Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute — Philippines (2017)


The Philippines Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape (ALPLS) is a popular snorkeling and diving destination for turtle-dedicated tourism. LAMAVE conducts research on turtle habitat use and tourism interactions and has photo-identified dozens of green and hawksbill turtles. A 2017 SWOT grant helped deploy time-depth recorder tags and expand on LAMAVE’s past studies to include new partner NGOs and government agencies with the aim of establishing more sustainable tourism practices.