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Bantay Dagat members help protect Albay ecotourism destination

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

These guardians of the sea ensure no fishermen would encroach in a 135-hectare marine reserve and fish sanctuary

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia /Rappler

Cook Islands creates huge Pacific Ocean reserve

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Environmentalist Kevin Iro says the marine reserve known as Marae Moana would give the environment a chance to heal allowing the islanders to protect their legacy

5 facts about Antarctic sanctuaries

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Conservationists have been pushing for years to better protect pristine Antarctic waters – claimed by a host of countries – from exploitation

Plans have been on the table since 2012 to create two massive and remote marine sanctuaries in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica. File photo of Ross Sea from WikiCommons

Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

Oct 28, 2016 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The deal will see a massive US and New Zealand backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea

Obama establishes world's largest marine reserve

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Obama s announcement more than quadruples the size of the existing protected area known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument which is now about 4 times the size of California

LEGACY. President Barack Obama will travel to his native Hawaii August 31, 2016 to establish the world's largest marine reserve and burnish his environmental legacy. The outgoing president will announce a massive expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine. File photo from AFP

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

Chile creates Easter Island marine reserve at ocean summit

Oct 05, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The area is a source of food in the vast expanse of the ocean and a spawning ground for tuna shark marlin and swordfish and a food source for the Rapa Nui people of the island

MOAI. These are some of the huge statues (moais in Rapa Nui language) on the hillside of the Rano Raraku volcano in Easter Island. File photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

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

Diversity thrives in Sagay marine sanctuary

Apr 07, 2013 - 6:35 PM

For nature lovers the Sagay Marine Reserve in Negros Occidental has lots to offer

Australia declares world's largest marine reserves

Nov 16, 2012 - 10:12 AM

The announcement after years of planning and consultation will expand the protection of creatures such as the blue whale green turtle critically endangered populations of grey nurse sharks and dugongs

PNoy: PH fishing ban not due to China

May 16, 2012 - 12:55 PM

President Aquino cites reports of damaged coral beds as China begins a South China Sea fishing ban of two and a half months

THORNY SEAHORSE. This kind of seahorse is one of the creatures found in the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Blogie Robillo,

Focus: Marine riches of South China Sea

Apr 26, 2012 - 9:09 PM

Top environmental lawyer hits small thinking that focuses on oil in South China Sea the site of an ongoing standoff between the Philippines and China

TOP LAWYER. One of Asia's leading voices in environmental law, Antonio Oposa Jr, makes a proposal amid the Scarborough Shoal dispute. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

Declare Spratlys an International Marine Reserve

Apr 25, 2012 - 2:21 PM

Let us change the dimension of the debate Small thinking is to quarrel over a few pieces of rock in the middle of a big sea in the hope of finding oil to take out and use up for the present needs of a single country