The Philippines are saturated by NGO people coming with dramatic stories on protection of animals: NONE OF THE MARINE MOLLUSKS is endangered in the Philippines, we even do not KNOW half of them.
I'm quite sick of scientists that know close to nothing and coming from the west here declaring that the Philippines are POLLUTED !!! There is not even one hundred km polluted out of 36000 km of coast. I wonder which country can tell that in the west.
I'm now busy lobbying already for weeks because of a few poachers of corals: they want to prohibit ALL sealife. Corals "grow" by 460 containers A DAY in the Philippines, but because of all the NGOs they want to punish all science.
Thanks to ecologists, we will NEVER KNOW 70% of the land fauna already. They now start with the marine things of which we know only 50%.