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Five Provinces and National Agencies Join Forces to Protect and Conserve the Verde Island Passage

by Christin VanZant last modified May 31, 2017 01:45 PM
Contributors: Conservation International, Philippines
Batangas City, 6 April 2017 - Five provinces along the Verde Island Passage and national agencies today committed to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will strengthen the protection and management of what is considered as the global epicenter of marine shorefish biodiversity.

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The MOA establishes the Verde Island Passage (VIP) Marine Protected Area Network (MPAN) and Law Enforcement Network (LEN) which will ensure the protection and conservation of the VIP. These networks enable the national agencies and local government units to work together to conserve, protect, improve, and manage the coastal and marine environment along the VIP.



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