Event Announcement: IMLOS Symposium on Trashing Paradise: Philippine Coastal Tourism, Marine Pollution and the Law on April 10, 2018

Trashing Paradise_EventbritePopular beach destinations such as Boracay, Panglao, and El Nido have recently been the subject of intense scrutiny due to reports that, from an ecological standpoint, they are rapidly approaching the point of no return. This is mainly due to poor regulation of tourism development in these coastal areas, which stem from a failure to consider the strict application of relevant laws.
 
In line with this, the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea will be holding a symposium entitled Trashing Paradise: Philippine Coastal Tourism, Marine Pollution and the Law, on April 10, 2018, 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM, at the 1/F Conference Room, Bocobo Hall.
 
This symposium aims to raise awareness of the links between coastal tourism and ocean ecology, as well as the urgent need to take action before the damage becomes irreversible. There is a need to understand how laws like the Clean Water Act, and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act can help preserve the country's coastal areas and prevent their further deterioration.
 
Speakers:
 
Atty. Gloria Ramos | Vice President, Oceana
 
Dr. Miguel Fortes | Professor, UP Marine Science Institute
 
Engr. Eligio Ildefonso | Executive Director, National Solid Waste Management Commission
 
Atty. Maria Paz Luna | Undersectary for Manila Bay Concerns and other Water Concerns, Department of Environment and Natural Resources