Relief drive conducted for 4,500+ families in areas hit by typhoon Tisoy/Kammuri
Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) conducted relief drive for several areas hit by typhoon Urusula in early December passing Batangas City, Oriental Mindoro and Romblon.
El Nido conservation agreements renewed
El Nido, Palawan — Two conservation agreements (CAs) were renewed in El Nido yesterday, December 19, 2019, between Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI), the municipal and barangay local governments and several community associations for marine biodiversity conservation partnerships covering barangays San Fernando and Teneguiban.
MFI support for unsung environmental heroes such as national park rangers and bantay dagats (sea rangers) released
Conservation incentives for national park rangers of El Nido and Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape, bantay dagats in North Palawan and Oriental Mindoro coastal communities were released by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) as part of its conservation partnership commitment in the different areas.
Seven (7) Oriental Mindoro conservation agreements renewed
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — Seven (7) conservation agreements (CAs) covering five (5) municipalities were renewed yesterday, November 26, 2019, between Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and partners in Oriental Mindoro for marine biodiversity conservation-coastal resource management program adopting grassroots approach and conservation actions covering select northernmost to the southernmost municipalities of the province such as Puerto Galera, Baco, Pinamalayan, Gloria and Bulalacao.
Second in-situ spawning of Philippines' true native giant clam yields over 4 million trochophores
Puerto Princesa, Philippines — The second (2nd) in-situ spawning of the true native Philippine Tridacna gigas yielded approximately 4.6 million trochophores on November 12, 2019 as the team led by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) trooped to Ulugan Bay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for the activity.
Over 140 BEST scholars successfully complete technical trainings
Batangas City, Batangas — More than one hundred forty (140) vocational scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program received their certifications yesterday during the graduation ceremony attended by executives from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Shell Philippines Exploration, Batangas City local government and community leaders.
MFI partner conservation site Ranzo lands 3rd at 2019 Para El Mar Awards
Quezon City, Philippines — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) partner conservation site Barangay Ranzo, Pinamalayan in Oriental Mindoro landed third (3rd) place at the 2019 PARA EL MAR AWARDS, the most prestigious marine protected area (MPA) management awards in the Philippines run by MPA Support Network, U.P. Marine Science Institute, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Pioneering partnership agreement with tourism sector for MPA management signed
Coron, Palawan — Partnership agreement with the tourism establishments around Bulalacao, Coron was signed yesterday October 14, 2019, to progress involvement of the tourism sector in marine protected area (MPA) management and protection.
Conservation agreement with Marcilla, Coron renewed
Coron, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) renewed today its conservation agreement for the management and protection of the marine protected area (MPA) at Marcilla, Coron with its partners; Samahang Katutubong Tagbanua ng Barangay Marcilla, Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, Marcilla Seaweeds Growers Association, Coron local government and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (RO IV).
Giant clam re-stocking starts
Taytay, Palawan — Re-stocking of native giant clams species started yesterday at a core management zone of the outer Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS), in hopes of reviving and increasing abundance of the over-extracted clam species in the area.
Environmental Youth Camps educate the young about ecosystem values
Youth camps were held in various conservation areas of Malampaya Foundation Inc. in El Nido and Taytay, Palawan to impart, among others, the value of ecosystems found in the communities. It also educates the young about international and local laws, and proper protection and conservation of the natural resources.
Twelfth MPA station in Oriental Mindoro inaugurated, turned-over
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro — The twelfth marine protected area (MPA) station built by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) with local government and community partners was turned-over and inaugurated yesterday, June 18, 2019, with Puerto Galera mayor Rocky Ilagan and MFI chairman Rufino Bomasang leading the ceremony.
Malampaya Foundation spawns Philippines native, biggest giant clam
Puerto Princesa, Palawan — The first ever in-situ spawning of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, Tridacna gigas, was commenced by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and partners to help increase its declining population, Saturday, at WPU Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City.
ASEAN Center for Biodiversity lauds return of various endangered wildlife to MFI’s Coron conservation site
Coron, Palawan — Fishers, marine protected area (MPA) community managers and local government alike are celebrating the sightings of endangered wildlife that have been absent for more than half a decade in Coron, until recently.
Eco-tourism enterprise infrastructures turned over to conservation partner communities in Oriental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) recently turned over to conservation partner communities Bgy. Ilag in San Teodoro (February 21, 2019) and Bgy. Agsalin in Gloria (March 13, 2019) eco-tourism enterprise infrastructures built through community-based trainings in carpentry and masonry.
Allies with common concern for the ocean join forces to combat COTs infestation in Linapacan, Palawan
Linapacan, Palawan — Non-government organizations, coastal communities, dive tour and expedition operators, resort owners, local goverments and private individuals with common concern and love for the ocean came together to volunteer time and contribute resources with Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) to combat Crown-of-thorns (COTs) infestation in the reefs of Linapacan, Palawan.
Marginal fishers reap benefits from 2nd seasonal closure in Oriental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro — The 2018 to 2019 seasonal closure in Oriental Mindoro, the second cycle since its launch in November 2017, was a huge success with seventy five (75%) percent of coastal municipalities having reported increased abundance of juveniles during and after the seasonal closure.
Six Oriental Mindoro conservation agreements renewed
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — Six (6) conservation agreements were renewed yesterday, February 21, 2019 as part of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) Verde Island Passage (VIP) Conservation program in partnership with the Provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, various barangay and local governments and people’s organizations.
El Nido National Park rangers provided conservation incentives
El Nido, Palawan — Park rangers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Area Office (DENR-PAO) assigned at the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Area (ENTMRPA) were given certificates of entitlement for conservation incentives from Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) during a visit of Shell Philippines Exploration’s leadership team on February 13, 2019.