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Malampaya conservation sites in Oriental Mindoro sweep STAR MPA Awards

November 17, 2021
Awards

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) partner conservation sites in Oriental Mindoro claimed nine (9) out of the Top 10 BEST-MANAGED Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and three (3) out of four (4) SUSTAINED MPAs awards at the recent province-wide STAR (Sustaining MPAs through Awards and Recognitions) AWARDS of Oriental Mindoro.

North Palawan partner MPA conservation sites reap multiple RACE Awards

October 5, 2021
Awards

Coron, Palawan—Five (5) partner conservation sites of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) in the Calamianes region of North Palawan reaped multiple recognitions at the 2021 Recognition Awards for Calamianes’ Enhanced Ecosystem (RACE) Awards run by USAID’s Fish Right project.

MFI-supported Oriental Mindoro community group receives tourism excellence award

September 26, 2021
Awards

Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) community organization conservation partner Kabisig ng Mangingisda ng Ilag (KAMI) based in Barangay Ilag of the municipality of San Teodoro in Oriental Mindoro was awarded a Local Tourism Stakeholder Excellence Award by the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro on September 24, 2021.

Pola marine sanctuary lands in the top 10 of PARA EL MAR national awards

September 11, 2021
Awards

Forty-nine (49)-hectare St. John the Baptist marine sanctuary located at barangay Puting Cacao of Pola municipality in Oriental Mindoro landed 5th in the top 10 of the Outstanding Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Philippines at the recent Para El Mar awards, which recognizes best-managed MPAs nationwide on a bi-annual basis.

Relief operations for Oriental Mindoro conducted

July 31, 2021
Social work

Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) conducted relief operations on July 29, 2021 in the municipalities of Naujan and Baco which were affected by typhoon Fabian which caused massive flooding in certain inland locations due to denuded areas of Mount Halcon.

More youths paint art for the environment

July 11, 2021
Social work

Oriental Mindoro—More art, this time on board canvas, were painted by youths of the province to express the importance, fragility and human impacts on the environment.

Native tree seedlings planted near Batangas’ Tingga Falls

July 10, 2021
Projects

Batangas City—To help revive the environment in the surrounding areas of Tingga Falls in Batangas City, indigenous and/or endemic tree species were planted yesterday in partnership with Trees for Life Foundation, Batangas City local government and the local community of barangay Tingga.

String-of-Pearls’ Milestone release of the first hatchery-bred giant clams conducted

July 2, 2021
Marine life

Taytay, Palawan—The very first hatchery-bred giant clams of the String-of-Pearls project were released into the wild yesterday at a strict protection zone at the outer Malampaya Sound national park in Taytay, Palawan.

Children express importance of marine ecology through wall art

May 17, 2021
Social work

Children of fisher families in the coastlines of Batangas and Oriental Mindoro took part in the various mural art contests demonstrating the value of coastal and marine ecosystems and its proper management and protection by its users.

COTs collection undertaken in North Palawan

May 15, 2021
Marine life

North Palawan—Collection of Crown-of-Thorns (COTs) starfish in El Nido and Linapacan sites were undertaken with communities and volunteers to help arrest the demise of reefs in the conservation sites.

"QUARANTINED" giant clams thriving

April 8, 2021
Marine life

Taytay, Palawan—In August 2018, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and Western Philippines University (WPU) with the technical support of University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) conducted the maiden spawning of Tridacna squamosa giant clam species at WPU’s hatchery and marine station in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Chairman of the Board's 2020 Report

March 9, 2021
Reports

You have heard and it has been said countless times that 2020 was certainly a “unique” year. For all the challenges the year presented to the world, it was not different for Malampaya Foundation.

MFI, WPU closes year 2020 with over 132 million Philippines’ true native Tridacna gigas spawned

December 20, 2020
Marine life

Despite Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and Western Philippines University (WPU) being unable to conduct in-situ spawning for the Philippines’ true native Tridacna gigas the whole year due to the Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions.

MFI rewards top environmental front-liners in 15x15 awards for its 15th year celebration

December 16, 2020
Social work
Awards

In celebration of its 15th year, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) awarded the Top 15 community conservation partner organizations.

WPU, MFI launch Adopt-A-Shell

December 16, 2020
Marine life
Projects

Western Philippines University (WPU) and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) recently launched Adopt-A-Shell, a fundraising scheme to help bring back endangered and threatened shell species to reefs in core zones of effectively-managed marine protected areas.

Bulalacao, Coron awarded BEST COMMUNITY-MANAGED MPA at Palawan PEARL Awards

December 11, 2020
Awards
Events

Puerto Princesa, Palawan - The 3,468-hectare Bulalacao marine protected area (MPA) in Coron that Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) helped establish in 2014 was awarded on December 10, 2020 Best Community-Managed MPA at the first Palawan MPAs Empowered through Awards and Recognition to Enrich Marine Life (PEARL) awards of the Palawan provincial government.