Students from Canadian-American School and Ateneo Grade School joined our EcoCamps by the SEA in March and April. They donned masks and snorkels to explore the coral reefs and fishes of Mabini and Tingloy in Batangas and learn about the diverse ecosystems of the Verde Island Passage. They also did a beach cleanup and studied […]
The SEA Institute is helping implement a pilot project to develop tools and scorecards to monitor local coral reefs. In this two-year project, we will provide a baseline evaluation of two reef systems in the iconic VIP, and work with local communities to help them develop a set of monitoring tools that are relevant to them […]
Kapit Sisid and SEA Institute-VIP with our first class of Freedivers for Marine Conservation in Bgy. San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas. Our first batch of residents, fishermen and boatmen learned safe and effective freediving skills with marine conservation knowledge to help preserve the coral reefs of the Verde Island Passage – the center of the center […]
Paddle for a good cause, Paddle for Carewell! Paddle in the waters of the A M A Z I N G Verde Island Passage! Sign up now! It’s easy: just go to www.matabungkaybeachhotel.com Studio H20 will be on hand to document the event and SEA Institute VIP will be there to give engaging presentations!
Our thanks to Mark Martin and Eurobulk Ltd. for featuring the importance of preserving the Verde Island Passage as their cover story in the January 2017 issue of Enroute Magazine. Showcasing the amazing photos of Studio H20’s Boogs Rosales. The VIP is the most biodiverse body of water on the planet! This article discusses how marine conservation organizations such […]
Learn more about the VIP and help protect it by supporting the SEA (Science Education Advocacy) Institute, a non-governmental organization committed to science-based conservation of the VIP for the benefit of the reefs and local communities.
On Oct. 22, Saturday, 5:30pm, the SEA-VIP will hold a fundraising event called “Cookout for the VIP” at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort in Anilao.
Harvard Philippine Forum presents Conservation and Eco-Tourism in the Philippines. With Robert Suntay, Ocean Videographer, President of SEA-VIP and Neela Eyunni, Journalist, Executive Producer of On the Brink: Uncharted.
Co-sponsored by Harvard College Conservation Society.
Film screening and informational event on ecotourism and conservation efforts in the Philippines
Tuesday, October 4th
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
As you drive through a town, any town on the outskirts of Metro Manila City, you will see homes hemming in the roads with patches of land in front and behind. You will see native greenery, flowers, mostly ornamental at the front; and vegetables lined up like children for flag ceremony at the back. You will also see the householder, sweeping to a rhythm, sweeping the fallen leaves, maintaining a sense of order and pride at their home.
Olympian Akiko Thomson Guevara and her husband Chips Guevara want to highlight the importance of Lobo in Batangas and its role in sustaining the marine biodiversity of the Verdes Island Passage (VIP). The fragile balance that must be sustained in this area is currently under threat from unsustainable mining operators. The SEA will give talks to help educate all regarding marine biodiversity with special emphasis on Lobo.