Tourists help save Boracay's corals
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British tourist Christian Licursi and his Canadian friend, Michelle Girouard, attach small coral fragments to a framed plastic screen holder. They are joined by other volunteers on a floating platform, about a kilometer from Boracay Island’s coastline. The fragments, collected from damaged corals, are individually placed on the screen holder before scuba divers bring them to a depth of about 15 feet for transplanting into the coral reefs using a special clay epoxy. The volunteers hope that the 100 fragments they transplanted that day will grow so that the coral reefs will be rehabilitated.
Burgos, N. P. Jr. (2015, May 2). Tourists help save Boracay's corals. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
Ecotourism; Coral; Scuba diving; Divers; Transplantation; Coral reefs; Coral reef restoration; Coral reef conservation; Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Livelihoods; Pioneer Group Foundation Inc.; Boracay Foundation Inc. (BFI); Republic Chemical Industries Inc.; Boracay Photographers Association Inc.; Girouard, Michelle; Salme, Dionisio; Spakowski, Martina; Molinar, Amos; Licursi, Christian
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