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  • Stakeholders Draft Management Plan For T

    For the first time since it was declared as a protected seascape in 1998, stakeholders meet to come up with a management plan that covers 42 towns and cities in three provinces covered by the Tanon strait in Central Visayas.

    Tanon Strait, the biggest marine protected area in the country is plagued by illegal fishing, overfishing, marine pollution and rising population in the affected areas.

    Lemuel Aragones, a scientist and professor of the Institute of Environment Science and Metereology College of Science of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, said he noticed a decline in marine ...

  • SC Declares Oil Exploration In Tanon St

    Eight years worth of proceedings and the Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of the dolphins.

    The High Tribunal declared the oil exploration by Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) Philippines Ltd in Tañon Strait unconstitutional, which vindicated eco-lawyers who contended that the activity harmed the strait’s marine species.

    The case was filed against the late energy secretary Angelo Reyes, former environment secretary Lito Atienza, former agriculture secretary Arthur Yap, Regional Director Leonardo Siballuca of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Japex.

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  • Champions Of The Oceans

    On May 27, we celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Presidential Proclamation of Tañon Strait as a protected seascape. Tañon Strait is a unique global natural heritage which every Filipino should feel privileged to be part of. It is the home of a wide array of fishes, half of the entire species of whales and dolphins found in our archipelago and rich mangroves, corals and sea grass beds, not to forget that it is the primary source of livelihood for our coastal residents, now facing the ravages of climate change and heavily polluted waters.

    Tañon Strait attracts local and foreign tourist ...

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