Name: Salvacion Ruiz Country: Phillippines Location: Yamot, Candelaria, Zambales, Luzon Sally is from Yamot, Candelaria in Zambales on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines. As a deputized member of the Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens), she
The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) began the Elimoang (Pohnpei Mangrove Crab) campaign in June of last year; one of approximately 40 RARE campaigns that were being implemented worldwide in 2005-2006. The campaigns are designed to raise awareness and increase local engagement in the conservation of biologically diverse species and areas.
The surface of the water lay like a sheet of silver velvet smoothed out toward the horizon. Numerous small islands dot the vista, whispy palm fronds adding bits of greenery to the blue-gray panorama. The sheer size of the water area is impressive – Hinatuan Bay is like a small sea in itself, stretching some 360 square kilometers (roughly 140 square miles).
Gemma Gades is a mother and active leader of a local fisherfolk group protecting Hinatuan Bay. Located in the province of Surigao del Sur on the eastern side of Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines, Hinatuan Bay is made up of small island ecosystems abundant with marine life.
Nahtik is a sandy islet about one kilometer in size adjacent to the barrier reef. The only shade on the island is provided by three slim mangrove trees, which are surrounded by coral rubble, seashells
To welcome 2004, I thought it would be nice to go for a dive. Little did I know that my New Year dive would go off with a bang! The last time I dove in