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Raja Ampat island

Marine Conservation organizations in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific region

Balyena.org

Balyena at Lumba sa Pilipinas

Paseo del Mar, Brgy. Pangdan, Jagna, Bohol, Philippines

Region Active

Asia

Non-profit NGO

2009

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine mammals, Whales, Dolphins

Description

Balyena describe themselves as ‘a group of scientists, professionals, artists & more’, who use their ‘skills & experiences for marine mammal conservation in the Philippines’. They promote scientific research and conservation of cetaceans in the area. Recognising the value of local knowledge, and local community involvement, they adapt their conservation methods accordingly. Research, education and conservation are the cornerstones of their activities, which includes studies on known cetacean populations in different regions of the Philippines and investigation of new sites where sightings have been reported.

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