News and Blog

Are the Masked Boobies Home For Good In Tubbataha?

A rollercoaster ride on the wings of hope “These masked boobies represent what we once lost – and what we hope to recover. As the only breeding pair known in the Philippines today, we are determined to provide them with a safe and nurturing space in which to start a family.” said Angelique M. Songco, […]

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Sharks Thrive in Tubbataha – LAMAVE

“Within the Philippines, reef shark populations are depleted with no sharks reported apart from in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and Apo Reef Natural Park. This is alarming for coastal areas but a silver lining is that it does put a spotlight on the excellence of TRNP and it’s conservation measures.”  – Sally Snow, LAMAVE   Download a copy of the […]

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Coral Bleaching in Tubbataha

When corals are stressed by changes in conditions such as temperature, light, or nutrients, they expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues, causing them to turn completely white or bleached. During the annual fish and coral monitoring in Tubbataha on May 26 to June 2, 2020, TMO researchers observed some coral bleaching in the […]

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Park Closure Extended until 30 April 2020

We are sad to announce that the Tubbataha Reefs will be closed to tourists until 30 April 2020 to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” Proclamations Nos. 929 and 922 series of 2020. Tourism activities will resume upon […]

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Park Closure due to COVID-19

The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park will be closed to tourists from 15 March to 14 April 2020 due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. However, tourism activities will resume only upon further notice. Stay safe, everyone!

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TMO Holds Annual Dive Operators’ Consultation

Scuba diving operators, dive professionals, and representatives of relevant government agencies met in Puerto Princesa to discuss how to improve the management of Tubbataha. The Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) held the annual Dive Operators’ Consultation on 21 February 2020 at the Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel, Puerto Princesa City. In attendance were scuba diving […]

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Tubbataha: Our fragile reefs

“In just a few seconds, man can destroy what took nature millions of years to create. Learn how you can protect the Tubbataha Reefs.”  Click the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eu1RHC1XVY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0w3rj-XwUSaCn263qRAJ9QbY-QeFGd5hdFjszCueir3j0kpw2UbcdNH-k

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TUBBATAHA: A National Treasure

Presented by TUBBATAHA MANAGEMENT OFFICE and AOF FOUNDATION a BULLET MANILA Production Director: DON FALSARIO II  Producer: AILEEN ILUMIN  Writer: ALYA HONASAN  Narration: LILY NICHOLS Music: RYAN TAUBERT Recording Studio: SOUNDESIGN MANILA  Director of Photography: MARISSA FLOIRENDO  Underwater Footage Editor/Resources: TERESA LARA  Aerial Footage: DAVID CHOY, SIMON PIERCE, RAMON MOSER Land Footage: MARISSA FLOIRENDO, MIDIENKONTOR  […]

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