marine biodiversity - updates

Rappler's latest stories on marine biodiversity


5 governors commit to protect Visayan Sea

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity

CONTINUING EFFORT. Officials of the provinces covered by the Visayan Sea during the 10th Visayan Sea Summit in Oton, Iloilo on Friday, September 28. Photo courtesy of Maria Elena San Jose

Marine scientist calls for stronger action to protect Philippine seas

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Marine scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly says that their report has shown that the catch of fisheries across the globe is not only much higher than what is being reported by FAO – it has also been declining in the past two decades.

WATCH: How sharks are killed at Pasay market

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Of the country s approximately 200 shark and ray species only two are protected by Philippine laws

CRUEL KILLING. Video shows the cruel killing of a grey carpetshark at a live market in Pasay, Manila

Meet creatures from the PH's top marine hotspot in this local exhibit

Jul 26, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The Mind Museum s exhibit ‘A Glass of The Sea includes select footage from the CAS Verde Island Passage expedition

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

Halgerda species

Every Filipino has a role: Taking care of our oceans and seas

May 11, 2015 - 3:24 PM

May is Month of the Ocean It is a reminder that we a people heavily reliant on the bounty of healthy seas for sustenance and income should do our part in protecting them

A destroyed part of the reef at the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Apo Island was destroyed by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012. An increase in the severity of extreme weather events is one of the predicted effects of climate change. Photo by Steve De Neef/Greenpeace

UN moves toward major treaty for ocean biodiversity

Jan 25, 2015 - 8:15 AM

International treaties already regulate activities such as fishing or protection of certain areas but no text covers all dangers threatening marine life

Australia confident of Antarctic marine reserve in 2015

Nov 01, 2014 - 2:40 PM

Despite failing to reach consensus during the international talks on protecting biodiversity in East Antarctica Australia remains confident its plans would succeed next year

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

Human resource needs threatens deep-water ecosystems

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The doubling of the world s population over the past five decades is putting great strain on the deep sea ecosystems

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

Breaking Glass: Anna Oposa on saving the Philippine seas

Aug 20, 2012 - 4:08 AM

Breaking Glass features Chief Mermaid Anna Oposa founder of the group Save Philippine Seas She says caring for the environment starts with simple shift in mindset