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A magnificent chromodoris nudibranch (Chromodoris magnifica) feeds on sponges growing on the coral reef and seagrass beds around Budlaan Island, Danajon Bank, Bohol, Philippines. The exhibition is a result of a partnership between ZSL’s Project Seahorse and the International League of Conservation Photographers. Photograph: Michael Ready/iLCP/ZSL
 
Danajon bank one of only six double-barrier coral reefs in the world and the evolutionary birthplace for most species in the Pacific Ocean.
A satellite view of Danajon Bank located north of Bohol island and east of Cebu island in Philippines. Danajon Bank is one of only six double-barrier coral reefs in the world. Photograph: Nasa
 
Marven Jay collecting nudibranch eggs for dinner  during the low tide in the sea beds around Bilang bilangan island, Danajon Bank, Philippines
Marven Jay collecting nudibranch eggs for dinner during the low tide in the seabeds around Bilang bilangan island, Danajon Bank. Photograph: Luciano Candisani/iLCP/ZSL



Anemone fish, Bilang bilangan reef, Danajon Banks, Philippines
Anemone fish on Bilang bilangan reef. Danajon Bank is thought to be the evolutionary birthplace for most species in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Luciano Candisani/iLCP/ZSL



Dynamite blasted reef, near Taglibas, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines.
Dynamite-blasted reef near Taglibas. ‘This little-known but incredibly important ecosystem … is at a conservation crossroads. Facing threats of overfishing and trawling, combined with the aftermath of two huge natural disasters, Danajon Bank needs the world’s attention and support now more than ever,’ says Dr Heather Koldewey, ZSL’s head of global conservation programmes and scientific adviser to the expedition. Photograph: Claudio Contreras Koob/iLCP/ZSL



Old-growth mangrove tree.  Mangove habitats are highly impotatant and suffering global decline; Batasan Island,, Danajon Bank, Bohol, Philippines.
Danajon Bank encompasses many of our oceans’ most important and threatened marine habitats, including not only coral but mangroves and seagrasses. Mangrove habitats are highly important but are suffering global decline; Batasan Island, Danajon Bank. Photograph: Michael Ready/iLCP/ZSL



A tiger-tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) on the reef. Near Handumon marine reserve, Danajon Bank.
One of only six double-barrier reef formations in the world, Danajon Bank is home to 196 threatened species and ecosystems including this tiger-tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes), which is listed as vulnerable. Photograph: Luciano Candisani/iLCP/ZSL



Lawag fisherman with catch in front of a house about to fall into the sea, the catch an eleven hour effort brought in two kilos, a total of 100 filipino pesos, Bilangbilangan Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines.
Lawag fisherman with their catch in front of a house about to fall into the sea, Bilangbilangan Island. The photo exhibition depicts the threats facing both the Danajon Bank ecosystem and the human communities that depend on it for survival. Photograph: Claudio Contreras Koob/iLCP/ZSL



Marven Jay and his friends collecting nudibranch eggs for dinner  during the low tide in the sea beds around Bilang bilangan island.
Marven Jay and his friends collecting nudibranch eggs for dinner during the low tide in the seabeds around Bilang bilangan island, Danajon Bank. Photograph: Luciano Candisani/iLCP/ZSL
 
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