Calamianes islands receive first batch of Philippines true Tridacna gigas giant clams

Posted: November 22, 2020


Following El Nido and Taytay, the next batch of juvenile native Tridacna gigas giant clams numbering 500 were deployed to effectively-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) in Linapacan and Coron as part of the marine species re-stocking component (String-of-Pearls project) of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) marine biodiversity conservation program.


The MPA in San Miguel, Linapacan was expanded from 30 to 623 hectares in 2017, while the 3,468-hectare Bulalacao MPA in Coron was established in 2014, both of which came to fruition with full technical, social mobilisation, legal and logistical support of the Malampaya Foundation.

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Both MPAs have been awarded among the best-managed MPAs in the Calamianes islands by USAID’s RACE (Recognition Awards for Calamianes’ Ecosystem) awards in 2017 and 2019.





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