Their love affair with Tubbataha
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Although it is primarily a pictorial journey—incredibly, the very first photo book to be published on Tubbataha—we were in immediate agreement that it should also contain substantial information on the place. Thus, we came up with an outline covering a range of perspectives, from historical mentions of the place in British nautical records of the 18th century, to its importance as a rich spawning ground, feeding fisheries well beyond its borders. We recognize its importance as a unique and critical ecosystem and as a dive tourism destination, and chronicle the milestones in its protection from the 1970s to the present, under the stewardship of the Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board (TPAMB) and the dynamic Tubbataha Management Office (TMO).
Honasan, A. B. (2016, October 22). Their love affair with Tubbataha. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. C5.
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Underwater photography; Marine parks; Scuba diving; Underwater photographs; Ecotourism; Environmental protection; Nature conservation; Spawning grounds; Feeding; Fisheries; Ecosystems; Documents; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); AOF Foundation; Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board (TPAMB); Tubbataha Management Office (TMO); Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF); Lara, Teresa; Floirendo, Marissa; Miguel, Felix Mago; Songco, Angelique; Arquiza, Yasmin; White, Alan
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