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Earlier this year, the group had also documented a tiny crab trapped inside a disposable cup in the Verde Island Passage, a 1.14-million hectare strait within the Mindoro-Calavite-Tablas triangle dubbed the 'center of the center of marine shore fish biodiversity.'
Verde Island Passage, a 10-mile-wide strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, is so rich in marine life it is internationally acknowledged as the "Center of the Center of Marine Biodiversity." The Passage provides food, livelihood, and other benefits to over two million people.
We have Verde Island Passage, the network is at the provincial level; Davao Gulf and in Surigao, which are building networks of cities and municipalities with existing MPAS,' Norievill Espana, conservation officer of SmartSeas Project, a foreign-assisted project being implemented by the DENR through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB).
Silonay as one of the most vulnerable places to climate change in Verde Island Passage. From only 26 members in 2012, the Sama-samang Nagkakaisang Pamayanan ng Silonay has now grown to almost 80 members.
Verde Island Passage, a 10-mile wide strait between Batangas in southern Luzon and the island of Mindoro in Central Philippines, holds this distinction.
Cimatu is hoping that no such similar incident occurred in nearby Verde Island Passage and the Apo Reefs, which are known sanctuaries of marine biological diversity.
"On the other hand it's also very difficult because they see the Verde Island Passage as a source of livelihood, so you have to do a little bit of a balancing act of how much development do you put in to get their livelihood versus protecting it for the future.
This year, as my sister was awaiting her genetic test results, we took stock of her options in the vacation home of a friend of a friend on a pristine beach along the Verde Island Passage. I imagined the Spanish adventurer Martin de Goiti, who in 1570 sailed to Lake Taal, just east of us, and Manila Bay, to the north, looking at this place and thinking:"I want it." In 1902, the Americans razed this land, using scorched-earth tactics against Filipino revolutionaries.
The appearance of the crown-of-thorns starfish in the Verde Island Passage could cause great damage to the area's biodiversity, Jacob Meimban, head of the wildlife bureau's coastal marine management office, said.
Angelique Manto, Cam Lagmay, Ella Pangilinan, Janina Vela, Kara Gozali, Patrice Averilla, Princess Ybanez, and Z Saldua gathered at the exclusive event to learn more about the Verde Island Passage, deemed the 'center of marine biodiversity' in the world, and help spread awareness of its conservation.
MANILA, Philippines Lying at the heart of the coral triangle and the skirts of the Verde Island Passage, Puerto Galera's waters are rich with marine life, treasures that divers discovered during the recent Objectif Atlantide Underwater Investigation.
Aquino also underscored the need to protect the area, known in the global scientific community as Verde Island Passage, since it is considered as the center of marine shore fish biodiversity in the world, with 60 percent of the world's shore fish species live in these waters between Batangas and Mindoro.