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An independent movement organized by individuals from different fields of expertise, united by the passion to stop the abuse & destruction of our precious marine resources thru legal discourse & social media. The state of our marine biodiversity is in grave danger -- the victim of years of wanton destruction and pollution. Join us in saving the Philippine Seas!

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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 ...

  • Groups Call For The Conservation Of Over 200 Shark Species In The Philippines

    Groups Call For The Conservation Of Over 200 Shark Species In The Philippines

    After the victorious inclusion and uplisting of several shark species in the Appendices of the 12th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species last 23-28 October 2017 in Manila, shark conservation continues to gain momentum in the Philippines.

    On November 13-14, 2017, Save Sharks Network Philippines (SSNP) launched Pating, Saan ka Pararating?, the 2020 Conservation Roadmap for Sharks and Rays in the Philippines (2020 Roadmap) in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Save Philippine Seas, and Greenpeace Southeast Asia leads the current campaign ...

  • PHL Seeks International Support For Protection Of 5 Wildlife Species

    The 12th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will kick off on Monday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila.

    Over 900 delegates from 124 countries are taking part in the event to come up with measures to protect and conserve endangered migratory wild animals.

    A total of 35 species, all threatened with extinction, have been proposed for listing under the Appendices of the CMS, five of which are proposals coming from the Philippines.

    With the Department of Environment and ...

  • From Sawang To The US Kennys Advocacy Shines

    From Sawang To The US Kennys Advocacy Shines

    Twenty-four-year-old Kenny Glenn Silud has always been interested in marine conservation, starting with small projects in their coastal community in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City when he was still a Sangguniang Kabataan chairman there.

    He started with My Little Seahouse, a mini library that he set up in their barangay hall where kids aged six to 10 years old can learn about the ocean and marine animals.

    My Little Seahouse is among 19 marine conservation projects by young Filipinos that were funded by the United States Embassy. The projects were conceptualized during the Sea Camp, a s ...

  • UP Mountaineer Jeshua Sales, Hikers Should Be Culturally Sensitive

    UP Mountaineer Jeshua Sales, Hikers Should Be Culturally Sensitive

    In a recent speech, Jeshua Sales of the UP Mountaineers urged fellow hikers to be sensitive to the culture of the places theyre visiting. Its important to respect not just the environment, but also the locals, he said. In an interview with Pinoy Mountaineer, he cited various examples, such as Mt. Mantalingajan in Palawan where some indigenous communities had to relocate due to the presence of hikers. Hiking is a privilege, not a right. We should realize that we are just visitors, and respect the people for whom the mountain is home.

    How cam a hiker be culturally sensitive. Its all about lis ...

  • Student Leaders Draft Environmental Initiatives

    Student government officers from four tertiary institutions in Cebu drafted environmental resolutions during the first Poli-SEA Defenders Campaign at the Cebu City Social Hall on Wednesday.

    Sibonga Community College and the University of the Philippines (UP)-Cebu presented their draft resolutions for comprehensive solid waste management projects in their schools, while Mandaue City College opted for a widened campus awareness of their "Clean as you go" policy.

    Meanwhile, the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) drafted a resolution providing a two-peso discount on drinks if th ...