Danajon Bank Reef

Getafe, Bohol

Danajon Bank is one of only six double barrier reefs in the world, running for 156 km in the Central Visayas. A very rare geological formation, it comprises two sets of large coral reefs that formed offshore on a submarine ridge due to a combination of favorable tidal currents and coral growth in the area. It is home to a vast array of commercially valuable reef fishes, shellfish, crustaceans and ...

invertebrates. Its extensive seagrass beds are nursery and feeding grounds for various species of rabbitfish and sea horses, while its mangroves are spawning habitats for crustaceans, shrimps and various fishes.

Danajon Bank Double Barrier Reef News

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    1Frame4Nature A Vessel Of Life In The Philippine Seas

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  • Bohol Kicks Off Countrys Mangrove Recovery Program

    Bohol Kicks Off Countrys Mangrove Recovery Program

    The struggle to regain the 300,000 square hectares of mangroves which the country lost in the last 500 years gets a good headstart as fisherfolks and people's organizations of Danajon Bank specifically Banacon Island presents the 3,760 hectares of mangroves the communities here have planted since 1957.

    In return, when the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been funding reforestation projects under its National Greening Program (NGP), Banacon mangrove planters get the promise of more funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

    GCF is a unique global initiative establi ...

  • Philippines US Manufacturer Aims To Improve 1 Million Lives By Recycling Fishing Nets

    Philippines US Manufacturer Aims To Improve 1 Million Lives By Recycling Fishing Nets

    Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear ??" including nets ??" makes up about 10 percent of marine waste globally, but an Atlanta-based manufacturer is embarking on a large-scale cleanup effort while helping impoverished fishermen earn extra income to improve the lives of 1 million people by 2020.

    Through the Net-Works programme, U.S.-based Interface Inc, one of the world's largest carpet tile manufacturers, has enabled community members of some of the Philippines' most under-served fishing villages to gather and sell discarded nets, with the aim of restoring the environment and ...

  • A Plea To Go Easy On Lapu-Lapu

    A Plea To Go Easy On Lapu-Lapu

    Visit a local Chinese restaurant and you will most likely see an aquarium filled with live lapu-lapu, waiting for a diner's beckoning. Popular for its mild sweet flavor, lapu-lapu??"whether steamed, fried or sautéed??"is a staple in these restaurants' menus.

    Unfortunately, this fish and its family is slowly diminishing.

    In a recently published study by Haribon Foundation and Newcastle University UK under the Darwin Initiative Project 19-020, "Responding to Fish Extirpations in the Global Marine Epicenter of Shorefish Diversity", the Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) locally known ...

  • The Essence Of NIPAS Act

    The Essence Of NIPAS Act

    Foundation calls to enact expanded act now
    As defined by Republic Act (RA) 7586, or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992, protected areas are "identified portions of land and water set aside by reason of their unique physical and biological significance, managed to enhance biological diversity and protected against destructive human exploitation."

    But beyond the legal definition, let us not forget that primarily, these are natural ecosystems that provide life-giving services.

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  • Danajon Bank Marine Biodiversity Could Drive Ecotourism

    Danajon Bank Marine Biodiversity Could Drive Ecotourism

    Off the coast of northern Bohol Island in the Philippines lies 90 miles of coral reefs and seaweed farms, known as Danajon Bank. Seaweed farming is one of the last remaining sources of income for many local communities.

    Danajon Bank was once home to one of the most diverse marine life regions in the world. Decades of over fishing, unsafe fishing practices and over development have reduced the aquatic population, and many species are now endangered.

    The decline in marine life jeopardizes the local communities that rely on fishing for food and income. Just over half of the fishing in the P ...