The Verde Island Passage in the northern Philippines is home to more documented species than any other marine habitat on earth. But this biodiversity is increasingly under threat from coastal erosion and rising water temperatures.
The Conservation International (CI) environmental organization helps fishermen change their practices and thereby preserve fish stocks. During 'closed season', they can concentrate on alternative sources of income, such as tourism.
Global 3000 home page: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798