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Rappler's latest stories on marine conservation


Philippine NGO launches simulator of coronavirus infections

Mar 28, 2020 - 4:54 PM

Marine Conservation Philippines' free simulator visualizes the effect of 'business as usual,’ a partial lockdown, and total lockdown on the rate of coronavirus infections

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

[ANALYSIS] Marine protected areas are failing: How new tech can help

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:59 PM

How can we design Marine Protected Areas that both effectively conserve endangered ecosystems and respect the rights of established fishing communities?

SEA COW. Considered as the world's only herbivorous marine mammal, the dugong can grow up to 3 meters, weigh up to 500 kilograms and live for 70 years. Photo courtesy of C3 Philippines, Inc.

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

Masbate town hopes reef balls will revive endangered corals

Aug 31, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Some 300 reef balls out of a targeted 1,000 are scattered to hasten the coral regeneration in Masbate's Colorada Marine Protected Area

Port Barrera, Tigbao village, Masbate. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

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.

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

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

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Jun 25, 2015 - 6:24 PM

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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

Shark tales on Shark Week

Aug 09, 2014 - 12:07 PM

After nearly 40 years we now know that sharks are not the mindless man eating predator we once believed them to be It is actually the other way around

Australia's Barrier Reef set for heritage downgrade - UNESCO

May 05, 2013 - 8:02 PM

UNESCO said little had been done to address concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality raised a year ago

Aerial view of a portion of the Great Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Campaign launched to save Great Barrier Reef from industry

Apr 28, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Conservationists accused Australia of failing to protect the Great Barrier Reef from massive industrial development