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
Awaan Marine Reserve 2002 15.5 Awaan Ayungon Negros Oriental
Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape 1994 691.4 Apo Island Dauin Negros Oriental
Bahura Marine Reserve 2005 4.2 Bahura Dauin Negros Oriental
Banilad Marine Protected Area 2001 75.5 Banilad Dumaguete City Negros Oriental
Balaas Marine Sanctuary 2005 11.4 Balaas Manjuyod Negros Oriental
Andulay Marine Reserve 1993 6.0 Andulay Siaton Negros Oriental
Agan-an Marine Reserve 1999 6.0 Agan-an Sibulan Negros Oriental
Balabag Marine Reserve 2003 15.3 Balabag Cagayancillo Palawan
Cawili Marine Reserve 2003 35.7 Cawili Cagayancillo Palawan
Nusa Marine Reserve 2003 19.3 Nusa Cagayancillo Palawan
Talaga Marine Reserve 2003 16.5 Talaga Cagayancillo Palawan
Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park 1988 33200.0 Tubbataha Reef Cagayancillo Palawan
Bintuan Sangat Marine Park (Bintuan Marine Park) 64 2004.0 Bintuan Coron Palawan
Siete Pecados Marine Park 2005 52.0 Maquinit Coron Palawan
El Nido-Taytay Managed Reserve Protected Area 1998 90321.0 El Nido El Nido Palawan
Binduyan Sabang Reef Fish Sanctuary 2002 40.0 Sabang Puero Princesa City Palawan
Babuyan Fish Sanctuary (Puntod Ilis) 2003 48.0 Puerto Princesa City Palawan
Manyukos Island Fish Sanctuary 2003 323.0 Manyukos Island Puerto Princesa City Palawan
Puntod Reef MPA 2004 50.0 Puntod Roxas Palawan
Albaguen Island Fish Sanctuary 1997 5.0 Albaguen Island San Vicente Palawan
Kinabuga-an Point Marine Sanctuary 1997 5.0 Kinabuga-an San Vicente Palawan
Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape 2000 111339.0 Malampaya Sound San Vicente Palawan
Nagolon Island Fish Sanctuary 1997 50.0 Nagolon Island San Vicente Palawan
Port Barton Marine Park 1998 123.0 Port Barton San Vicente Palawan
Arnedo Marine Sanctuary 1999 8.2 Arnedo Bolinao Pangasinan


Number of MPAs in the database: 93