Burgos Marine Sanctuary

Cortes, Surigao del Sur

Burgos Marine Sanctuary is located in Burgos,Cortes, Surigao del Sur and has a size of 75 hectare.

Burgos Marine Fish Sanctuary News

  • Cortes Town In Surigao Del Sur Has Countrys Cleanest Coastline

    Cortes Town In Surigao Del Sur Has Countrys Cleanest Coastline

    Its a sunny morning in the fishing village of Burgos, and the narrow banca is gliding past a maze of fish corrals towards a guardhouse in the middle of lush beds of seagrass. Colored flags flutter in the cool breeze, marking the boundary of the marine sanctuary. In the depths of the clear waters are healthy coral reefs, and thick mangrove forests line the shore.

    For the third year in a row, Barangay Burgos has won the best marine sanctuary award in the town of Cortes, and it is easy to see why. The 67-hectare protected area is a no-take zone, which means fishing is only allowed outside the ...

  • Surigao Fishersfolk Protect Marine Sanctuaries By Heart

    Surigao Fishersfolk Protect Marine Sanctuaries By Heart

    Fishersfolk of this wide coastal town have been collectively guarding their rich marine sanctuaries and fishing grounds with heartfelt dedication.

    No wonder this once virtually unknown town gained national prominence when it became the first grand winner of sustainable coastal management competition besting other finalists in the efforts in protecting and conserving their marine environments.

    Endowed with 56,000 hectares of municipal waters which is much larger than its 13,059 hectares of land area, the residents commitment to safeguard their marine preservation areas (MPAs) in recent ye ...

  • Women Warriors Of The Burgos Sanctuary

    Women Warriors Of The Burgos Sanctuary

    The Burgos Birds and Fish Sanctuary in Surigao Del Sur brought to light the valuable contribution of women in the fishing industry through promoting active participation in the management of marine protected areas and a booming dried fish enterprise.

    The Burgos Birds & Fish Sanctuary was managed by the KAAMPAKA (Kadagatan Ampingan Pagmata Katawhan), which is duly registered in the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE). It was founded by only five fishermen in 1997 and has since increased in membership reaching 40 strong members today including women.

    These women voluntarily guard the M ...

  • FlashbackThe Guardians Of The Burgos Bird And Fish Sanctuary

    FlashbackThe Guardians Of The Burgos Bird And Fish Sanctuary

    I was browsing the net this morning and happy to land at the website of Haribon Foundation and learned that a local group of fishermen in Cortes, Surigao del Sur, the Kadagatan Ampingan Pagmata Katawhan (the awakening of people to protect the sea) or KAAMPAKA is still working ??" and doing more works to protect their marine sanctuary. With this, I am requesting you to visit this page and find out how you can also help them in helping our environment to bounce back.

    With this, I am also recalling this article I have written about the good yet challenging works that they are doing. Be inspire ...

  • Mothers Manage Marine Protected Area

    Mothers Manage Marine Protected Area

    Patrolling marine protected areas daily is not an easy task, and doing it without daily wage is a sacrifice not many would make. However that's exactly what the women in Cortes, Surigao del Sur, are doing as volunteers. As mothers, they saw the value of guarding the sea for their families and future generations' survival.

    It all started when the women wanted to augment their family income by catching fish through traditional yet effective fish traps or what the locals call bunsod.

    Bunsod allowed women to stay in the coastline to catch fish while men went to sea. To help them acquire the ...