Marine Wildlife Watch


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

Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines News

  • Drink Like A Fish A Fund-Raising Event For Shark Conservation Awareness

    Drink Like A Fish A Fund-Raising Event For Shark Conservation Awareness

    RAROCO Insurance Brokers, Inc. successfully concluded their "Drink Like a Fish" event at J Studio, Makati City last November with a whopping P70,000 funded for their partner organization, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP). Attendees went home happy and with a deeper appreciation towards our marine life.

  • Bigger Steps Committed To Protect Coastal And Marine Resources

    Bigger Steps Committed To Protect Coastal And Marine Resources

    Various stakeholders strengthened their commitments to better manage the coastal and marine environment and resources as the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018 ended on a high note in Iloilo City on November 30.

    Carrying the theme, "25 Years of Partnerships for Healthy Oceans, People and Economies: Moving as One with the Global Ocean Agenda," the EAS Congress 2018 was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 11 countries in the East Asian region.

    The event was capped by the signing by environmental ministers of participating countries of the Iloilo Ministerial Declaration, titled "East Asi ...

  • Dugong Released Back To Sea In Brookes Point

    Dugong Released Back To Sea In Brookes Point

    Fishermen in Brooke's Point town released back into the waters of a marine protected area (MPA) in Barangay Maasin a live female "dugong" (sea cow) which got accidentally caught in their fishing net on November 5.

    Richen Mission Bajar, administrative aide of the Office of Municipal Agriculturist of Brooke's Point, said Wednesday on her social media account post that the mammal which weighed around 200 kilos was also released on the same day it was accidentally caught.

    She said it was caught by chance by the fishermen using a beach seine (sinoro) gear.

    "The lucky female sea cow was sec ...

  • Sharks: Going, Going, Gone?

    Sharks: Going, Going, Gone?

    Described as a "highly feared apex predator of the sea," sharks have been on this planet for some 400 million years. They possess replaceable razor-sharp teeth that grow in tens of thousands over a lifetime. Purely designed for killing and eating.

    Sharks help maintain the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. "They are top predators," says Dr. Arnel "AA" Yaptinchay, founder and director of Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines.

    "Sharks maintain healthy ecosystems by keeping fish populations in check. They remove weak individuals, keeping fish stocks robust," he adds.

    Extinction lo ...

  • 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 ...