PROTECT PANAON ISLAND CORAL REEFS!
It may be in near pristine condition, but Panaon Island’s coral reefs are threatened likewise by plastic pollution, illegal fishing activities, and the increasing number of crown-of-thorns starfish.
We have to act fast to save the remaining good and excellent coral reefs of Panaon Island. It lies directly on the pathway of storms and extreme weather systems that render the coastal communities at high risk to climate change. The damage and losses in lives and properties from super typhoon Odette last year is not one that can be easily forgotten.
Enhanced law enforcement and stronger safeguards need also to be in place to stop these destructive threats and make our reefs resilient from impacts of climate change. That's why we're calling on the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass the bill declaring the waters of Panaon Island, Southern Leyte as a protected seascape.