Danjugan Island Sanctuary

Cauayan, Negros Occidental

DIMRS is located in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. In 1994, the owners of Danjugan decided to sell a tree that was home to a nesting pair of white breasted sea eagles. This provoked a group to offer to buy the island, and in 1994, the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation was created. The foundation manages three areas around the island that were granted Protected Area status in 2000 ...

. In 2002 the sanctuary was awarded as the Philippines Best Managed Reef by the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research.

Danjugan Island Marine Reserve and Sanctuary News

  • Hope Is Our Currency

    Hope Is Our Currency

    Hopelessness will not drive people into action. With the issues we all share and deeply care about - stronger typhoons, rising seas, unsustainable food production and wastage, encroaching of development in protected areas and vulnerable coasts, and plastic choking our waterways and flooding our streets - we may feel hopeless.

    Some of us will feel frustrated and angry for many valid reasons. Why are corporations not cleaning up after their business? Why is government not providing us enough service? Why cannot we build a society that works together for solutions?

    We need to see our brothe ...

  • Negros Budget Travel Guide (With Itinerary Expenses And Top Attractions)

    Negros Budget Travel Guide (With Itinerary Expenses And Top Attractions)

    Grab a Philippine map and look for that boot-like shape island, that definitely is NEGROS, which is situated between the islands of Panay (to its left, where Boracay is) and Cebu (to its right). Its location tells you that as far as tourism goes, Negros has quite a competition so it is often left out by travelers. However, like its neighboring islands in the Visayas, Negros is a hundred-attraction offering that caters to different points of interest - from beaches, historic sites, nature areas, and architectural buildings. Some of it are still underdeveloped and remain off the beaten trail, an ...

  • The Gems Of Cauayan

    The Gems Of Cauayan

    The municipality of Cauayan is the place where I spent my childhood summers, enjoying my vacation with relatives and relishing the sea almost every day. This summer, I went back to Cauayan for a different reason, to marvel at its beauty from a different perspective and to learn from what it can teach me.

    This town in the southern part of Negros Occidental is making waves because of its beautiful beaches. More than that, there is a positive thing happening here that is worthy of emulating. In Barangay Bulata, there are two particular attractions that have captured the attention and awareness ...

  • Danjugan Island Marine Sanctuary Philippines, Cauayan, Negros Occidental

    We travel from Sipalay to Danjugan Island, in Cauayan. A beautiful marine sanctuary, perfect for a day trip!


    I did a tour thats arranged. I believe its not even allowed to go around the island without a guide, but correct me if I am wrong!

    Its p1950 per head, including lunch and snacks, the boatride to the island and back to the shore. Note youll still need to go to the pick up point by tricycle. From Takatuka this was 300 pesos one way (so 600 back and forth). If you make friends and get into the tour together it will be cheaper ;)

    Island is very small o ...

  • Questions Of Science And Progress 1st Of 2 Parts

    Questions Of Science And Progress 1st Of 2 Parts

    Sitting at a bus terminal or a boarding gate of an airport, you sometimes look around at the busy-ness around you, or you steal glances at a wall clock.

    So many people and vehicles are coming and going, departing and arriving, on time or running late, and calm or rushed. You could say were always moving heading somewhere. Where? Why?

    These existential questions may not be asked out in the open because of a perceived preference for our pragmatic, more immediate concerns. But isnt finding answers for direction and meaning a basic human effort?

    In the last two weeks, I witnessed what I ...

  • Baby Shark

    Baby Shark

    Some of you must already be sick of hearing the song "Baby Shark." I remember the first time I heard it was during one of Danjugan Islands Marine and Wildlife Camps, before the song became viral. It was silly and we had quite a laugh dancing to it all summer. I didnt expect to be hearing it everywhere now!

    But even if the Baby Shark craze wears out as all fads do, I think its a good thing that sharks are in popular culture and in the consciousness of young kids (and adults!). It is a good starting point for discussions on the true nature of sharks their roles in marine ecosystems and the pl ...