San Pablo wakes up to 7-lakes challenge
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The city government of San Pablo, where the seven interconnected lakes in Laguna are found, cried foul over a recent declaration by an international group that its volcanic lakes are facing an “advancing destruction” caused by fish farming and several years of neglect. The Germany-based Global Nature Fund (GNF) named the seven Philippine crater lakes the “Threatened Lake of the Year 2014” in its statement released on Feb. 2 in time for World Wetlands Day. But Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) general manager and presidential adviser for environmental protection Neric Acosta said the government welcomed the GNF declaration that, he said, was an "honest diagnosis" of the current condition of the seven lakes.
Cinco, M. (2014, February 6). San Pablo wakes up to 7-lakes challenge. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A7.
Lakes; Fish culture; Environmental degradation; Governments; Water quality; Aquaculture; Cages; Ecotourism; Environmental protection; Global Nature Fund (GNF); Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); Friends of the Seven Lakes Foundation; Seven Crater Lakes and Watershed Management Council; Acosta, Neric; Azores, Bobby; Mariño, Mandy; Fule, Moises; Eseo, Donnalyn
- Philippine Daily Inquirer