Palawan bearded pig Sus ahoenobarbus

The Palawan bearded pig (Sus ahoenobarbus) is a species of in the pig genus (Sus) endemic to the Philippines, where it can only be found on the archipelago of islands formed by Balabac, Palawan, and the Calamian Islands. They are 1 to 1.6 meters in length, about 1 meter tall and weigh up to 150 kilograms.  Wiki

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  • Ban On Exotic Meat In Restos Now Enforced

    Ban On Exotic Meat In Restos Now Enforced

    The selling and serving of exotic meat dishes in local dining establishments is now banned in Puerto Princesa City.

    The City Council on Monday, January 8, approved the "Endangered or Exotic Meat Ban Ordinance" in a bid to protect Palawans endangered wildlife.

    Authored by Councilor Jonjie Rodriguez, the new local measure will help the national government implement the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001, as well as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998.

    "Being the countrys last ecological frontier, it is the responsibility of the city government to initiate measu ...

  • Tribal Forest Wardens

    Tribal Forest Wardens

    The lush island province of Palawan is located in the southwest of the Philippines. Due to a relatively low population density, the island has been spared from the major deforestation tragedy that took place in the rest of the Philippines, and approximately 50% of the primary forests in the province remain. Palawan has received international recognition by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve and it contains two World Heritage Sites. Nevertheless, the island remains relatively understudied and its forests are fast disappearing due to threats like illegal logging, commercial land-grabbing, and mining. ...

  • Quest To Protect Cleopatras Needle In Palawan For Indigenous Communities Stumbles On Exciting Findings

    The lush island province of Palawan (approximately 12,000 km2) is located in the southwest of the Philippines. Due to a relatively low population density, the island has been spared from major deforestation tragedies that are taking place in the rest of the Philippines, and approximately 40% of forest cover still remains in the province.

    Palawan has received international recognition by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Biosphere Reserve and it contains two World Heritage sites.

    Despite such recognition, the island still remains relatively ...

  • Researchers Find Treasure Trove Of Unique Threatened Animals In Philippine Forest

    Researchers Find Treasure Trove Of Unique Threatened Animals In Philippine Forest

    Palawan, an island-province of the Philippines near Borneo, is home to many species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Considered the Philippines' "last biodiversity frontier" by many researchers and conservation groups, Palawan still holds about 45 percent of its original forest cover, much of which is old growth. Currently, a group of more than 30 researchers is surveying the the forests of Cleopatra's Needle, one of Palawan's highest mountains. While their expedition is not yet over, the researchers have already found many endemic animals, and hope to use their findings ...

  • The Secret Lives Of Palawans Endemic Mammals

    The Secret Lives Of Palawans Endemic Mammals

    The results of a recent mammal study from Palawan have revealed an astonishing array of endemic mammal species caught on camera for the first time ever in the wild.

    The extensive camera trap study led by the Centre for Sustainability is the first of its kind on the Philippines island of Palawan. Focusing on intact ecosystems near Cleopatra's Needle, one of the island's highest peaks, the study has provided biologists with invaluable data on Palawan's elusive mammals, many of which are found no-where else.

    As Palawan's forests slowly declines and hunting pressure increase, the island's un ...