PH Rise now protected area
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Onboard BRP Davao del Sur: President Rodrigo Duterte has declared portions of Philippine Rise (Benham Rise) and Eastern Kalayaan as protected areas. Duterte signed the proclamation on board BRP Davao del Sur to mark the first anniversary of his renaming the underwater land mass to signify the country’s sovereign rights over the resource-rich region. The President also led the launching of the country’s first scientific exploration of the resource-rich underwater plateau located off the coast of Aurora province.
Valente, C. S. (2018, May 16). PH Rise now protected area. Manila Times, pp. A1-A2.
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Protected areas; Rights; Property rights; Marine parks; Research; Fisheries; Fishery management; Mapping; Surveys; Biological surveys; Coral reefs; Stocks; Exclusive economic zone; Environment management; Environmental protection; Natural resources; Jurisdiction; Continental shelves; Biodiversity; Oceans; Surveying; Breeding; Coordinated National Marine Scientific Research Initiatives and Related Activities (Conmira); United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf; United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity; University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute; UP Los Baños; Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; Duterte, Rodrigo; Roque, Harry; Ramos, Gloria
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