Occidental Mindoro News
Apo Reef is a coral reef system in the Philippines situated on the western waters of Occidental Mindoro province in the Mindoro Strait.
It is the world's second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the country.
The Philippines has called on United Nations member-countries to adopt a "bayanihan" or "whole of government approach" in mobilizing financing for global biodiversity conservation programs and initiatives.
Speaking during the recent third United Nations
Environmental Program (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato batted for bigger funding for global biodiversity conservation and protection.
"Recognizing the urgent requirements to address the continued biodiversity loss in the Philippines and parti ...
To start with, Apo Reef Natural Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro should not be confused with Apo Island, in Dauin, Negros Oriental which I visited in 2016.
Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines. The Apo Reef Natural Park consists of the three islands; namely – Apo Island, Apo Menor (Binangaan'; and Cayos del Bajo Tinangkapang).
The largest is Apo Island (22.0) hectares which harbors mangroves and beach vegetations, whereas Binangaan is rocky Iimestone island with relatively few vegetation and Cayos del Bajo (200-300 ...
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Experiencing the Beauty of Apo Reef
Apo Reef is located at the coast of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. It is a popular dive spot because of its magnificent coral reef system. The view captivates your soul and lets you enjoy the serenity of it. You get to relax in its fine white sand with breathtaking scenery and at the same time be adventurous and amazed at the diverse coral species.
What to Enjoy in Apo Reef?
This is a must visit for divers since this is Asia's Largest Reef System. It's surrounding waters and biodiversity is protected and maintained that i ...
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