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Raja Ampat island

Marine Conservation organizations in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific region

Save Philippine Seas

SPS

Manila, Philippines

Region Active

Asia

Non-profit NGO

2011

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine advocacy, Education, Sharks and Rays, Plastic Pollution

Description

SPS began as an online platform in May 2011 as a response to a large-scale illegal wildlife trade case dubbed in the media as the “rape of the Philippine Seas.” That initial social media campaign of online advocacy grew into an independent non-profit organization which campaigns to protect the marine resources of Philippines. It is essentially a movement which informs, educates and engages in community-based projects, as they say ‘seatizen-led initiatives that are empowering Filipinos towards collective action and behaviour change’. Its legal name is Philippine Seatizens, Inc. Amongst their projects are Shark Shelter Project, Save Sharks Network Philippines and Waste Watchers Philippines.

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