Our underwater world is under tremendous pressure – too much garbage and litter, especially plastic is being thrown in, and too many fish are being fished out. Only 0,1 percent of the seas are covered by coral reefs, yet these fragile reefs are home to an astounding 25% of all marine species. Situated in the middle of the coral triangle, the Philippines is the centre of the centre of biodiversity. With 7000 islands it has a collective stretch of shoreline longer than any other nation in the World. This means that these islands have more coastal reefs than anywhere else in the world, making it the frontline of the fight for preservation of our underwater world.
We are Marine Conservation Philippines, a non-profit organisation based in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Through marine research, education, local outreach and direct conservation efforts we fight to change the current situation before it is too late. We dream of a future and of a sea where our kids and their kids can still see grazing sea-turtles and sharks and where coastal communities have adequate fish-stocks for the next generations.
We welcome your help. Join us as a volunteer, learn scientific diving and study marine biology, help us campaign and meet likeminded people from all over the world.