Paje stresses need to save Coral Triangle
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday said more action was needed to save the reefs of the Coral Triangle, an important marine area encompassing Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines, amid growing threats to its ecosystems—from overfishing and pollution to climate change. While the Philippines has taken steps to protect its reefs and marine life, more effort is necessary to develop sustainable solutions for the threatened reefs in the Coral Triangle, a global hotspot of marine biodiversity, Paje said. “We face a crisis with the continued degradation of our fragile ecosystems and resources that could endanger the survival and quality of life of future generations,” Paje said in a statement.
Yap, D. (2013, August 25). Paje stresses need to save Coral Triangle. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A4.
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Protected areas; Ecosystems; Overfishing; Water pollution; Climatic changes; Reefs; Biodiversity; Environmental degradation; Environmental protection; Governments; Exclusive economic zone; Coral reef conservation; Coral reefs; Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI)-Philippines National Coordinating Committee; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Agriculture (DA); World Resources Institute; Paje, Ramon