Gov’t eyes push for marine biodiversity | Inquirer News

Gov’t eyes push for marine biodiversity

/ 05:12 AM February 24, 2024

The Marcos administration will continue to work with stakeholders from the private sector to elevate the Philippines’ standing as a hot spot of marine biodiversity and underwater adventure for tourists and diving enthusiasts. President Marcos made the commitment in a speech read for him by Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco at the Philippine International Dive Expo 2024 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. “We cannot emphasize enough the importance of the private sector participation in ensuring that the Philippines remains a premier destination for diving enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe,” Marcos said. He pointed out that the Philippines, as one of 17 mega biodiverse countries, has waters “teeming with life, making it a haven for divers and marine enthusiasts alike.” The Chief Executive noted that the expo was also aimed at strengthening the collaboration between local and international stakeholders and to “facilitate meaningful partnerships that will enhance the Philippine dive industry and drive economic growth.” He said dive conferences and seminars are good opportunities for knowledge exchange in learning about best dive practices and innovative approaches to ocean conservation from international experts. —JULIE M. AURELIO

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