Lecture: Regenerating a Coral Reef

November 18, Friday
9:00a.m. sign in, 9:30a.m. lecture starts
Filipinas Heritage Library

P100 MVP members, P200 non-members.

“95% of RP Reefs Ruined, Says Group” -Front page headline in yesterday’s Inquirer
“Program to Save RP Reefs Launched” -Front page headline in yesterday’s Star.

The plight of Philippine reefs is front page news.
Learn about an award-winning project that regenerates the coral reef from the man who started it, Ernie Pelaez.

Two years ago, Ernesto Pelaez, together with a marine biologist and a dive instructor, set out to restore the badly damaged coral reef in his family’s beach resort. Their project was not only successful in regenerating coral and bringing back an abundance of fish, it also recently won a silver medal in the Holcim awards for innovation in achieving a sustainable environment.

It will be refreshing to listen to a success story about our environment, especially about our coral reefs. Here is a story of three invidiuals “with no high academic background”, in Pelaez’s words, who made a huge difference in only 2 years — Don’t miss it!


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