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The Heart of Marine Biodiversity: Saving the Verde Island Passage

  • Shedd Aquarium 1200 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

The science behind the discovery of the amazing concentration of marine biodiversity in the Philippines is clear to biologists and non-scientists alike. This global wonder is at risk from numerous threats but conservation effort in the Verde Island Passage showcase the determination to preserve this natural heritage. This program will highlight the discovery of the “center of the center” of marine biodiversity, recent successes in marine conservation in the Verde Island Passage and the need for these efforts to continue.

This presentation will also highlight how the SEA-VIP Institute will use Science, Education, and Advocacy programs to empower local stakeholders to preserve the marine biodiversity resources in the Verde Island Passage.  Come discover the amazing beauty, crucial importance, and delicate fragility of this very important marine corridor!

$10 per person. Ticket required for entry. Limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be available shortly. Visit here for more details.