Southern Leyte Coral Reef Conservation Project
Southen Leyte, Philippines
Marine protected areas, Marine conservation education, Coral reefs monitoring, Conservation volunteering
Established by the Coral Cay Foundation and launched in 2002, the Southern Leyte Coral Reef Conservation Project (LRCP), ‘trained teams of volunteers, staff and scholars in coral reef monitoring techniques whilst building capacity and implemented crucial educational programmes. This resulted in the collection of 3, 685 bio-physical samples that presented the condition and health of coral reefs, guided the establishment of Marine Protected Areas and monitored the effectiveness of management areas.’ The project was completed in 2020.