LOOK: The Philippines’ Largest Marine Protected Area Is Finally Declared!

Here’s a reason to celebrate: 1,013,340 hectares of coastal and offshore waters in Cagayancillo and another 80,000 hectares in Aborlan, both provinces in Palawan, were declared as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the largest one in the country to date.

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Photo from: tropicalislands64.com

A joint initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Fondation Segré not only to protect marine biodiversity but also to replenish stocks for fishermen by assigning “proper zoning allocated areas for fishing”. These Marine Protected Areas preserve the existing marine ecosystems and attract tourism revenue.

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Photo from: discover-palawan.com

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