'PH reefs in fair to poor condition'
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The Philippines' territorial seas or coastal environment-including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves-are currently in "poor to fair" condition when compared to other neighboring Southeast Asian countries while habitats close to pollution hotspots are considered beyond recovery. Based on the case studies undertaken at the project’s six sites along the Philippine coasts, of the 27,000 square kilometer coral reef area in the country a mere 5 percent are in excellent condition. The coral reefs contribute some 8 to 20 percent of total fishery production and about 1 million fishermen directly rely on them for livelihood.
Mabasa R. C. (2015, May 29). 'PH reefs in fair to poor condition'. Manila Bulletin, p. 9.
Reefs; Territorial waters; Coral reefs; Sea grass; Mangroves; Pollution; Livelihoods; Environmental protection; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD); University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV); Mindanao State University (MSU)- Naawan; Tokyo Institute of Technology
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