Young Tawi-Tawi scientist out to save sea of childhood
MetadataShow full item record
The sea, with its diverse marine life, and the pristine beaches of his hometown Sibutu Island in Tawi-Tawi were Richard Muallil’s playground as a child. Now, as a 35-year-old marine scientist, Muallil is hoping to transform his old playground into a marine sanctuary, preserving its biodiversity and promoting sustainable fishing. “Because there are not many programs (either private or government) … on coastal resource management there (Sibutu), the threat from overfishing and habitat destruction is high,” said Muallil in an interview with the Inquirer.
Uy, J. R. (2016, July 24). Young Tawi-Tawi scientist out to save sea of childhood. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A15.
Associated contentOnline version
Scientific personnel; Sanctuaries; Biodiversity; Sustainable fishing; Coastal zone management; Overfishing; Conferences; Research; Sociological aspects; Marine resources; Zoology; Biology; Marine sciences; Resource management; Marine ecology; Illegal fishing; Reef fish; Explosive fishing; Environmental protection; Fishery management; Seaweed culture; Trade; Livelihoods; Mining; Coral reefs; Marine parks; National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST); World Wildlife Fund (WWF); University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (MSI); Institute for Scientific Information; Mindanao State University (MSU); Haribon Foundation; Abu Sayyaf; Department of Agriculture (DA); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Muallil, Richard; Gomez, Edgardo
- Philippine Daily Inquirer 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
(The Manila Times,
May 10, 2018, on page B6)Scientists and academicians gathered in Manila last month for a conference to map out a plan for Boracay's rehabilitation while tracing the resort island's woes to environmental degradation due to poor local governance.
Yap, Julio P. Jr. (Panay News,
March 7, 2016, on page 12)The World Resources Institute has predicted that by 2030, over 90 percent of the country's coral reef will be threatened. Destructive fishing, coastal development, agriculture, aquaculture, and lack of treatment for ...
(The Manila Times,
May 10, 2016, on page B7)A De La Salle University (DLSU) professor proposes the establishment of a coordinating body in the Philippines that will make sure coastal ecosystems in the country are healthy in order to help combat the effects of climate ...