Guimaras – research

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities

'LUNGS OF THE SEA.' Seagrass beds are one of the overlooked marine ecosystems, now globally threatened due to human impact. All photos by ZSL/Seagrass Project Philippines

Securing our food now and into the future

Apr 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It s about time to protect the oceans

WEALTH OF THE SEA. An undated handout picture made available by Australia's James Cook University (JCU) on 31 January 2016 shows marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. File/James Cook University

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves fisherfolk in Iloilo s northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

REPLENISHING RESOURCES. Jackstone-type artificial reefs lie on the shores of Barangay Bancal in Carles town. These serve as breeding grounds once immersed under water. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment

GO SOLAR. Solar panels are placed outside the charging station in Barangay Bancal in Carles. The charging station's design can withstand extreme weather conditions. Photo by David Lozada

Zamboanga, Batangas sanctuaries hailed best PH marine reserves

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:26 AM

Over 200 marine reserves all over the country vied for the top spots They were judged based on sanctuary management ecological impacts and benefits to communities

REWARDS. The teeming fish in Batangas marine sanctuaries is the best prize for conservation efforts. Photo courtesy of MSN

Expedition Shark: Why we need to protect these predators

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:01 AM

A team of scientists from the Philippines Europe and America conduct a 10 day expedition in the Tubbataha Reef

IN PHOTOS: 12 'rare and new' species in Verde Island Passage

Jun 12, 2015 - 9:41 AM

Meet spectacular sea slugs sea urchins and starfish that further affirm the Philippines reputation as a hotspot for marine biodiversity

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Is coral transplantation the way to save PH corals?

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:43 PM

A Senate hearing is called after the completion of the biggest coral transplantation project in the country

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

10 things you didn't know about Tañon Strait

Feb 10, 2015 - 3:19 PM

If you ve gone dolphin watching in the Philippines it was probably in Tañon Strait the biggest marine protected area in the country

MARINE WONDERS. Hammerhead sharks can be found in Tañon Strait in the Visayas. Photo by Oceana/Rob Stewart

Plans for Antarctic marine reserves fail again

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:24 PM

China and Russia block both the East Antarctic scheme and a US New Zealand bid for a protected zone in the Ross Sea during the annual Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources talks

FAIL. Marine reserves proposed for Antarctica failed to win approval at international talks in Australia Image courtesy of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Nations gather to discuss ocean protection

Oct 19, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Policymakers from some 100 nations meet in France next week to bolster efforts to have 10 of the world s marine and coastal areas under protection by 2020

PROTECTED AREA. Seabirds in a sandbar in Tubbataha Reef. Image by Ron Van Oers/ Unesco

Isla Verde: Garbage, pollution threaten world jewel

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Pollution continues to plague the most important marine sanctuary in the world

BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. In 2004, scientists declared the Verde Island Passage between Batangas and Mindoro the center of the coral triangle. Photo from Conservation.org

Chinese jailed for Tubbataha damage allowed bail

Aug 20, 2013 - 11:49 AM

A local court doubles their bail to P240 000 each

MAY POST BAIL. The 12 Chinese nationals have to pay P240,000 each to post bail. Photo from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Facebook page

That morning in Tubbataha

Aug 17, 2013 - 9:38 AM

Tubbataha Reef celebrated its 25th anniversary as a Marine Protected Area last August 11

FLOURISHING. Despite destruction from ships that ran aground it and illegal fishing, Tubbataha Reef is doing well. Photos by JML Tan

Why we must protect our seas

Jun 08, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction