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  • 1Frame4Nature A Vessel Of Life In The Philippine Seas

    1Frame4Nature A Vessel Of Life In The Philippine Seas

    What YOU Can Do:

    Reduce your carbon footprint: Ride your bike or walk to work, and use public transportation or share a ride whenever possible. Committing to it, even just once a week, is a consistent contribution that reduces fossil fuel use.

    ??"1Frame4Nature is a collection of images and stories from around the globe of your personal connection to nature. However small, when combined with the actions of others, your individual actions can impact real and tangible outcomes for the preservation of our planet. Submit your story now!

    iLCP Fellow Michael Ready's 1Frame4Nature: A Vessel ...

  • Lapu Lapu City Reef Monitoring Team Formed

    Lapu Lapu City Reef Monitoring Team Formed

    The City of Lapu-lapu encourages public and private partnership in the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) to contribute to coral reef conservation and sustainable fisheries management. Currently, there are eight existing MPAs in the City namely: Talima, Baring, Shangri-la, Dakit-dakit, Tingo, Caohagan, San Vicente and Minantaw Marine Park while two more MPAs are proposed.

    As a first class, highly-urbanized city in the province of Cebu, Lapu-lapu City's experiences with rapid urbanization continues to grow at a steadfast pace, making it a booming metropolis. This growth also make ...

  • Gaining Support For The Danajon Bank Project

    Gaining Support For The Danajon Bank Project

    On the occasion of the 12th Cityhood Anniversary of Maasin City, Southern Leyte on August 10, 2012, Mayor Maloney Samaco and Congressman Roger "Oging" Mercado formally opened the week-long celebration through a ribbon cutting ceremony. This year's celebration Maasinhong Ajonay sa Asenso Magpatunhay encapsulates the qualities of the people of Maasin working towards progress and development through cooperation.

    In line with the Charter Day celebration, various booths showcasing the agricultural produce of the City added color to the festivities. Thus, the Danajon Bank Project in partnership w ...

  • Pandanon Island A Piece Of Paradise

    Pandanon Island A Piece Of Paradise

    Philippines is a name truncated from "Philippine islands" which is derived from King Philip II of Spain in the 16th century. Philippines is an archipelago consisting of 7,107 islands. Due to this topographical nature of the country, countless sea ??"related leisure and adventure activities were common. Sea sports are really fad, ranging from snorkeling, wake boarding, surf boarding, parasailing, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boat racing, fin swimming, free-diving, cave and deep diving. Other underwater recreational activities are also common like underwater photography and videography. With that ...

  • Philippines US Manufacturer Aims To Improve 1 Million Lives By Recycling Fishing Nets

    Philippines US Manufacturer Aims To Improve 1 Million Lives By Recycling Fishing Nets

    Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear ??" including nets ??" makes up about 10 percent of marine waste globally, but an Atlanta-based manufacturer is embarking on a large-scale cleanup effort while helping impoverished fishermen earn extra income to improve the lives of 1 million people by 2020.

    Through the Net-Works programme, U.S.-based Interface Inc, one of the world's largest carpet tile manufacturers, has enabled community members of some of the Philippines' most under-served fishing villages to gather and sell discarded nets, with the aim of restoring the environment and ...

  • Pandao Island The Secluded And Unexplored Innate Gem Of Getafe Bohol

    Pandao Island The Secluded And Unexplored Innate Gem Of Getafe Bohol

    Venturing forth into the unknown cloistered white island existed in Bohol, called Pandao Island together with my travel buddies. I never got wind about this Island before not until a good friend of mine unexpectedly suggested to visit Pandao Island.

    Pandao Island is located in Getafe, Bohol. It has an estimated 20 min boat ride from the mainland of Baud, Getafe, Bohol. An island that speaks so much about innate beauty. This has been the only white Island I have visited that left me in deep reverence for nature.

    My weekend was bidden by my office mates Lilia Meraveles and her sister Jovie ...