marine park - updates

Rappler's latest stories on marine park


Approval for plan to dump dredge spoil in Barrier Reef

Jan 31, 2014 - 2:06 PM

The decision follows the government giving the green light to a major coal port expansion for India s Adani Group on the reef coast in December

GREAT BARRIER REEF. An undated handout photo received from Australian Institute of Marine Science on October 2, 2012 shows bleaching on a coral reef at Halfway Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.Photo by RAY BERKELMANS/AFP/AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE

Australia probes Great Barrier Reef board over 'mining links'

Oct 30, 2013 - 3:12 PM

According to the ABC two of the five board members of the agency overseeing the reef have close links to the resources sector

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

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

U.S. to compensate PH for Tubbataha crash

Feb 03, 2013 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The amount of the compensation will be determined only after the vessel is pulled out and damage assessment of the reef is finalized

US WILL PAY. The US Embassy in Manila says Washington will pay for the damage caused by a US Navy ship to Tubbataha Reef. Graphic by Dominic Gabriel Go

US Navy needs PH approval of Tubbataha salvage plan

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:49 PM

The Philippines Coast Guard says it must approve the US Navy s salvage plan before the USS Guardian is lifted from a reef in Tubbataha

WAITING TO BE LIFTED. The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) sits aground Tuesday, January 22, 2013 on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, Philippines, where it ran aground on January 17th. Operations to recover the ship while minimizing environmental effects are being conducted in close cooperation with allied Philippines Coast Guard and Navy. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY

US Navy paid Hawaii P610-M for coral damage

Jan 28, 2013 - 11:05 AM

The US Navy paid the State of Hawaii P610 M for about half the damage estimated in the case of the Tubbataha Reef accident according to the World Wildlife Fund