PH recognized as champion for protection of ‘butanding’

The Philippines has been recognized as one of the five champions in the world for its commendable contribution to protect migratory species, particularly the whale shark, locally known as “butanding.”

Manila Bulletin

Last updated on 25 October 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Philippines
Region: 
South-East Asia
Threats: 
Pollution
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Rhincodon typus
Species group: 
Fish