We’re almost there! As of this writing, our project Redeem The Reef over at The Spark Project is more than 77% funded. We just need a few more good souls to help us out.
What is Redeem the Reef?
To learn more about our campaign to redeem the reef, watch this video.
What is the Verde Island Passage?
The Verde Island Passage is home to over 300 species of coral. Considered the largest concentration of corals in the country, and possibly, the whole world, this strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro is one of the richest in marine biodiversity on the planet.
This area’s richness has made it a popular destination for dive enthusiasts, a source of livelihood for fishermen, and has been considered as a candidate to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The seas of Batangas, a majority of which are within the Verde Island Passage are now in peril. Fish population and coral growth have dwindled. The seas and coastline have been severely degraded by unsustainable fishing practices and commercial vessels which anchor anywhere and damage corals. Signs of degradation are everywhere due to both natural and man-made causes. Garbage and trash mostly non-biodegradable plastic, end up in the coastline. A barren sea floor where corals used to be is a result of damage dealt by human mistakes. The reefs need our help!!!
Why are we crowdfunding?
We want to build on the momentum of what we have started: to deploy more substrates and lay down more Giant Clams. With your contribution we can help reverse the damage done to our coral reefs, improve the marine biodiversity of our seas, and eventually provide livelihood to our seaside communities. We want to spread the advocacy for Redeeming the Reefs through education and social development. This project is not just cosmetic, because the positive interconnection between the corals, clams and fish, will help save the oceans and thus save the earth!!!
Save the Reef, Adopt a Giant Clam!
Back our project by clicking on this link. Thank you!