ocean conservation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ocean conservation

ARTICLE FINDER

Eco group slams Mimaropa Festival's balloon releasing activity

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'Releasing balloons into the air is no laughing matter, especially for marine animals who bear the brunt of this wasteful practice,' says zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre

IN PHOTOS: The state of Manila Bay

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:39 PM

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate our shared oceans and their importance in everyday life. How much love and care have we given Manila Bay?

Residents from the poor communities of Metro Manila beat the summer heat by taking a dip along the a reclaimed shoreline in Baseco, Tondo

5 ways China, ASEAN countries can stop plastic pollution – study

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:30 PM

China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are responsible for more than half of all plastic waste in the ocean

PLASTIC TIDE. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay. Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo

Why PH is world’s 3rd biggest dumper of plastics in the ocean

Oct 06, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Irresponsible garbage hauling companies and the presence of open dump sites near rivers are two reasons why the Philippines is among the world's top ocean polluters, according to a new study

PLASTIC POLLUTION. A volunteer says 'no' to plastic pollution during a clean-up drive in Manila Bay. Photo by AC Dimatatac/Rappler

PH oceans in crisis: The sad state of small fisherfolk

May 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

On Friday May 30 a day before National Fisherfolk s Day fisheries reform advocates will march to Malacañang to submit to President Aquino a proposal on how to save Philippine marine resources

PLIGHT OF THE SMALL FISHERFOLK. Municipal fishermen are catching a 4th of what they had been catching from Philippine seas in the 1970s

Want to feed the world? Save oceans first

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Sustainable fishing can help feed the more than 9 billion people expected to populate the Earth in 2050

DEPLETED RESOURCES. Overfishing is endangering the abundance of oceans and ultimately food security for humans. Photo courtesy of Oceana