MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
Although Zamboanguita is one of the poorer municipalities of Negros Oriental, it is trying very hard to protect it’s marine resources. A comprehensive “Coastal Resource Management” (CRM) plan has been made and several Marine Protected Areas have been established in the last ten years. Unfortunately hope and a lot of the hard work was destroyed by typhoons, causing some of the protected areas to fall back into unmanaged areas. This will hopefully change in the near future as the will is there from the municipality and local people to change this and we can hopefully help them.
Below is additional info on some of the closest MPAs, as well as a map of some of the marine protected areas listed in the CRM plan.