Tubbataha Reefs highlighted in UNESCO Exhibit in Paris

“This photo exhibition has been prepared in collaboration with the Monaco Explorations Campaign in the framework of the partnership agreement between UNESCO and the Principality of Monaco, and will highlight the scientific research carried out during their stopovers...

Brown Booby 0738

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 0738 (BB 0738) is 12 years old.  It was barely a year old when we attached its numbered bands.  Bird banding helps researchers better understand dispersal, migration, life span, survival rate, behavior, reproductive success, and growth...

Brown Booby found 500 kms from Tubbataha

BB 0738 found 500 kms from its birthplace in Tubbataha  Metal and colored bands were attached to some Brown Boobies in Tubbataha 12 years ago. (Photos by Riza Edades)  Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 0738 (BB 0738) is 12 years old.  It was barely a year old when we...

World Tourism Day 2020

Today is World Tourism Day 2020! Let us celebrate ‘Tourism and Rural Development’. Tourism may be one of our most powerful tools to help communities recover from the devastating economic and social impacts of the Covid19 pandemic. The Municipality of Cagayancillo...

Housing project for tree-nesting seabirds

The Tubbataha Black noddy (Anous minutus worcesteri) can now only be found in the Bird and South Islets.  Because all the trees in the Bird and South Islet died, this internationally-protected seabird no longer has a place to build its nest and raise its young.  We...