This online platform is a collection of various resources on sharks in the Philippines, curated by Save Sharks Network Philippines (SSNP).
Sharks are a valuable resource in the Philippines.
Out of over 1,000 species of sharks*, about 200 species are found in the Philippines, and 23% may be new records or undescribed species. Recognizing the important role that sharks play in the ecology and economy, the Philippine government and civil society organizations have been working together to conserve sharks.
This online platform is a collection of various resources on sharks in the Philippines, curated by Save Sharks Network Philippines (SSNP). SSNP is a coalition of organizations and institutions working on shark and ray research and conservation.
*Sharks is used as a generic term to apply to all shark and shark-like species belonging to the cartilaginous group of fishes under the Class Chondrichthyes and subclass Elasmobranchii.
This includes true sharks, winged sharks or batoids, and silver sharks or chimaeras.