The health of our seas hangs in the balance not just because of overfishing, unsustainable fishing practices, and the intensifying impacts of climate change. Marine pollution also poses substantial harm to our seas. An estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste – roughly 17.6 billion pounds – are dumped into our seas every year.
Today – more than two years after Haiyan – Erma’s husband and Bibot are back in the water with their own fibreglass boats. Fishers from their villages also rely on these humble yet powerful 15-foot bancas they themselves built.Read more "Keeping Hope Afloat Two Years After Haiyan"
Cagayancillo is a sixth-class municipality whose people live below the poverty threshold for rural communities. The environment is its lifeline; take away its richness and you cripple its people’s ability to sustain themselves, leapfrog into development, and secure a better future for their children.
Our choice of national and local leaders will help create opportunities and influence policies that affect how we live. We all have our own long list of big dreams for our country, but instead of merely ranting about civic and national issues, we have the power to elect leaders and policymakers that could provide viable and long-term solutions.
I remember seeing the tall waves crashing violently against the limestone cliffs that defined the island’s shoreline. I remember how humbled I felt while standing in the great wide open, on the island’s northwestern tip — imagining the humpback whales swimming hundreds of meters away, beneath the Babuyan Channel’s glorious sapphire waters.
This is the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Marine Park, the Philippines’ hotbed of marine life, where the underwater world is at its busiest, wildest and most dynamic. Regarded as the Crown Jewel of the Coral Triangle – the planet’s center for marine biodiversity – Tubbataha is a priority conservation site of WWF-Philippines.
Il a plu dur quand je me suis réveillé hier, la premier jour de 2015. Je souhaite que la pluie apporte beaucoup de grâce. Advertisements