Scientists say TRNP
is home to 360 unique coral types, equivalent to half of world's coral species, as well as endangered species; it shelters 600 species of fish, 13 whale and dolphin species, 12 species of sharks, green sea turtles, manta rays, and is a nesting ground for hawksbill and over 100 other bird species.
Udall's bill, which would allow North Dakota hunters to help reduce the TRNP
AHPs are known for their unique biodiversity, ecosystems and outstanding values, says Angelique Songco, Protected Area superintendent of TRNP
for the last 15 years.
Bleaching was also observed in dive sites Black Rock and Delsan Wreck in the South Atoll, and the Jessie Beazley Reef in the northernmost part of TRNP.
Based on TMO's scientific researches conducted in March and April, before the bleaching occurred, TRNP is on an "outstanding condition.
The partnership moved forward with Shell offering P3 million for information, education, communication, and capacity-building activities through the project "Sustaining Conservation Gains in the TRNP
37 million to the TRNP
Trust Fund as a gesture towards full reparations.