Return of the Giants: Whale Sharks in Donsol
For years, Donsol in the Philippine province of Sorsogon has been identified as a whale shark hotspot – hosting one of the largest aggregations of whale sharks on Earth. Other large aggregations include Ningaloo Reef in Australia, Mexico, and Mozambique.
Through continued partnership with the Donsol local government and key tourism stakeholders, top environmental solutions provider World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) implements a Community-based Whale Shark Ecotourism Program to sustainably manage whale shark interactions. The initiative also aims to generate a better understanding of the country's migratory and resident whale shark population.