A nation of more than 100 million people on a collection of over 7,600 islands all set in the warm emerald seas of the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is a land of sparkling wonder. With more than 20 active volcanoes, lush forests and miles of coral reefs, the Philippines is a land of contrasts. It has some of the most extraordinary diversity found in any country, the shallow seas are the most bio-diverse anywhere on the planet while many of the islands boast their own distinctly unique species.