The Philippines’ department of environment and natural resources has come under fire after dumping dolomite sand, typically used in construction, on the shores of Manila Bay as part of an US$8 million beautification project.
Sivajyodee Sannassy Pilly and John Turner
and Ronan Roche –
Mauritius is a biodiversity hotspot and much of the island’s unique wildlife depends on intricate connections between the reefs, lagoons, seagrass meadows and mangroves, so pollution in one habitat will have devastating ripple effects.
Vincent Kneefel and John Duncan –
The amount of plastic entering the ocean is projected to grow four-fold by 2050. Transformative changes, including moving away from single-use towards re-useable packaging, are needed to save our oceans, say Vincent Kneefel and John Duncan.
While there is clear potential for the Blue Economy to provide jobs and growth especially to developing nations, the current level of exploitation of our oceans must first be addressed, warns WWF International's John Tanzer.
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
Ying Xuan Kong –
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
Della Syahni, Mongabay.com –
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.