NEW! Follow the expedition of H.S.H.Prince Albert II of Monaco at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in the heart of the Sulu Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 970 km?, the park is home to 72% of the world's coral species! The largest marine protected area in the Philippines, it is also one of the very few reserves for seabirds, sea turtles and sharks in the region.
Gloves, part of a scuba-diver's gear, protect the fingers from poisonous stings when the hands hang on to a rock or coral. At the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Sulu, southern Philippines, however, gloves are strictly prohibited.
That's because the corals and critters in this marine and bird sanctuary, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage Site (so declared in 1993, the only purely marine World Heritage Site in Southeast Asia), are protected at all cost??"they don't want you to hang on to anything.
Thus, most boats require significant ...
In celebration of World Oceans Day, captivating underwater photos of multi-awarded photographers Anna Varona and Danny Ocampo presents 'Rule of Two-Thirds Underwater Photo Exhibit' for marine conservation opens at Solaire.
The exhibit is to highlight the beauty of the Philippine oceans and the urgent need to protect them and also to help the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines in their continuous efforts to conserve Philippine oceans and the communities that greatly depend on them.
WWF-Philippines' work in protecting the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park inspired the declaration of a ...
The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea.
One of the more gratifying experiences for a conservationist is seeing the approaches you've developed coming into fruition in the real world, and having a positive effect. Having devoted a lot of energy to our recently released Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, it was with great anticipation that I recently joined a WWF-Philippines expedition to explore the potential for community-led shark tourism in the municipality of Cagayancillo in the Philippines' Palawan Province.
Along with our research partners LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrate Research Institute Philippin ...
Only Three Per Cent Of Coral Reefs In The Philippines Designated As No Take Zones Inside Marine Protected Areas MPA
In what is regarded as the center of coral diversity in the world, the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines is emerging as a model for conservation in the face of grave threats to the region's coral reefs.
The Philippines is one of the six countries in a region dubbed the Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's coral reefs and more than 3,000 species of fish ??" twice the number found anywhere else in the world.
A new report from the World Resources Institute released at a weeklong symposium here said more than 85 percent of reefs in the Coral Triangle ??"the global ...