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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, ...

dugong, sharks, rays and marine turtles: iconic species of the marine environment

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  • Part Of Our World a Marine Conservation Campaign

    The rainy season has arrived, and we’re now left reminiscing and dreaming of all the fun we had under the sun. A quick scroll through Instagram, it being an ocean of aesthetic vacation photos during summer gives us a taste of those better days, but these photos actually had something more to say.

    This May, some of the biggest social media influencers, including the group of friends Laureen Uy, Lissa Kahayon, Nicole Andersson, and Kryz Uy, decided to take a stand and use their social media powers for good. These ladies are avid beachgoers that you could say it is part of their lifestyle, b ...

  • Reconnect A Creative Weekend In Paradise For Our Seas

    Summer time means more time for adventures, and work holidays may mean more time for a vacation with family or friends. Last Labor Day weekend, creative artists, photographers, and travel enthusiasts gathered for a weekend of fun under the sun, the sea, and the stars, as they participated in RECONNECT: A Creatives' Open Dive in Nagsasa Cove, San Antonio, Zambales.

    RECONNECT was organized by the UP Marine Biological Society (UP MBS), an environmental cause-oriented organization based in the University of the Philippines Diliman, to help raise awareness for the marine environment here in the ...

  • Killer Whale Sighted In Puerto Galera

    The sighting of a killer whale in Puerto Galera, a town in Oriental Mindoro and a popular tourist destination in Luzon, has caught the attention of marine wildlife-conservation advocates.

    The fascinating marine mammal, about 7 meters long, was photographed and posted on Facebook (FB) through the account of Kai Tagaki, who first thought it was a dolphin jumping up and down.

    Posted on April 18, at 12:38 p.m., the FB post was shared 383 times as of this writing and drew various reactions.

    One FB comment expressed fear that it might attack humans. Another comment said the sighting is a go ...

  • Road Map Gives Sharks Rays Conservation A Boost

    People who crave for exotic food find sharks and rays as special treats. The meat of these rare fish species are discreetly sold in the market, unlike the ordinary fish caught in the ocean.

    Sharks and rays are feared because of their sheer size and appearance. This, however, does not stop fishers from targeting these species because of the demand for meat and, lately, body parts, which are believed to have high medicinal properties.

    Cooked in vinegar, locally called paksiw, the demand is especially high for baby sharks. Rays are especially cooked with coconut milk, or gata, and turned in ...

  • Road Map Gives Sharks Rays Conservation A Boost

    People who crave for exotic food find sharks and rays as special treats. The meat of these rare fish species are discreetly sold in the market, unlike the ordinary fish caught in the ocean.

    Sharks and rays are feared because of their sheer size and appearance. This, however, does not stop fishers from targeting these species because of the demand for meat and, lately, body parts, which are believed to have high medicinal properties.

    Cooked in vinegar, locally called paksiw, the demand is especially high for baby sharks. Rays are especially cooked with coconut milk, or gata, and turned in ...

  • Marine Wildlife Watch Of The Philippines Formally Joins The DENR As Conservation Partner

    Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines becomes the latest conservation partner of DENR in the protection of Philippine endangered marine life. Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines or MWWP is a non-profit, non-stock 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, dugong, sharks, rays and marine turtles: iconic species of ...