Malampaya conservation sites in Oriental Mindoro sweep STAR MPA 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.