The MPA database started out as a project to document the management of marine protected areas in the Visayas region. Its main activity was to document and record the management status of local and nationally managed MPAs. A rating system was utilized by CCEF so that MPA management committees are guided in improving the management of these sites. With a recent funding from the UNICO Conservation Foundation, the important work of supporting hundreds of MPAs scattered mainly in Visayas is continued.

MPA Listing

Title Established Area Barangay LGU Province
Batonan Sur Fish Sanctuary 1996 53.8 Batonan Culasi Antique
Alburquerque-Loay-Loboc Protected Landscape and Seascape 2000 1164.0 Alburquergue Bohol
Badiang Fish Sanctuary 2003 70.1 Badiang Anda Bohol
Barangay Suba Marine Sanctuary 2004 19.9 Suba Anda Bohol
Asinan Reef Fish Sanctuary 2002 50.0 Asinan Reef Buenavista Bohol
Banban Fishery Refuge and Sanctuary 2001 9.0 Banban Dimiao Bohol
Alejawan Marine Sanctuary 1999 10.7 Alejawan Duero Bohol
Basdio Marine Sanctuary 2001 20.7 Basdio Guindulman Bohol
Basdacu Fish Refuge and Sanctuary 2001 16.0 Basdacu Loon Bohol
Balicasag Island Fish Sanctuary 1998 3.4 Balicasag Island Panglao Bohol
Aguining Fish Sanctuary 1986 85.7 Aguining Pres. Carlos P Garcia Bohol
Basiao Marine Sanctuary 2005 28.2 Basiao Pres. Carlos P Garcia Bohol
Batasan Marine Sanctuary 1999 21.0 Batasan Island Tubigon Bohol
Anas Fish Sanctuary 2003 15.6 Anas Valencia Bohol
Arthur's Rock Fish Sanctuary 1991 17.9 Mabini Batangas
Abung Marine Protected Area 2006 87.0 Abung San Juan Batangas
Batalang-Bato Fish Sanctuary 2002 2.5 Pulang Buli Tingloy Batangas
Agoho Marine Fish Sanctuary 2000 19.0 Agoho Mambajao Camiguin
Bato Seagrass and Fish Sanctuary 2003 25.0 Bato Badian Cebu
Atop-Atop and Tamiao Marine Sanctuary 1996 75.0 Bantayan Cebu
Bantayan Integrated Marine Park and Sanctuary 1996 345.0 Bantayan Cebu
Bantigue Marine Sanctuary 1999 10.0 Bantigue Bantayan Cebu
Baod Marine Sanctuary 2002 20.5 Baod Bantayan Cebu
Barili Marine Sanctuary 2001 15.9 Barili Cebu
Arbor Marine Sanctuary 2001 8.9 Arbor Boljoon Cebu


Number of MPAs in the database: 93