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Three-CU masters program on marine ecosystems management launched

(Left to right) UP Visayas Chancellor Rommel Espinosa, UP Los Baños Chancellor Fernando Sanchez, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan; UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion and UP President Alfredo Pascual; USAID Deputy Mission Director Reed Aeschliman; USAID Environment, Energy, and Climate Change (EECC) Director Jeremy Gustafson; EECC Development Specialist Rebecca Guieb and EECC Development Specialist Randy Vinluan shake hands, affirming their institutions’ partnership for delivering Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management program during the program launch on 9 January 2015 at the Microtel, UP-Ayala Technohub, Quezon City.
UP Marine Science Institute (MSI) Director Antonette Meñez welcomes supporters, …

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Pinoy scientists plot the country’s aquatic riches

Despite its abundant underwater natural resources, the Philippines has found it next to impossible to implement protective measures because there has never been a comprehensive collection of information—until now.
The Philippine Marine Protected Area (MPA) Database, the largest and most comprehensive database on Philippine MPAs to date, was formally launched last September 8, 2014. The database provides easy access to basic information such as MPA size, location, and management effectiveness, as well as current and historical monitoring data for the country’s 1,815 MPAs (as of September 8).
The map will enable policymakers, resource managers, and local communities to make sound decisions regarding …

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