Seahorse sites in the Philippines

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Seahorse sites in the Philippines

  1. 1. Seahorse Sites in the Philippines http://photos.somd.com/data/500/medium/seahorse.jpg
  2. 2. Seahorse Hippocampus • Kingdom: Animalia • Phylum: Chordata • Class: Actinopterygii • Order: Syngnathiformes • Family: Syngnathidae • Genus: Hippocampus Cuvier, 1816 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahorse
  3. 3. Seahorse Sites • Danajon Bank: Handumon,Buenavis ta, Carlos P. Garcia, Getafe, Handumon, Talibon, Suba, Ubay and Tubigon villages, Bohol • Anilao, Batangas • Malapascua Island, Northern Cebu Common seahorse, Hippocampus taeniopterus, Malapascua, Northern Cebu, Philippines, Visayan Sea
  4. 4. Active Players of the Seahorse Trade in the Philippines • Bohol, Zamboanga, Cebu, Palawan Anilao , Batangas
  5. 5. Philippine Luminous Seahorse Sanctuary • Getafe, Jandayan Island off Bohol is a marine sanctuary since 1995 to luminous seahorses swimming among corals in the dark waters. • On Dec. 9, 2007, the sanctuary was awarded the most outstanding marine protected area (MPA) in the Philippines by the MPA Support Network (MSN) a multisectoral alliance of organizations seeking to protect the marine environment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahorse
  6. 6. Handumon Marine Sanctuary • The 50-hectare Handumon marine sanctuary is part of a large barrier reef in the waters of Bohol, teeming with fish, seashells and thick mangroves. • The Haribon Foundation set up Project Seahorse Foundation in Handumon to protect seahorses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahorse

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