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  Department of Environment and Natural Resources
The country’s richness in marine biological diversity comes to the fore as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) leads in the celebration of May as Ocean Month and May 22 as International Day for Biodiversity (IDB).

DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said that the themes, “Buhay Dagat, Buhay Natin ” for the National Month of the Ocean and “Marine Biodiversity” for IDB highlight the importance of the country’s marine resources in sustaining human life, and vice versa.

There is a direct correlation between marine life and human life on land; the survival of one depends on the other. PDF

Final Report


May is Marine month in the Philippines!
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Biodiversity Wall of Nature
Volunteers painted a "Wall of Nature" mural on a wall at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City as part of the celebration of Ocean Month and the International Day for Biological Diversity. The "Wall of Nature" is expected to be the longest mural in the country upon its completion.

Biodiversity Wall of Nature on facebook
In partnership with Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Dolphins Love Freedom and Save Philippine Seas, the Month of the Ocean organizers will be painting a 1-kilometer wall around the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in Quezon City with a design that highlights marine biodiversity in the Philippines. The finished wall will be called the “Biodiversity Wall of Nature”.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme