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Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines is a non-profit, non-stock conservation organization that aims to foster a better appreciation of the marine environment, its ecological processes and how it affects us all through information dissemination, education, campaigns, training, research, and other related activities. The organization focuses on long-lived marine animals such as dolphins, whales, ...

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  • Largest Dive Expo In PH Opens In Manila

    The Diving Resort and Travel (DRT) Show 2018, dubbed as the largest dive exposition in the Philippines, opened at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall on Friday.

    The DRT Show is held in seven cities every year and is considered as the "most important event" in the Philippine diving industry, which is making its mark as an ideal dive destination in Asia.

    "This is in line with the Department of Tourism's (DOT) vision to develop and promote the Philippines as a premier diving and business hub in Asia," DOT Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. said during his keynote speech.

    In an interview, he to ...

  • Science Needed To Save Worlds Coral Reefs

    Science Needed To Save Worlds Coral Reefs

    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and environmental advocates have found a common ground in calling for science-based solutions to the problem besetting the world's coral reefs.

    Cimatu has earlier called on international governments to invest more in scientific research for the conservation and protection of coral reefs.

    He said science is crucial in shaping plans, policies and programs.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) chief said support to scientists and investment is imperative to generate more relevant researches that will determine the extent of the da ...

  • Philippines Sees Value In Conserving Sharks And Rays

    Philippines Sees Value In Conserving Sharks And Rays

    Located at the tip of the Coral Triangle in the western Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is home to more than 200 species of sharks and rays, and declines in their numbers could have negative impacts on marine ecosystems.

    It could also affect the economy: Shark and ray dive tourism helps boost local communities throughout the country, with visitors coming from around the world to see whale sharks in Donsol, whitetip reef sharks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, and thresher sharks in Malapascua.

    The Philippines government knows the value in protecting sharks a ...

  • National Museum Recovers The Great White Shark From Aurora

    National Museum Recovers The Great White Shark From Aurora

    The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) likes to hang around the coast in oceans in many parts of the world, but not in the Philippines. So when this species of large mackerel shark was found on the beach of Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora on January 24, tourists and locals were surprised and it immediately attracted national attention. It wasn't the first time that this marine animal has been spotted in our waters, said non-government organization Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, but it is the first time that local authorities can preserve parts of the specimen. For this re ...

  • Wounded Whale Rescued In Honda Bay

    Wounded Whale Rescued In Honda Bay

    Environment and maritime authorities on Thursday afternoon released yet another whale that beached off Honda Bay, Barangay Sta. Lourdes.

    Jovic Fabello, the spokesman for the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), suspected the whale, which got stranded on the bays shallow waters around 6 a.m., was the same one that was rescued in Barangay Langogan on Wednesday.

    "Due to its proximity to Langogan, theres a big chance its the same whale that was released yesterday its length is estimated to be around 12-feet long and its left flipper is wounded," he told Palawan News.

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  • Search For Rarest Species Of Whales Dolphins Begins In PHs Bais

    Search For Rarest Species Of Whales Dolphins Begins In PHs Bais

    Like a sports team before a big game, we clasp our hands and bow our heads in prayer except were in the middle of the sea and were surrounded by sweaty boatmen.

    Captain Ricardo Reynaldo finishes his prayer and gestures to the water, strangely calm this morning.

    "The Tanon Strait is famous for its dolphins and whales. Each has its own personality: bottlenose dolphins stay near the shallows, while acrobatic spinner dolphins ply open waters. Larger Rissos dolphins like to float upside down, tails sticking out of the water but the rarest creature of all is the pygmy sperm whale. It is very ...