Thursday, November 8, 2012

Green Fins Philippines Puerto Galera project lauded by Reef World Foundation

Green Fins Philippines was launched in 2004 with this goal: "to protect and conserve coral reefs by establishing and implementing environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving tourism industry."

 Green Fins Philippines logo

Since then, the group has been successful in getting many divers to follow their Code of Conduct seen in the video below:

Green Fins is has been introduced in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Anilao, Batangas; Moal Boal, Cebu, Mactan Island, Cebu, and El Nido, Palawan, so far. By the end of 2012, they hope to enter Malapascua, Cebu as well.

The Green Fins project was initiated by the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) in order to promote the conservation of coral reefs and the observation of sustainable tourism practices. 

Reef-World Foundation Manager Chloe Hunt speaks at the CECAM Symposium

The project's successes in Puerto Galera are currently being presented in Manila through the Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Adaptive Management (CECAM) Symposium. Reef-World Foundation Manager Chloe Hunt presented the assessment data during the symposium.

Based in the United Kingdom, Reef-World Foundation is a charity that works toward the conservation of coral reefs in Southeast Asia. It has been helping the world's center for biodiversity for over a decade.

For more information on Green Fins Philippines, visit their official website and Facebook page.

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