Dude, Whale Sharks Aren't Surfboards! Target: Philippines' Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Sponsored by: Susan Vaughan Whale sharks are being put at risk from human contact. BBC video ...
Dude, Whale Sharks Aren't Surfboards! Target: Philippines' Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Sponsored by: Susan Vaughan Whale sharks are being put at risk from human contact. BBC video footage shows swimmers in shallow water leaning on one fish like it was a huge inflated float and a girl standing on another as if it were a surfboard.
This happened in Cebu where a whale shark was moved close to shore so it could be freed from a fishing net. Those involved became aware of their mistake only after the public responded with outrage.
But elsewhere in the Philippines, locals are feeding the sharks to lure them closer to shore to attract tourists. This is creating risks from boat injuries and disruption of migration patterns, as well as from human contact.
These gentle giants have long been popular with divers who love swimming alongside them. However, the rules to “keep a distance and don’t touch” need better exposure. Concern over extinction has moved Maldives toward an effort to protect and monitor these creatures. The Philippines should join the effort to make sure all understand the need to limit hum... more
Right now, designing a solar power installation generally means figuring out how to orient flat or angled panels so that they’ll capture the most light. Or the panels are put onto expensive, swiveling mounts, which move the panels over the day to track the sun. But a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a different theory about how to best design solar power systems—by using solar panels to build three-dimensional structures.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2006 was awarded to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. This is a short clip about the life and work of M...
Social business is a cause-driven business. In a social business, the investors/owners can gradually recoup the money invested, but cannot take any dividend beyond that point. Purpose of the investmen...
Social business is a cause-driven business. In a social business, the investors/owners can gradually recoup the money invested, but cannot take any dividend beyond that point. Purpose of the investment is purely to achieve one or more social objectives through the operation of the company, no personal gain is desired by the investors. The company must cover all costs and make profit, at the same time achieve the social objective, such as, healthcare for the poor, housing for the poor, financial services for the poor, nutrition for malnourished children, providing safe drinking water, introducing renewable energy, etc. in a business way.
The impact of the business on people or environment, rather the amount of profit made in a given period measures the success of social business. Sustainability of the company indicates that it is running as a business. The objective of the company is to achieve social goal/s.