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The Coral Triangle Expedition now in YouTube!

Four years ago our expedition started in April 2009. Another year and a half later, we finished an almighty big book called The Coral Triangle. And yet another year after that (as in today), we finally managed to make a short slideshow summary of our fantastic Coral Triangle adventure through this YouTube video.

Original music composed […]

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Live Reef Fish Trade and People of Pulau Mesa

20 August 2009

We got off our 12-day liveaboard on the Seven Seas and hired ourselves a local floating home named Merannu, or Bajo language for “happy.”

We swung again from luxury to basic and as always, found ourselves pleasantly surprised. Now our aim was to photograph Komodo’s people and fishing activities. In Bali, we photographed the […]

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Bali, Indonesia: Hope in Paradise

By Alya B. Honasan

IT was serendipitous that an important meeting of Coral Triangle partners was going on in Bali at the same time we visited, as scientists, conservation experts, and government representatives from all over the world gathered to work out plans of action. That meant that a whole battery of experts was ready and […]

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WWF Malaysia in Kudat-Banggi Priority Conservation Area

25 – 30 June

Kudat Harbour

Pulau Banggi

The efficient WWF Malaysia machinery was immediately felt when I started getting a series of text messages regarding transport, hotel accommodations and our overall visit to Kudat from Betty of the WWF KK office. Then Sofia Johari, the CEPA or Community Education, Protection, and Awareness Officer of Kudat-Banggi PCA left me a message that […]

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Live Reef Fish Trade

2 – 4 May 2009

The need or want to consume live reef fish is enormous for a Chinese. I talk from experience as I am Cantonese and have uncles and cousins who own Chinese restaurants in Manila.  Growing up, every lauriat or Chinese feast attended was a full meal of at least 9 viands per table always […]

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Maundy Thursday in Puerto Princesa

9 April 2009

Puerto Princesa Wet Market

We arrived Puerto early evening of the 8th and immediately after checking in, were whisked away by our friend Angelique Songco, boss woman of Tubbataha Marine Park, to dinner at Ka Lui’s. Our host for the evening was Rolando “Boy” Bonoan, the Palawan Provincial Government’s Information Officer. What a welcome […]

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Hong Kong Eating

6 April 2009

Live Reef Fish Trade

It was simply glorious to finally go to sleep without worrying about storage. We can now start working. Working in Hong Kong meant starting our day looking for the nearest busiest “Yam Cha” or dimsum breakfast. It is after all, all about FOOD. With millions of mouths to feed day […]