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Top US marine biologist Nancy Knowlton to visit Manila

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MANILA, Philippines—In commemoration of Coral Triangle Day last June 9, the US Embassy in Manila has announced the visit of eminent American marine biologist Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History on June 17-22 under the auspices of the Department of State’s US Speaker Program.

During her visit, Knowlton will engage with Filipino students, academics, government officials and museum curators in Manila and Batangas, and discuss coral reefs, biodiversity conservation efforts and marine research in the Philippines.

Planned events during her speaking tour include an outreach at Batangas National High School in Batangas City and an interaction with students at Philippine Science High School in Quezon City.

She will also meet with students and researchers from De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines at the Br. Alfred Shields Marine Biological Station in Lian, Batangas, for hands-on consultations and a dive to an area where these institutions are carrying out research in coral reef conservation.

Knowlton’s interaction with marine researchers will support enhanced bilateral engagement under the June 2012 US-Philippines Science and Technology Agreement.

Knowlton is currently the Sant Chair in Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., where her research focuses on the diversity and conservation of life in the ocean.

Knowlton has also held advisory positions with the National Geographic Society, World Bank, Cosmos Prize and Census of Marine Life. She is the author of “Citizens of the Sea,” a National Geographic Society publication.

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Tags: Coral Triangle Day , environmental issues , Nancy Knowlton , Philippines , speaking tour , US

  • joboni96

    naging propaganda arm ng u.s. imperialist embassy
    ang inquirer

    in toto
    pinublish ang propaganda ng imperyalista

    mas marami pang magagaling
    pilipino marine biologists

    ilathala mo rin mga ito inquirer at
    huwag iangat ang bangko ng imperyalista

    • Marcos5

      Obobs mas sakim pa ang ginagawa ng mga intsik ngayon at pati mga politikong pilipino. Punta ka sa Bicol at sa Zambales Chromite, Gold, Copper, Aluminum, Iron, Nickel mining hakot lahat talagang kawawa pati lupa nasira sa mercury. Ang bundok talagang kalbo na wala na -sabi nila small scale mining pag punta mo don ang lawak na ang nasira nila. $$$ 1 Trillion Dollars a year ang revenue pero undervalued nila ang minahan, ang bigay sa gobyerno super baba dahil ang nababayaran yung nakaupo sa lugar na yon. Misdeclaration, undervalued at illegal exportation ng minerals sa Tsina.

      • joboni96

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  • kismaytami

    Good thing she visited before taiwan and mainland chinks deplete the fish in Philippine seas.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Philippines seas already depleted by Filipinos themselves,
      Marcos and cohorts where the best for seas depletions and logging,
      among other insane stupidities driven by an abuses culture.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    The Gates of Hell aren’t only Manila,
    but the Archipelago in a whole.

    Don’t be blind and face the true, what other choices ?
    The Nature will not accept the usual careless lies,
    it isn’t as easy as money questions going with a slip of the tongue !

    Concerning Philippines environment, the life support, a nightmare is on the way !
    Seas life is already almost totally destroyed and polluted for ever.

    Sadly the world main seas life laboratory is vanishing by plain stupidity.
    Dynamite fishing, Cyanid, Mercury and heavy metals pollutions, mangroves turned into prawn farms, over fishing.
    Rivers pollutions, shore lines laws never respected, etc.
    Fishes, Corrals, Forrest can be considered has gone, Rivers having been infected by a Passig River syndrome, as well with the watershed’s,
    dirt and pollutions everywhere !

    Just imagine, Fresh water becoming a big problem in a monsoon country !

    Philippines main success is a criminal environment total destruction with dire consequences already around, STARVATION is the most apparent, heavy metals will destroy peoples body and soul, no joke about it !

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