Despite the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the marine reserve of Danjugan Island has been left unscathed.
Typhoon Haiyan barrelled into the eastern coastal provinces of Philippine islands Leyte and Samar at the beginning of November. Travelling through the central Philippines, the typhoon caused serious havoc to several islands including Cebu and Leyte.
Gerry Ledesma, Project Director of WLT’s partner Philippine Reef & Rainforest Conservation Foundation, told WLT: “While the typhoon was unimaginably devastating, central Negros had minimal damage and the south, where Danjugan is, was unscathed. We feel very lucky.”