Marine Protected Areas Protect Spawning Aggregations in Sitangkai and Sibutu

By FILEMON G. ROMERO, Ph.D. The Sulu Archipelago Reef complex, which is an ecologically important component of the Coral Triangle, is known to be a major habitat of the Napoleon wrasse or humphead wrasse locally known as the mameng. Sibutu and Sitangkai in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines are the centers of the mariculture of the Napoleon Wrasse… Read More Marine Protected Areas Protect Spawning Aggregations in Sitangkai and Sibutu

The Exceptional Universal Value of Turtle Islands

By JOHNNY R. LEE, Ph.D. There is more to the tiny group of islands known as Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi that is found in the southwestern tip of this country. Located within the Sulu Sea, it is at the edge of the international treaty limits separating the Philippines and Malaysia.  Consists of nine (9) major islands of various shapes… Read More The Exceptional Universal Value of Turtle Islands