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
Archipelago, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is "a sea or stretch of water having many islands." The word could have been invented for the Philippines: 7,107 islands strewn across 2,200,000 square kilometers of ocean.
It?s no wonder that images of dreamy beaches and crystal waters dominate the perception of foreigners of the country that is touted as "Pearl of the Orient Seas." Beneath the waves of its coastal waters is an Eden-like vista.
There are three major types of coral reefs, according to Dr. Angel C. Alcala, former head of the Department of Environment and Natural Re ...
The DENR-7 has proposed to declare the Danajon Double Reef as a protected area.
PENRO Nestor Canda said that aside from the conservation and protection of marine species, Danajon Double Reef also has a big potential for tourism activities.
He said that Danajon is known as a breeding site of marine animals, especially sea snakes.
Canda urged the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, and Leyte, to come up with an agreement in protecting the said area.
Since the area has not been declared as marine protected, illegal mode of fishing are rampant in the site.
Danajon spans 97 miles along the isl ...
The Danajon Bank in the central Philippines was once a geologic treasure chest brimming with marine life. It is the only double barrier reef in the Philippines and one of only six double barrier reefs in the world. Overfishing depleted stocks by 240 percent since 1960, according to one recent study, driving fishermen to more and more desperate measures in the hunt for dwindling numbers of fish.
As fish declined, the number of nets set in waters to catch them increased. It didn't take long for discarded fishing nets to pile up by the ton on beaches and in gnarled root wells in the mangroves. ...
What YOU Can Do:
Reduce your carbon footprint: Ride your bike or walk to work, and use public transportation or share a ride whenever possible. Committing to it, even just once a week, is a consistent contribution that reduces fossil fuel use.
??"1Frame4Nature is a collection of images and stories from around the globe of your personal connection to nature. However small, when combined with the actions of others, your individual actions can impact real and tangible outcomes for the preservation of our planet. Submit your story now!
iLCP Fellow Michael Ready's 1Frame4Nature: A Vessel ...
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 ...
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 ...