Tanon Strait Reserve

Moalboal, Cebu

Tanon Strait (Kipot ng Tanon) lies between the islands of Negros and Cebu in the Philippines. The strait connects the Visayan Sea to the Bohol Sea.

The Tanon Strait is known for whale and dolphin watching, with tour boats operating from a wharf in Bais City.

On February 7, 2008 the Supreme Court of the Philippines ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Reso ...

urces and the Department of Energy to comment on a certiorari petition filed for toothed whales, dolphins, porpoises and other cetacean species in the Taon Strait to stop oil exploration by Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. in the protected waterway.

The strait serves as a marine wildlife reserve that provides grounds for breeding, feeding and resting to 11 species of marine mammals. The court was asked to recognize the petitioners as "Filipino mammals" with constitutional rights.

Tanon Strait Marine Reserve Protected Seascape News

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  • Oceana Pilot Testing Use Of Vessel Monitoring Measures In Negros

    Oceana Pilot Testing Use Of Vessel Monitoring Measures In Negros

    Oceana-Philippines will launch its pilot-testing of the Vessel Monitoring Measures (VMM) in some towns in southern Negros this August.

    Danny Ocampo, oceans campaign manager of Oceana-Philippines, disclosed Wednesday that from Aug. 15 to 18, they will lead in the actual installation of VMM gadgets in commercial fishing vessels in at least eight local government units (LGUs) of Negros Occidental.

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  • Virgilio Aviso, Tanon Strait Ocean Hero 2017, Amlan Negros Oriental

    Virgilio is a good man. Whatever he wants to do he focuses on it. The Tandayag Marine Sanctuary in 2000 is considered as the worst managed marine protected area. Eventually in 2006 is rate as the best managed marine sanctuary, Virgilio leadership and his fellow fisherfolk in the are responsible on it.

  • Oceana Restoring The Future Of Tanon Strait

    Before 2015, limited protections for the Tañon seascape had drastically reduced fish populations and threatened the future of this once thriving ecosystem.

    Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative is working with community members and political leaders to ensure the future of these fisheries.

  • Jocelyn Moya Herkdle Tanon Strait Ocean Hero 2017 Womens Category, Toboso Negros Oriental

    Jocelyn Moya-Herkdle contribution to Tanon Strait is the segregation of garbage solid waste.

  • Renato Buenviaje Tanon Strait Ocean Hero 2017 Escalante Negros Occidental

    Ocean Heroes Awards was presented by Oceana Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. It seeks to "honor courageous community leaders to ensure the sustainable management of the marine ecosystems of the Tañon Strait."