Jandayan Island, Philippines

July 2003

Conservation benefit: Enforcement of three existing marine sanctuaries

Community benefit: Support for sustainable alternative livelihoods

Jandayan Island is approximately 120 acres in size with three villages totaling 2,200 people. The island is one of the poorest in the region due to depleted marine resources. The three island communities have created marine protected areas encompassing 150 acres of mangroves, seagrass beds and reef slopes. In exchange, Seacology is providing guardhouses, motorboats and radio equipment for enforcement of the preserves, as well as demarcation and mooring buoys. Additionally, Seacology, in cooperation with Project Seahorse, is providing equipment for organic gardening, organic poultry production and seaweed production as alternative income sources, as well as demonstration plots and training for small gardens throughout the villages.

Project Updates
January 2005
In early 2004 the three marine protected area guardhouses were completed, patrol boats were purchased to provide mobility to the fish wardens manning the guardhouses, and marker buoys were...
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July 2004
Three marine protected area guardhouses in the villages of Handumon, Jandayan Norte and Jandayan Sur were completed. Three patrol boats have been purchased to provide mobility to the fish wardens...
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