Philipine government requires cities to set aside marine reserves


"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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