Documentary on TV Canal +

Energy Observer, messengers of the Earth


Presented on the occasion of the COP 25, the documentary “Energy observer, the messengers of the Earth” presents communities that are committed to the preservation of biodiversity around the world such as those of the Shark Fin Bay with the support of the Sulubai Foundation. 



2 Marine protected areas kick-off

in Depla et Sandoval villages 


As the first stage of the Sea Academy project, the villages Depla and Sandoval officially signed their agreement for the creation of two marine protected areas of 50 ha each. Each community will be in charge to manage its marine protected area. 



Trophées des français d’Asie-Océanie

Innovation award


Sulubaaï receives the award of innovation during the celebration of the trophy of French expatriates in Asia and Oceania. This award was given by the French Embassy of Singapour. It rewards the innovation initiative of Sulubaai Foundation in the Sea Academy project being launched. 


October (14th – 18th)

3rd annual meeting SMILO

Annual report of small islands 


SULUBAAI FOUNDATION presented its annual report during the 3rd annual meeting of SMILO (Small Islands Organization) which took place in Porquerolles island (France). As last year former laureate, Sulubaai was chosen to award a prize to Tavolara Island . 

3rd annual meeting SMILO

October (10th)

Clean-Up Day in Sandoval High School

Raise awareness about plastic waste 


Sulubaaï Foundation organized a campaign on waste, particularly plastics, among students at Sandoval High School (Palawan, Philippines). The two marine biologists from Sulubaai presented the problem of plastics in the oceans, then it was the students’ turn to present their art works and reflections on the subject. The event ended with a garbage collection in the village of Sandoval, especially around the river.


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.


September (12th-15th)


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.



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. This project was initiated by the artist Jérémy Gobé associated with the National Museum of Natural History, (France) and Scop Fontanille (lace factory) as a service provider.


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


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








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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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). 


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.



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.