Apo Island, Philippines, a succesful community run marine protected area

55 images Created 13 Feb 2017

Apo Island in the Philippines is known as one of the most successful community run marine protected areas. It's been protected since the 80's when destructive fishing methods were the norm and the locals could hardly survive of their fish catch. After years of proper protection the reefs revived and the provides plenty of fish for the local community. Dive tourism has also take off which provides another source of income for the people at Apo Island. For more images of this amazing place search are archives for Apo Island.
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