Tweet for the Philippine Seas

Page - July 2, 2013
The Philippine seas are threatened by illegal fishing and pollution. Your tweet is a powerful way to spread the word, so help us get people talking about defending our oceans!

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More than 70% of Manila Bay wastes consist of plastic bags and packaging. #oceandefender www.defendouroceans.org
 

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80% of the coral reefs in the Philippines are threatened due to overfishing and climate change. www.defendouroceans.org #oceandefender
 

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By 2050, coastal communities will be more vulnerable to storms and fish stocks will drop by 50% due to climate change. #oceandefender
 

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Overfishing leads not only to smaller sizes of fish and fish catch, but also eventually to species depletion. #oceandefender
 

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Each year, 3x as much trash is dumped into the world's oceans as the weight of fish caught from them. #oceandefender
 

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More than 50% of the total municipalities in the Philippines are coastal. #oceandefender www.defendouroceans.org
 

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10 out of the 13 fishing grounds in the Philippines are heavily exploited. www.defendouroceans.org #oceandefender
 

 

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In the Philippines, more than 2 million people depend on fishing as their primary source of income. #oceandefender www.defendouroceans.org
 

 

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The Philippines is among the largest fish producers in the world. But destructive practices are emptying our seas. #oceandefender
 

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64 out of the Philippines’ 80 provinces, as well as the country’s major cities, are coastal. www.defendouroceans.org #oceandefender
 

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Visit the MY Esperanza on its open boat. More details here: http://bit.ly/odshiptour #oceandefender
 

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