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

  • Exploring Conservation Island

    Exploring Conservation Island

    Their primer says it all: "Danjugan is not a resort."

    Danjugan Island Marine Reserve & Marine Sanctuary is an island that just about every aspiring travel writer would want to have a selfie in.

    Located off a rough road in Barangay Bulata in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Danjugan (pronounced Danhugan) is a 43-hectare island that is just 1.5 kilometers long and 0.5 kilometer at its widest. But it has five lagoons, batcaves, a resident reticulated python that hangs out at the batcave, mangrove forest with not a single trash caught in its root systems, limestone forest, seagrass beds, coral ga ...

  • 2019 Bucket List: 6 Stunning Nature Destinations In The Philippines

    2019 Bucket List: 6 Stunning Nature Destinations In The Philippines

    Looking for a place (or 6) to visit in 2019?

    When it comes to breathtaking natural scenery and beaches, the likes of Palawan and Batanes usually come to mind. The Philippines, though, with its thousands of islands and mountains, has far more to offer.

    Here are some not-so-usual destinations you might want to consider for your next nature trip.


    Once known as the "Land of the Howling Winds" as it lies along the pathway of typhoons, Catanduanes is now known as "Happy Island," with its windswept rolling green hills, storm-sculpted gray cliffs, and white beaches with waves ...

  • 7 Reasons Why Danjugan Island Is A Model Of Nature Conservation

    7 Reasons Why Danjugan Island Is A Model Of Nature Conservation

    Off the coachof Cauyan in Ngeros Occidental, situates a 45-hectare islet teeming with a rich set of biodiversity.

  • 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 ...