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Palawan tightens watch against sea sponge trade

By Philippines News Agency Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – Environment authorities in Palawan are tightly monitoring the illegal collection and trading of multicellular parazoanorganisms, more…

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Claveria: Coastal paradise of the north

By Philippines News Agency Tuguegarao City– Clear blue waters, long walks along impeccable beaches, lush forests, bountiful and varied seafood. These always evoke images of…

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UN, World Bank introduce ‘Invest4Climate’

By (Xinhua) New York – The United Nations (UN) and the World Bank Group plan to accelerate the flow of finance for climate action through…

In this July 4, 2008 photo released by Toppx2 World Wildlife Foundation-Philippines, fusilier and damselfish hover above fields of staghorn corals in the Tubbataha Reefs, 150 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan province in southwestern Philippines. On April 6, 2010, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Act was signed into law that would enable the park's capability to protect its marine resources and help improve catch rates in the Sulu Sea. The Tubbataha Reefs, which plays host to 510 kinds of fish and 396 types of soft and hard corals, is the first and only purely marine UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southeast Asian seas, according to WWF-Philippines statement. (AP Photo/Toppx2 WWF-Philippines) ** NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

IMO sets ‘off-limits area’ in Tubbataha

By (PNA) Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – All types of ships with 150 gross tonnage and higher are warned to sail outside the 4,470-square kilometer…