Daanbantayan at the tip of Cebu Island has been identified as a Key Marine Biodiversity Area. Daanbantayan is a marine key biodiversity area known for its abundant coastal and marine resources with at least four species of sharks and six species of rays. Daanbantayan's main livelihood is tourism, and thresher sharks and manta rays are the main attractions.
Daanbantayan Key Marine Biodiversity Area News
Cebuano marine conservationists are calling on the international community to include thresher sharks in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) this September.
Based on its website, CITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
The discussion yesterday between Save Philippine Seas, Greenpeace, Migo sa Iho organization, Cebu Provincial Government, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-7 resulted to a ...
Leading voices in Philippine conservation are calling on the global community to protect thresher sharks in the upcoming Conference of Parties (CoP) 17 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) this September 2016.
Conservationists from Save Sharks Network Philippines, joined by the Provincial Government of Cebu, the Municipality of Daanbantayan, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office of Cebu, gathered in the BFAR Region 7 office in Cebu on April 19 to discuss the importance of protecting thresher sharks ...
Professional diving instructor Al Bernard Coyoca was found floating in the waters off the coast of Daanbantayan, north Cebu with bloodshot eyes, facial scratches, and broken limbs ??" just like a dynamited fish.
The police blotter said he may have drowned. But an autopsy report later showed he sustained "traumatic injuries to the head and trunk compatible with blast incidence."
Coyoca's death on Sept. 30 has angered the divers community and given a new face to the problem of dynamite or blast fishing, and its impact on scuba divers and the tourism industry.
Karen Chan, executive di ...
A lot of travelers come to Daanbantayan because its the jump-off point to Malapascua Island, a famous dive destination. But while most would gladly take the 20-minute or so boat trip to see white sands and frolic with marine creatures, there are some interesting sights that might pique your interest in the mainland.
Daanbantayan is the northernmost province of Cebu, and getting there takes about three to four hours, depending on traffic conditions. Of course, the most popular destination in the municipality has to be Maya, the northernmost point of Cebu where boats are docked to take travel ...
The local government of Daanbantayan, Cebu has banned the catching and trading of sharks and rays in the Monad Shoal and Gato Islet after it declared the area as a shark and ray sanctuary.
Mayor Augusto Corro of Daanbantayan, Cebu issued Executive Order 16-2015 for the declaration of the area as a shark and ray sanctuary.
"Daanbantayan is a marine key biodiversity area known for its abundant coastal and marine resources with at least four species of sharks and six species of rays," part of the order read.
Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) head Czareem Jo ...
Two dive sites in Daanbantayan town were declared Shark and Ray sanctuaries of the Province of Cebu.
Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro first signed Executive Order No. 16 series of 2015 on June 2 declaring Monad Shoal and Gato Island off Malapascua Island as sanctuaries.
Monad Shoal, a 184-hectare dive site, is located about 30 minutes from Malapascua Island. Gato Island, a 123-hectare dive site, is 45 minutes away.
Both locations are world renowned dive sites and home to rare marine species, which include thresher sharks, whitetip sharks, manta rays and devil rays.
The launch yest ...