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
Bantigue-Luyang Marine Sanctuary 1999 20.0 Bantigue Carmen Cebu
Balud-Consolacion Marine Park and Sanctuary 2002 12.0 Balud Dalaguete Cebu
Basdiot Fish Sanctuary 1988 4.2 Basdiot Moalboal Cebu
Anapog Fish Sanctuary 2002 20.8 Anapog San Remegio Cebu
Bancasan Marine and Fish Sanctuary 2002 15.2 Bancasan San Remegio Cebu
Bagacay Fish Sanctuary 2000 23.6 Bagacay Sibonga Cebu
Alang-alang Marine Sanctuary 2003 10.0 Alang-alang Tabogon Cebu
Antipolo Marine Reserve 2001 19.2 Antipolo Tuburan Cebu
Apalan Marine Sanctuary 2003 53.4 Apalan Tuburan Cebu
Bagasawe Fish Sanctuary 2003 40.0 Bagasawe Tuburan Cebu
Albaguen Island Fish Sanctuary 1997 5.0 Albaguen Island San Vicente Camarines Norte
Ban-ao Marine Protected Area 2007 10.0 Ban-ao Baganga Davao Oriental
Artadi Marine Sanctuary 2000 6.0 Artadi Magsaysay Davao del Sur
Bato Marine Protected Area 2008 25.0 Bato Santa Cruz Davao del Sur
Balasinon Fish Sanctuary 1997 50.0 Balasinon Sulop Davao del Sur
Bancal Bay Fish Sanctuary 1996 5.0 Carles Iloilo
Apid Marine Sanctuary 1994 7.2 Apid Inopacan Leyte
Apo Reef Marine Reserve 1996 27469.0 Apo Reef Sablayan Mindoro Occidental
Balatasan Fish Sanctuary 1999 300.0 Balatasan Bulalacao Mindoro Oriental
Agsalin Fish Sanctuary 2003 35.6 Agsalin Gloria Mindoro Oriental
Bacawan Reef Fish Sanctuary 2006 23.0 Bacawan Pola Mindoro Oriental
Agutayan Marine Protected Area 1996 4.0 Agutayan Jasaan Misamis Oriental
Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape 2000 74.0 Baliangao Misamis Occidental
Baobaon Fish and Marine Sanctuary 2003 30.0 Panalsalan Plaridel Misamis Occidental
Anibong Marine Reserve 2002 7.1 Anibong Ayungon Negros Oriental


Number of MPAs in the database: 93