The Return of the Giants

Donsol in the Philippine province of Sorsogon is a popular tourist destination for whale shark interaction. A town whose booming economy was fuelled by the butanding, Donsol has risen from a fifth-class to a first-class municipality since a community-based whale shark ecotourism program was established in 1998.

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At the Heart of Conservation

This is the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Marine Park, the Philippines’ hotbed of marine life, where the underwater world is at its busiest, wildest and most dynamic. Regarded as the Crown Jewel of the Coral Triangle – the planet’s center for marine biodiversity – Tubbataha is a priority conservation site of WWF-Philippines.

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