The IPOA-Shark is a voluntary international instrument developed so that nations can take positive action to ensure the conservation and management of shark and their long-term sustainable use. Read, be informed, and share!
The Philippines is the only country in the world where you could regularly SCUBA dive with a thresher sharks. But they are not protected in the Philippines. Learn how we could make their protection happen. Read, be informed, and share!
This identification guide, the first of its kind in the Philippines, is a useful reference to enhance our understanding on sharks, rays, and chimaeras and the country’s capacity to manage their threats, especially directed fisheries, as well as certain multispecies fisheries in which they constitute as by-catch. Read, be informed, and share!
There are around 200 species of sharks and rays in the Philippines, some are protected in the Philippines. Sharks and rays strandings and entrapment in fishing gears have been reported more and more regularly in the past few years. Due to lack of knowledge on how to respond to such incidents, some of these animals […]
Five out of seven species of marine turtles can be found in the Philippines and are all protected under Philippine laws. Marine turtles are endangered and continue to be threatened by poaching, fishing gears, pollution, climate change, and habitat degradation. Marine turtles are usually encountered on the beach while they are nesting and as hatchlings […]
There are potentially more than 30 marine mammals in the Philippines. However, populations of dolphins, whales and the dugong have declined due to threats such as poaching, bycatch, pollution, and habitat destruction, among others. Moreover, a lot of the marine mammal stranding seem to be human-induced. If humans are the cause of such threats and […]
When live or dead marine mammals, marine turtles, or sharks and rays are encountered on the beach, in the shallows, or entangled in nets, most situations would require a response. This response may include documentation, data gathering, rescue, salvage, rehabilitation, or release of the animal. These posters serve as guide to ensure the response is […]
This book is the output of the Philippine Red List Assessment for Marine Mammals conducted last August 2009 and was updated as of May 2013 The book contains a comprehensive and up-to-date account of research work on the ecology, distribution, threats, and conservation status of 26 species of marine mammals in the Philippines. Read, be […]
What are the five most threatened marine wildlife in the country? Know more about these threatened species, plus get access to a watch list: things you must watch to help save our marine wildlife friends. Read, be informed, and share!