Protected Areas Show Ravaged Reefs Can Recover
Author: DJ Yap
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 3, 2012
"Most coral reefs located in Philippine waters are under dire threat, save for three marine habitats that serve as havens for fish, whales and dolphins and replenish the country’s lost sea riches.
Tubbataha Reef in Palawan, Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro and Sarangani Bay in Mindanao are examples of how effective management of marine protected areas (MPAs) can dramatically improve ravaged reef conditions, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has said.
According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the most potent way of managing coral reefs is to let them be."
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