2019

December (1st – 11th)

Scientific mission

Pangatalan, an experimental site

 

In early December will take place the 3rd scientific mission to deepen the knowledge of the marine environment as pilot studies for the project “Sea Academy” which will begin in 2020. Our partners will be present: ANDROMEDE OCEANOLOGY, CHORUS ACCOUSTIC, ECOCEAN, SEPTENTRION ENVIRONNEMENT, SEASTEM, CORAIL ARTEFACT, SMILO and the AGENCY OF WATER.

September (18th – 28th)

Race for water

Preserve oceans from plastic waste

 

RACE FOR WATER offers innovative solutions to transform plastic wastes into energy. During its mission around the world, the RACE FOR WATER vanguard ship and its crew are invited by Sulubaai Foundation to stop in Puerto Princesa (Palawan, Philippines). A grand opening with students, scientists and local authorities will be broadcast on local television channels.

https://www.raceforwater.org/en/

September (12th-15th)

Lumexplore 

Sulubaaï open the festival with its film

 

Sulubaaï presents its film for the opening of the LUMEXPLORE festival. Since 2016, the Society of French Explorers has organized this festival. For Sulubaai it is a great honor to present his coral restoration work and Pangatalan as an example of sustainable island.

https://lumexplore.com

August 

Corail Artefact

Use lace to save the corals

 

In august Pangatalan MPA will be one of the first sites of experimentation of the CORAIL ARTEFACT method. The goal of CORAIL ARTEFACT project : to demonstrate that lace is a natural material that allows the growth of corals and the regeneration of new coral colonies without harmful impact on the marine environment. The protocol was invented by the artist Jérémy Gobé associated with the National Museum of Natural History, (France) and Scop Fontanille (lace factory) as a service provider.

https://www.corailartefact.com

July (24th – 26th)

Conference Biosphere & Sustainability

Communicate Sulubaaï results

 

Frédéric Tardieu and the two marine biologists from Sulubaaï attended this international conference organized by the PCSD (Palawan Sustainable Development Council). Sulubaaï presents two papers: the first shows the results of a year of coral restoration, the second presents the island of Pangatalan as an example of sustainable development. This international conference was an opportunity to exchange with scientists and politicians.

Sulu-Reef-Prothesis – Sustainable island

July 

Palawan Knowledge Platform for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PKBBSD)

Sulubaaï as member

 

This platform is an online Platform designed as a device for sharing of biodiversity handle by the PCSD (Palawan Council for Sustainable Development). In July, Sulubaaï becomes member of the PKPBSD and will participate, as such, in the reflections and projects about Palawan biodiversity. It is a great recognition for a private foundation to be integrated with the institutional ones. 

Palawan Knowledge Platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

Zero-carbon resort

Sulubaaï awarded as Zero-Carbon

 

The Sulubaaï Foundation is labeled “ZERO-CARBON RESORT” with the best low emissions score among 317 candidate resorts. The ZERO-CARBON RESORT program aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the tourism industry in the Palawan region, notably through the use of solar energy and the introduction of green technologies.

http://cms.zerocarbonresorts.eu

May (20th – 26th)

SMILO Celebrates Islands

Raise awareness among the young generation

 

Sulubaaï raise awareness about sustainability in Depla School by promoting the 6th edition of CELEBRATE ISLANDS organized by SMILO, PIM Initiative and the Conservatoire du littoral to involve small islands worldwide.  The students of Depla School spent a day brainstorming about an ideal sustainable management of their island for the future and presented the result of their reflection. 

http://www.smilo-program.org/en/evenements/celebrate-islands

May (10th)

Visits secondary school class in France

Raise awareness among the young generation

 

Fred Tardieu visited a class from a secondary school in La Ciotat (France) to raise awareness about environmental issues and global warming. This class participates in a biodiversity awareness program and has called itself “the class of new explorers”. The students were very interested in the preservation of the oceans.

May 

Visits high school class in France

Raise awareness among the young generation

 

Frédéric Tardieu visited a high school in Gignac-La-Nerthe (France) to share its experience about Sulubaai Foundation and to present the challenge of coral restoration. The class decided to take action in Sulubaaï coral restoration project : they adopt an artificial reef made of Sulu-Reef-Prothesis on which broken fragments of corals are installed in order to regenerate. Some students from the school will come and meet the local schools surrounding Pangatalan and to learn about the marine environments.

April 

Coral restoration training

To train divers from Singapore 

 

A group of divers from Singapore came to Pangatalan Island to be trained on the protocol of coral restoration implemented in Sulubaaï marine protected area. During few days, the divers discovered the Sulu-Reef-Prothesis and how to select, install and maintain corals fragments on it. They have observed the results of the application of the protocol: survival rate, fixation and growth of coral colonies installed for over a year.

April 

ACCENTURE – CORAil project

To register photographic data

 

ACCENTURE, new partner of Sulubaaï Foundation, installs its special underwater camera in Pangatalan marine protected area. This is the first step of the project that will last few years. The camera is equiped with a software that send a pictures every 5 minutes online. The objective is to identify the fish and their behavior and create a program able to automatically identify fish based on pictures. 

 

 

April 

ACCENTURE invitation in Singapore

A talk about the fish survey in Pangatalan 

 

Sulubaai was invited by the company ACCENTURE in order to explain its survey on fish population living next to the artificial reef including several Sulu-Reef-Prothesis). 

March 

Pangatalan is declared Palawan Hope Spot 

Sulubaaï awarded by Mission Blue

 

Mission Blue declares Pangatalan Island and its marine protected are as “Palawan hope spot”. Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Hope Spots are about recognizing, empowering and supporting individuals and communities around the world in their efforts to protect the ocean. Dr. Sylvia Earle introduced the concept in her 2009 TED talk and since then the idea has inspired millions across the planet.

https://mission-blue.org/hope-spots/

January 

International diving exhibition in Paris

A stand  for Sulubaaï

 

Sulubaaï was present on the stand of the Philippines. Laurent Ballesta came to explain his reportage on the horseshoe crabs of Pangatalan Island. 

 

 

 

2018

December

Pangatalan, sustainable island

Sulubaaï awarded by SMILO

 

SMILO “Small Island Organization” awards the Sulubaai Foundation with the international label for sustainable small island management in recognition of its outstanding work in land restoration, resource management and ecosystem conservation. Pangatalan becomes a true example of a sustainable island for the island of the world.

 

May

Inauguration of a water reservoir in Depla

Sulubaaï helps the local community

 

For the “Celebrate Island” event, the Sulubaai Foundation inaugurates a new water reservoir for the village of Depla. This reservoir, financed by the Sulubaaï Foundation, will allow more than 300 inhabitants to have drinking water directly at home.

April

Diving show, SIngapour

To share its experience

 

During the diving show in Singapore, Sulubaai presents its work on coral restoration in the session dedicated to the conservation of the oceans. 

February

Pangatalan welcomes TARA OCEANS

To meet scientists

 

The scientific research vessel of TARA OCEANS Foundation went to Pangatalan for a week. Its mission was to study the state of coral reefs in response to climate change and the pressure of human activities.

April

Expérimental site

Post-larvae and horseshoe crab

 

Pangatalan hosted ECOCEAN (post-larval studies), ANDROMEDE OCEANOLOGY (coral reef photogrammetry), CHORUS ACOUSTICS (sound recordings of ecosystems) and Laurent Ballesta and his team for a documentary on horseshoe crab.

 

2017

August

Memorandum of Agreement CTI-SEA

Agreement for the sustainable fisheries

 

Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the CTI-SEA (Coral Triangle Initiative – Southeast Asia) to engage in a partnership with the Taytay Fisheries Committee and the local government for the protection of specific areas in Shark Fin Bay.

 

 

 

July

Inauguration of the foundation

Our two ambassadors 

 

Official launch of our foundation with our two ambassadors: Guillaume Néry (free diving World Champion) and Odessa Bugarin (free diver mermaid actively involved in the conservation of marine environments). The event took place on Pangatalan Island with the collaboration of the Taytay Municipality, Freediving Planet, Ministry of Tourism and Studio H2O.

May

SMILO Celebrate Islands

Cleaning Depla’s coastline

 

For the festival “Celebrate Islands”, the Sulubaai Foundation organized coastal cleanings in Depla, Silanga and Sandoval. A large number of people participated and 2,500 kg of waste was collected.

 

2016

Creation of the marine protected area

46 hectares protected

 

Covering an area of 46 ha, PIMPA is defined as a “no-take zone”: an area in which no fishing neither spearfishing activities are permitted.

Creation of the SRP (Sulu-Reef-Prothesis)

Artificial reefs to help corals on rubble fields

 

Sulu-Reef Prothesis (SRP) are durable reinforced concrete structures that support corals in order to restore a reef structure in rubble, where coral where destroyed by dynamite fishing. Corals installed on SRPs are fragments of unstable colonies.

Start of the restoration of mangrove

9000 plants, 12 species

 

9000 plants were planted. After restoration the mangroves of the island of Pangatalan are diversified with 12 species. These ecosystems not only house marine life, they also prevent the flow of sediments to coral reefs and increase the stability of the coast.