A Unique Position
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the geographic centre of world marine biodiversity. Although the Coral Triangle covers just two percent of our planet’s oceans, it contains at least 40 percent of the world’s fish and 75 percent of corals. Studies show that reefs in this region are comparatively resilient to climate change. Tubbataha’s position at the centre of the Coral Triangle means it has a key role to play in marine biodiversity conservation and, ultimately, in keeping our oceans alive.
Tubbataha is a strictly ‘no-take’ zone and is the largest marine protected area (MPA) in the Philippines.