DENR slams vandalization of corals in Batangas
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Tourists as well as diving operators should strictly observe the standard practices on responsible diving and snorkelling following reports of vandalization of corals in Batangas, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said. "We call on those who visit underwater sites to dive carefully and avoid damaging the reef or disturbing underwater life by chasing, touching, poking or moving them,: Cimatu said in a recent statement. "Corals are incredibly brittle and fragile, and they take a really long time to grow," he added.
Marcelo, E. (2018, October 18). DENR slams vandalization of corals in Batangas. The Philippine Star, p. B6.
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Coral; Tourism; Diving; Coral reefs; Barrier reefs; Atolls; Ecotourism; Protected areas; Environmental protection; US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Bauan Divers Sanctuary; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB); Cimatu, Roy; Rodriguez, Marlene
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