The Municipality of Cagayancillo started a nursery of Abok-abok (Heliotropium foertherianum) trees for transplantation in Tubbataha this year. This is in support of our efforts to regenerate the beach forest in the islets. We were unsuccessful with this species last year. Perhaps the Cagayanen touch is all we need!

The project is funded by DENR and Stellios Foundation, partners in the conservation of Tubbataha.

Photo credit:  Joe Buncag Sembrano