Boracay corals dying fast, says group
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After concerns have been raised about the deteriorating water quality at a portion of the pristine White Beach of the island in Malay, Aklan province, a coral reef rehabilitation group has now reported mass dying of corals. The report, however, has been refuted by a business group that is also undertaking a beach management project, including the rehabilitation of corals. The Sangkalikasan Producer Cooperative claimed that its monitoring team observed the mass dying of corals and marine species during a semiannual survey conducted from October to November last year.
Burgos, N. P. (2015, March 21). Boracay corals dying fast, says group. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A13.
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Ecotourism; Water quality; Coral reef restoration; Coral reef conservation; Environmental restoration; Coral; Environmental monitoring; Proliferation; Algae; Man-induced effects; Artificial reefs; Nursery grounds; Overfishing; Water pollution; Sewage; Nitrogen; Phosphorus; Coliforms; Coastal waters; Environment management; Environmental protection; Environmental impact; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Environmental Management Bureau (EMB); Boracay Redevelopment Task Force; Boracay Foundation Inc. (BFI); Sangkalikasan Producer Cooperative; Petron Foundation; Department of Tourism (DOT); Rodriguez, Jojo; Santiago, Miriam Defensor; Catalbas, Helen; Olaer, Elpidio III; Salme, Dionisio; Labatiao, Mike; Bulos, Jonathan; Yap, John; Bacani, Mabel
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