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Petition claiming underwater Nickelodeon park would destroy marine life reaches 130,000 signatures
POSTED 11 Jan 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
More than 130,000 people have signed a petition against the development of an underwater theme park in Palawan, Philippines, stating the project would destroy the marine habitat it is claiming to protect.

Palawan, which is widely recognised the Philippines' last ecological frontier, would become home to the Coral World Park, which uses Nickelodeon IPs, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to “encourage ocean protection.”

“By building artificial structures, you will undeniably damage and disrupt Palawan's marine ecosystems,” said the petition. “If you are sincere and serious about marine conservation, the money allocated for the underwater theme park should be invested in marine protected areas, sustainable livelihoods for local communities, and environmental education programs.

“For a channel that targets children, Nickelodeon is setting a terrible example to the younger generation by taking away their right to enjoy our natural resources. We don't need an underwater theme park – our underwater life is fascinating, entertaining, and educational on its own.”

According to a press release from Viacom – the parent company of Nickelodeon – the resort would open in 2020 and feature restaurants and lounges six meters below sea level, with 1sq km of the 4sq km development dedicated to the Nickelodeon park.

"We are taking very, very careful measures to ensure that the biodiversity is kept intact," said Coral World Park chair, Paul Monozca, speaking to AFP.

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development – a government organisation – said the project had yet to be approved, and that Viacom had not been in contact in regards to a project application. Environment secretary Gina Lopez has also said via Twitter that she “won’t allow” the underwater theme park to be developed.
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Petition claiming underwater Nickelodeon park would destroy marine life reaches 130,000 signatures
POSTED 11 Jan 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
More than 130,000 people have signed a petition against the development of an underwater theme park in Palawan, Philippines, stating the project would destroy the marine habitat it is claiming to protect.

Palawan, which is widely recognised the Philippines' last ecological frontier, would become home to the Coral World Park, which uses Nickelodeon IPs, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to “encourage ocean protection.”

“By building artificial structures, you will undeniably damage and disrupt Palawan's marine ecosystems,” said the petition. “If you are sincere and serious about marine conservation, the money allocated for the underwater theme park should be invested in marine protected areas, sustainable livelihoods for local communities, and environmental education programs.

“For a channel that targets children, Nickelodeon is setting a terrible example to the younger generation by taking away their right to enjoy our natural resources. We don't need an underwater theme park – our underwater life is fascinating, entertaining, and educational on its own.”

According to a press release from Viacom – the parent company of Nickelodeon – the resort would open in 2020 and feature restaurants and lounges six meters below sea level, with 1sq km of the 4sq km development dedicated to the Nickelodeon park.

"We are taking very, very careful measures to ensure that the biodiversity is kept intact," said Coral World Park chair, Paul Monozca, speaking to AFP.

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development – a government organisation – said the project had yet to be approved, and that Viacom had not been in contact in regards to a project application. Environment secretary Gina Lopez has also said via Twitter that she “won’t allow” the underwater theme park to be developed.
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Petition claiming underwater Nickelodeon park would destroy marine life reaches 130,000 signatures
POSTED 11 Jan 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
More than 130,000 people have signed a petition against the development of an underwater theme park in Palawan, Philippines, stating the project would destroy the marine habitat it is claiming to protect.

Palawan, which is widely recognised the Philippines' last ecological frontier, would become home to the Coral World Park, which uses Nickelodeon IPs, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to “encourage ocean protection.”

“By building artificial structures, you will undeniably damage and disrupt Palawan's marine ecosystems,” said the petition. “If you are sincere and serious about marine conservation, the money allocated for the underwater theme park should be invested in marine protected areas, sustainable livelihoods for local communities, and environmental education programs.

“For a channel that targets children, Nickelodeon is setting a terrible example to the younger generation by taking away their right to enjoy our natural resources. We don't need an underwater theme park – our underwater life is fascinating, entertaining, and educational on its own.”

According to a press release from Viacom – the parent company of Nickelodeon – the resort would open in 2020 and feature restaurants and lounges six meters below sea level, with 1sq km of the 4sq km development dedicated to the Nickelodeon park.

"We are taking very, very careful measures to ensure that the biodiversity is kept intact," said Coral World Park chair, Paul Monozca, speaking to AFP.

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development – a government organisation – said the project had yet to be approved, and that Viacom had not been in contact in regards to a project application. Environment secretary Gina Lopez has also said via Twitter that she “won’t allow” the underwater theme park to be developed.
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Ground broken on China's US$1.85bn Nickelodeon resort


Viacom, the Sanshui New Town Management Committee and Elite Global Group have broken ground on a US$1.85bn (€1.69bn, £1.24bn) Nickelodeon-branded cultural resort, set to open in Foshan, Southern China by 2020.
Nickelodeon plans indoor theme park as part of US$5bn US mega mall


Nickelodeon has unveiled plans to build the largest indoor amusement park in the western hemisphere as part of New Jersey’s under-construction American Dream Meadowlands mall and leisure complex.
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Nickelodeon is bringing its first branded FEC to the UK as Parques Reunidos and Viacom team up with intu to develop the attraction at Lakeside in Essex.
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Viacom is teaming up with Parques Reunidos to bring the first Nickelodeon FECs to Europe, with the first of these opening in Spain in 2017.
 


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