Following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last month, the Central Visayas region of Philippines has been hit by one of the strongest typhoons on record. ZSL has set up a relief & recovery fund for the coastal communities where we work. How you can help | Media coverage
It's that time of year again! Project Seahorse is looking for enthusiastic and adventurous divers to help with our March/April 2014 underwater surveys in Danajon Bank, Philippines. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15th. Curious? Recent volunteer Neil Gunn describes his experience.
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"Though Typhoon Haiyan is beginning to cycle out of the news, the relief & recovery effort is still very much underway."
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