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Celebrating the ocean

To cap off the Month of the Ocean, celebrated in the Philippines every May, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) and the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in partnership with Bonifacio High Street and the PaNaGAt Network along with a number of NGOs, partnered to launch the first ever Ocean Festival. Held last 28th of May in Bonifacio High Street,Taguig City, it featured conservation and sustainability talks, exhibits, arts and live music. The activity aimed to raise awareness on issues confronting our ocean today, foster a healthier and more mindful appreciation of the ocean and highlight the connectivity of people and the ocean. Read more...

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Chown, S.L., C.M. Brooks, A. Terauds, C.L. Bohec, C. van Klaveren-Impagliazzo, J.D. Whittington, S.H.M. Butchart, B.W.T. Coetzee, B. Collen, P. Convey, K.J. Gaston, n. Gilbert, M. Gill, R. Hoft, S. Johnston, M.C. Kennicutt II., H.J. Kriesell, Y. Le Maho, H.J. Lynch, M. Palomares, R. Puig-Marco, P. Stoett and M.A. McGeoch. 2017. Antarctica and the strategic plan for biodiverisity. PLOS Biology.

Vallejo Jr, B., J. Conejar-Espedido, L. Manubag, K.C.C. Artiaga, I.I. Damatac, M. Amor, I.C.V.J. Imperial, T.A.B. Itong, I.K. Fontanilla, and E.P. Cao. 2017. First record of the Charru mussel Mytella charruana d'Orbignyi, 1846 (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines. BioInvasions Record.

Mustika, P.L.K., R. Welters, G.E. Ryan, C. D'Lima, P. Sorongon-Yap, S. Jutapruet, and C. Peter. 2016. A rapid assessment of wildlife tourism risk posed to cetaceans in Asia. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

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