‘Wildlife protection to boost ecotourism, job creation’
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Environment ministers and representatives from international organizations, the business sector and civil society also called for a global unified action to combat marine pollution during the COP. Chambers said marine debris, lead ammunition and pesticides are the biggest contributors to marine pollution. “Marine debris impacts more than 800 wildlife species and this number may still go up as complex issues, including microplastics, still need to be investigated,” Cimatu said.
Villanueva, R. (2017, October 24). ‘Wildlife protection to boost ecotourism, job creation’. The Philippine Star, p. 12.
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Ecotourism; Conferences; Environmental protection; Migratory species; Marine parks; Animal welfare; Marine pollution; International organizations; Marine debris; Integrated coastal zone management; Plastics; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); United Nations (UN); Chambers, Bradnee; Cimatu, Roy; Lim, Theresa Mundita; Thiaw, Ibrahim
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