DENR: Marine ecosystems need ‘source to sea’ cleanup

DARAGA, Albay --- Without addressing the sources of the trash that make it to the sea local government units will have a hard time rehabilitating degraded coastal waters, Director Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) told journalists here on Sunday. "We can't really focus on the sea alone because 50 percent of what happens in the sea originate from the land," Rodriguez, who was also the former DENR Bicol director, said at Bicol's World Wildlife Day celebration in this town Sunday. She said, however, that some companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region are ...

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