Marivic G. Pajaro received her BSc from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos with a major in Zoology. She spent two years as research assistant at the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute then moved on to work with a non-government organization, the Haribon Foundation for Conservation of Natural Resources. She was involved in various community-based marine conservation projects as researcher and team leader at Haribon. These included projects such as training ornamental fish collectors some alternatives to sodium cyanide use, environmental education in fishing communities, documentation of marine protected areas in the Philippines and survey of coastal areas affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. She was the Philippines national coordinator for Project Seahorse (now also known as Project Seahorse Foundation for Marine Conservation, Inc.) before coming to Canada. She is presently pursuing her PhD at the Department of Resource Management and Environmental Studies doing a study on the biological, social and economic indicators of success in community-managed marine protected areas under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Vincent.
Pajaro, M.G., C.M. Nozawa, M. Lavides and S. Gutierrez, 2000. Status of marine protected areas in the Philippines: better management of coral reefs and the coastal areas in the tropics. Paper presented at the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, October 23-27, 2000, Bali, Indonesia.
Pajaro, M.G. 1994. Using education to stop destructive fishing practices: a partial success in several communities. In: White, A. Zietlin-Hale, L. Renard, R. and Cortesi, L. (eds). Collaborative and Community-Based Managemetn of Coral Reefs: Lessons from Experience. Kumarian Press, Ic. 130 p.
Pajaro, M.G. 1992. Alternatives to cyanide use in aquarium fish collection: a community-based approach. Sea Wind 6(3):2-7, 1992.
Perante, N.C., M.G. Pajaro, J.J. Meeuwig and A.C.J. Vincent. 2002. Biology of a seahorse species, Hippocampus comes in the central Philippines. Journal of Fish Biology 60(4): 821-837.
Salamanca, A.M. and M.G. Pajaro. 1996. The utilization of seashells in the Philippines. Traffic Bulletin 16(2):61-72.
Vincent, A.C.J. & M.G. Pajaro. 1997. Community-based management for a sustainable seahorse fishery. In The 2nd World Fisheries Congress (Hancock, D.A., Smith, D.C., Grant A. & Beumer, J.P. eds.), pp. 761-766. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.