Apo Island I don't believe anything has been done to further protect the island and am sure the population is getting larger with more kids. It is unfortunate that the local government does not recognize the benefit of saving this beautiful asset for future generations. I think the Malaysians got it right when they vacated Sipadan New Year's day 2005..I wonder if that island has recovered somewhat since then. Having said this it is still fairly decent diving with nice corals but very few large fish. Have a great time.