Palawan leopard cat

The Palawan leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis heaneyi is endemic to the Philippines and has been found in several places in Palawan including Cleopatra's Needle Forest Reserve .

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  • Palawan Leopard Cat In Situ - Palawan Philipippines

    The Palawan Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) in situ in Palawan. Recorded in the newly created Cleopatra's Needle Forest Reserve. This is the first time that this species has been filmed in the wild on the island.

    This research effort was a project from the Centre for Sustainability ( and made possible through the hard of our students Paris and Melanie and their local counterpart Solomon. Funding was made available by the Dutch Otter Fund.

  • Explore Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

    Explore Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

    It's time to explore the Pearl of the orient seas ??"??" the Philippines. One of the most interesting country to visit in the world.

    Today, we will take you to the most famous underground river in the world, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or also known as Puerto Princesa Underground River. Its name was taken from the location or place where you can find it, the Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Philippines. Based on history, the place was named after one of the princesses born to Isabella II of Spain and Francis, Duke of Cádiz.

    Puerto Princesa had a population of 255,116 ...

  • Saving Palawans Endemic Wildlife

    Saving Palawans Endemic Wildlife

    This forest covers more than half the island and harbors remarkable concentrations of endemic and endangered species. With so many rare species dependent on Palawan's natural environment, the protection of its rainforest is a conservation priority of global importance.

    Until recently, the island's relatively small population has put limited pressure on its natural ecosystems, but a series of threats now pose serious challenges. These include logging, hunting, and rapid urbanization. Among Palawan's most threatened ecosystems are the spectacular forests surrounding Cleopatra's Needle, one of ...

  • 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 ...