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 because of its depleted marine resources. To help bring back those resources, the island communities have created marine protected areas encompassing 150 acres. These areas contain mangroves, seagrass beds, and reef slopes.
Seacology is funding guardhouses, motorboats, and radio equipment for enforcement of the preserves, as well as demarcation and mooring buoys. In cooperation with Project Seahorse, Seacology is also providing equipment for organic gardening, organic poultry production, and seaweed production. These initiatives will provide income for people who have relied primarily on fishing. The Seacology grant will also fund as demonstration plots and training for small gardens throughout the villages.