The Philippines’ innovative ocean protection policies, the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park Act 2010, was proclaimed as one of the three winners of the 2012 Future Policy Awards which was announced Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The Micronesian Republic of Palau was proclaimed as the winner while the Philippines and Namibia bagged the silver awards for their marine policies.
Sam's Tours, Royal Belau Yacht Club and Planet Blue have joined together with the Pathfinders Youth Organisation to remove rubbish from the mooring harbour around Sam's Tours and the Royal Belau Yacht Club. A combination of snokellers, kayaks, divers and boats will be joining efforts to collect as much rubbish from the area as possible, which is the first in a series of clean ups we have planned in Palau this year.
All participants to meet at Sam's Tours by 10am, and working through to 2pm.
PARIS — Sharks can be worth far more when they are swimming around the reef than when they are in a bowl of soup — as much as nearly $2 million each, in fact, according to the results of a study released Monday.