WOMEN IN CONSERVATION: RESEARCH, SCIENCE, SUSTAINABILITY, EMPOWERMENT
In celebration of Womens Month, we turn to the passionate, strong women leading some of LAMAVEs research and conservation projects across the Philippines. We ask what drives them and hear their take on scientific research and what motivates them to pursue conservation goals in the heart of the coral triangle.
Satellite tag study reveals Philippine waters are incredibly important for endangered whale sharks
Bohol Sea, Philippines, July 24 2018, a new scientific study by Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) and Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) on satellite tracking juvenile whale sharks in the Philippines has been published in the journal Peer J. To date, it is the most complete tracking study of whale sharks in the country, with satellite tags deployed on different individuals in multiple sites.
Scientists in the Philippines tag the biggest tiger shark so far
Puerto Princesa, Philippines, June 12, 2018 – Scientists from Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) have successfully tagged a 3.5-meter tiger shark and three grey reef sharks as part of a long-term study in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.
LAMAVE joins forces with Liveaboard Solitude One for an exclusive Research Expedition in the Sulu Sea
This September 2018, Solitude One, a liveaboard company dedicated to bringing divers exotic underwater encounters will host LAMAVE researchers and the public on an exclusive research expedition to Cagaynacillo in the Philippines.
New study reveals the global biology of whale sharks
A new study explores how citizen science has contributed to our understanding of the basic biology and ecology of the whale shark on a global scale.
The publication: 'Undersea Constellations: The Global Biology of an Endangered Marine Megavertebrate Further Informed through Citizen Science', which was lead by Dr Brad Norman was a collaborative effort of 38 scientists, including LAMAVE Executive Directors Dr Alessandro Ponzo and Gonzalo Araujo, as well as David David and Elson Aca from WWF-Philippines.
Crossing the Sulu Sea to the island of "You will Enjoy"
The next stage of the BRUV project for the LAMAVE team was to survey a small group of islands in the centre of the Sulu Sea under the Cagayancillo municipality. The islands consist of Cagayancillo, where we are based and the largest of the three, Calusa and Cawilli.
1000th Whale Shark Identified in Philippine Waters
18 August 2016, the 1000th whale shark has been identified in Philippine waters, making the Philippines the third largest known aggregation of whale sharks in the world and the biggest in South East Asia, according to the online library Wildbook for whale sharks.
RESEARCHERS TAG THE FIRST TIGER SHARK IN THE CORAL TRIANGLE IN GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH IN THE TUBBATAHA REEFS
TUBBATAHA REEFS NATURAL PARK, PHILIPPINES, June 24, 2016. Researchers from the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Philippine-based marine conservation NGO the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) have deployed the first ever satellite tag on a tiger shark in the Philippines.
Top Gear crossed with Science and National Geographic
I joined the LAMAVE BRUV Project sometime near the end of March after a friend (out here on the Otter Project) messaged me on Facebook telling me of a last minute space on the project if I was interested, it took all of 2 seconds to make up my mind so I quit my job and in 2 weeks just about managed to get myself ready for the biggest and most spontaneous trip of my life so far.