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SDG 14: Life Below Water

Ramon Magsaysay Laureates have been working on protecting our oceans and marine life for decades.

The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and it provides food, energy and water. Protecting, preserving, and rehabilitating the oceans might seem like a tall order but Magsaysay Awardee ANGEL C. ALCALA was able to come up with a solution.

ALCALA’s path-breaking research was when he established the Philippines’ first marine protected area (MPA) where he was able to test his 25% Solution theory: if we rehabilitate 25% of coral reefs in a MPA, it will protect 25% of fish species in a given location, resulting in sustainable fish supplies for generations to come.