It’s been an incredibly rough few weeks for Danajon Bank and the Central Visayas region of Philippines. Following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that caused considerable loss of lives and homes, the region was today hit by one the strongest tropical storms on record.
As you can see from our photos of the fishing villages on Danajon Bank — where Project Seahorse and partners the University of British Columbia and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have worked with local communities for the past 19 years — many people there live in very basic housing on low lying islands and in coastal areas. They are among the most vulnerable communities in the region and need as much support as they can get to recover.
You can help by donating to ZSL's recovery fund. These funds will go towards emergency relief, in the form of relief packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines, and they will help to kick-start the recovery process as we help these communities to rebuild their livelihoods and rehabilitate the ecosystems they depend on for survival.
For comprehensive coverage of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda and its aftermath, visit http://bit.ly/1aItVUS.