Philipine government requires cities to set aside marine reserves

May 9, 2015

"In 1992, the Philippine government passed the Local Government Unit Code (Republic Act 7160, or the Local Government Code), which contained a clause that required all municipalities and cities to set aside 20% of their municipal waters as marine reserves/sanctuaries." [Story about the effect on Apo Island is dramatic: from dependency to mutual accountability and marine health]

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