Butanding - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Butanding


Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:53 PM

These massive creatures with a Latin name Rhincodon typus come close to shore, to the delight of tourists who converge on the area in boats carrying 10 people

BOATMEN. A file photo of the coastal village of Yelapa Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco is Mexico. Photo by Daniel Slim/AFP

Coast Guard seizes P5-M shipment of shark parts, butanding tails

Sep 10, 2016 - 7:42 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard confiscates the illegal cargo in Zamboanga City

Every shark counts

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Whale sharks also known as butanding are protected by Philippine law

Whale shark found dead in Cavite

Sep 05, 2013 - 5:26 PM

Its cause of death is still under investigation

WASHED UP. A whale shark, an uncommon sight in Cavite waters, is found dead on the shore of Manila Bay in Tanza, Cavite. All photos by Arcel Cometa

Get stoked: 7 lesser-known PH surf spots

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

‘Tis the season of rains typhoons and surfing

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SURFING. Surfers are in for a treat with the typhoon-brought waves this rainy season. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Whale shark photo shoot sparks eco-tourism debate online

Jan 13, 2013 - 5:25 PM

It is eco terrorism not tourism says Albay Gov Joey Salceda

Screenshot from The Telegraph

Oslob’s shark tales

Sep 23, 2012 - 4:36 AM

The Save Philippine Seas head mermaid tells us why butanding feeding in Oslob MUST be stopped

FEEDING THE BUTANDINGS FOR the sake of getting a photo with them is doing more harm than good. Photo by Steve de Neef

Swimming with whale sharks

Jul 19, 2012 - 1:47 AM

A travel blogger shares her experience of swimming with the butanding for the first time

THE GENTLE BUTANDING OF Donsol, Sorsogon. All photos from Mavic Conde

Viral butanding photo prompts info campaign

Apr 03, 2012 - 6:42 PM

Government agencies mount an information campaign on the proper handling of butanding following a controversial photo

Viral photos show problem in 'whale shark tourism'

Apr 01, 2012 - 6:16 PM

The viral Facebook photo of a woman standing on a butanding shows problems on tourists discipline and area management