Philippine Reef and Rainforest Project

The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Project was established by the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, a UK-registered charity, to purchase, preserve and protect the island of Danjugan in the central Philippines.

Danjugan is a small island, 1.5-km long and .5-km at the widest point and lies in the Sulu Sea, 3-km west of Negros Island, 120-km southwest of Bacolod the capital of Negros Occidental Province.

The island is an important resting place for migratory birds such as swallows, swifts and several species of kingfisher. Sea eagles, fishing eagles, mangrove heron, and night heron frequent the mangrove swamps and the intact forests are alive with warblers, flycatchers, bulbuls, weaverbirds and sunbirds. It has several caves which provide important roosting habitats for flourishing colonies of bats. Surrounding the island is a coral reef which is currently being surveyed in cooperation with Coral Cay Conservation. Two species of endangered marine turtles, the green and hawksbill, have been observed on Danjugan.

To offset the purchase price of Danjugan, WWLCT is selling "shares" for £25 (US$40). Anyone purchasing a share will receive a chronologically numbered certificate stating that your donation helped make possible the purchase of Danjugan Island. You will also receive a twice-yearly newsletter letting you know how the PRRP is progressing.

The Trustees of the WWLCT and Coral Cay Conservation are committed to saving Danjugan Island--please join us by becoming a "shareholder" of Danjugan -- an opportunity to save a Limited Edition Island.

For more information:

Att: John Burton
Blyth House
Bridge Street
Halesworth, Suffolk
IP19 8AB, UK

Tel: 01986 874422