Many shark species are found in the Philippines including the popular Whale Shark and the extremely rare Mega Mouth Shark.
With more than 7,000 islands, it should come as no surprise that the Philippines boasts some remarkable landscapes and simply stunning natural features. From towering volcanoes to pristine coral reefs, the country really does have it all. Trying to whittle down so many phenomenal sights to just seven was quite a task, but here we present our Seven Natural Wonders of the Philippines:
The Chocolate Hills, Bohol
The Chocolate Hills form a slightly surreal landscape of pleasingly conical haycock mounds.
While no one has ever been able to agree exactly how many there are, estimates range f ...
NEW! Follow the expedition of H.S.H.Prince Albert II of Monaco at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in the heart of the Sulu Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 970 km?, the park is home to 72% of the world's coral species! The largest marine protected area in the Philippines, it is also one of the very few reserves for seabirds, sea turtles and sharks in the region.
Dusky sharks, whale sharks, blue sharks and angel sharks amongst the Threatened Animals Proposed for Urgent Protection under Global Conservation Treaty.
Once abundant, these species are now threatened by unprecedented destruction of their habitat, poaching, climate change and pollution. Proposals to afford greater protection to 35 species will be made at what is expected to be the largest wildlife conference of the year, CMS COP 12, which is scheduled to take place 23-28 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines.
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species
The Convention on the Cons ...
One of the more gratifying experiences for a conservationist is seeing the approaches you've developed coming into fruition in the real world, and having a positive effect. Having devoted a lot of energy to our recently released Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, it was with great anticipation that I recently joined a WWF-Philippines expedition to explore the potential for community-led shark tourism in the municipality of Cagayancillo in the Philippines' Palawan Province.
Along with our research partners LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrate Research Institute Philippin ...
A training on shark and ray identification was organized on February 11 at the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Office to capacitate the enforcers and other technical staff of the PCSD and its partner agencies.
Debra Abercrombie, a marine biologist from Stony Brook University and Abercrombie & Fish, who has been studying sharks for more than 15 years, shared the tools she has helped develop for implementing the new Appendix II shark and ray listings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Abercrombie specifically t ...
Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines becomes the latest conservation partner of DENR in the protection of Philippine endangered marine life. Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines or MWWP is a non-profit, non-stock organization that aims to foster a better appreciation of the marine environment, its ecological processes and how it affects us all through information dissemination, education, campaigns, training, research, and other related activities. The organization focuses on long-lived marine animals such as dolphins, whales, dugong, sharks, rays and marine turtles: iconic species of ...