Marine Restoration Program

By Young Pioneer Disaster Response Cebu, PH

YPDR’s Marine Restoration Program is currently focused on marine dome construction and deployment. Created from limestone and bamboo these fish domes are natural structures which provide fish a place to dwell and flourish as well as offer local islanders an opportunity for employment in helping rest

About this campaign

YPDR’s Marine Restoration Program is currently focused on marine dome construction and deployment. Created from limestone and bamboo these fish domes are natural structures which provide fish a place to dwell and flourish as well as offer local islanders an opportunity for employment in helping restore the waters of their native land. An idea inspired months ago by the construction of a simple boat, or low-impact oceanic research vessel has snowballed into aYears of dynamite fishing in the seas surrounding Bantayan as well as the often overlooked underwater destruction of Typhoon Yolanda has estimates of remaining hard live coral at 3-20%. This is an alarming amount of devastation and we here at YPDR are looking forward to co-creating further long-term solutions in marine habitat restoration arena. livelihood initiative of unprecedented importance.

Utilizing the oceanographic knowledge of YPDR’s President, Christopher White, a former commercial deep sea diver, and Director Joseph Ferris III, a veteran captain with over 15 years experience on a scientific research vessel, YPDR is restoring native marine habitats through the use of artificial reefs.

Environmental Restoration Program Highlights:
Built a low impact oceanographic research vessel
Conducted 7 underwater surveys to locate damage to coral reefs
Built 60 marine domes (artificial reef structures) to mimic native coral, attract fish, and stimulate coral regeneration
Deployed 40 marines domes

For your donation of $25 one of our local craftsmen will hand-construct a dome and deploy it off the coast of Bantayan Island. Support the direct restoration of the Visayan Sea by donating

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