Monday, November 26, 2012

Two Weeks in Manila


Edz and I are spending two weeks in the Philippines.  I'm here to attend meetings related to sharks and Edz is here to watch Filipino television, eat goat food (she calls it something else), and spend time with family.  The meetings will keep me busy about 12 hours every day, so she's going to head to Batangas tomorrow morning.


I was excited to see this poster as I was exiting customs and immigration.  Whale sharks will be one of the issues discussed at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and this poster shows how they are very important to the local tourism economy .  The whale sharks that create jobs here are the same ones that are sometimes killed in the high seas.  If you want to know more, my brilliant team of conservationists drafted this policy statement.

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