Welcome to the Butanding Network!
This site was developed to create awareness on whale shark (locally known as BUTANDING) presence in the Philippines. This contains information and links on researches about whale sharks and news about them all over the Philippines. By visiting this website and being informed, you have taken the first step of becoming a part of the conservation of this species.
Philippine Research Updates
Total Identified Individual Whale Shark: 388
Area Breakdown: Donsol 
Whale Shark Tracking in Donsol, Sorsogon
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Butanding Watch Project
The third grant from Duke University's Center for Marine Conservation (Duke CMC) through the Oak Foundation continues to spread awareness on whale shark conservation in the Philippines. Regional offices of BFAR, DENR and concerned NGOs were visited including Region 2, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and ARMM. The project aims to continue to reach out to as many people as possible and encourage state universities/colleges to dwell on research in learning more about this animal.
Butanding in Bits
Do you know that although whale sharks are filter feeders they still have teeth?
Report a Sighting
Have You Seen One Recently?