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Sumilon & SPCRMA in Cebu wins back-to-back championship during the 2021 Para El Mar MPA Awards

Sumilon & SPCRMA in Cebu wins back-to-back championship during the 2021 Para El Mar MPA Awards

Sumilon Island Sanctuary and the Southeast Cebu Coastal Resource Management Council (SCCRMC) wins first place in competetions for the Best locally managed MPAs and the Most Outstanding MPA network during the 2021 Para El Mar MPA Awards.

Sumilon Island Sanctuary is the first locally established marine protected area (MPA) in the Philippines, established in 1974 covering at least 39 hectares. Sumilon Island Sanctuary was also awarded as the Saviours of the Sea Recognition, a special award from the Philippine National Police Maritime Group in this year’s Para El Mar Awards 2021.

We would also like to congratulate one of our partners, Olang Marine Sanctuary for making it to the Top 5!Congratulations to Sumilon Island, SCCRMC and Olang Marine Sanctuary!

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