Members of the Batak people are working with local associations to protect the Cleopatra's Needle Forest Reserve in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The Reserve will encompass between 40,000 and 50,000 hectares of primary forest and a management plan for the area will be informed by upcoming comprehensive biodiversity surveys to ensure the survival of myriad endemic species.
Cleopatras Needle Forest Batak News
Twelve volunteers from the indigenous group Batak are now patrolling Mt. Cleopatra's Needle, a newly-declared critical habitat in Puerto Princesa City.
This as the Wildlife Enforcement Volunteers program of the Centre for Sustainability (CS) was launched on February 13 at Sitio Tagnaya, Barangay Concepcion, Puerto Princesa City.
Said event was attended by the different government partner agencies, such as the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff, City Environment Natural Resources Office, and Provincial ENRO – Community ENRO Puerto Princesa.
Prior to the launching cerem ...
Tampok sa mga kuha ng isang amateur photographer ang ganda ng kalikasan ng Palawan.
Ilan sa mga kinuhaan ng Palaweñong si John Yayen ang Mt. Mantalingahan, na isa sa mga protected areas sa bansa; ang Malampaya Sound na isang mayamang fishing ground; ang Honda Bay na paboritong pasyalan ng mga turista; ang Mt. Saint Paul kung nasaan ang sikat na World Heritage Site na Underground River, at marami pang iba.
Isang negosyante si Yayen at nahilig lang sa potograpiya noong 2013.
Nagalugad na niya ang mga bayan sa Palawan para lamang makakuha ng magagandang litrato.
"Primary purpose tala ...
Cleopatra's Needle is the city's tallest mountain with more than 40,000 hectares considered a critical habitat for different flora and fauna.
It is also one of the candidates for funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association.
The Centre for Sustainability, a non-government organization, has applied for a P1.3-million rehabilitation project for Cleopatra's Needle.
The project includes the restoration of trails, habitat and education.
"This will enhance visitors' experience and also strengthen the livelihood opportunities for the community and, most importantly, this wil ...
In November last year, the Philippines declared its largest critical habitat yet.
Located in the long, narrow Philippine island of Palawan, the new Cleopatra's Needle Critical Habitat (CNCH) is spread across 41,350 hectares (more than 100,000 acres). The second largest critical habitat, Carmen Critical Habitat for Marine Turtles, spans nearly 6,000 hectares.
Critical habitats — portions of land outside protected areas that have known habitats of threatened or endemic species — are usually small, focusing on one or a few species. For example, the critical habitat declared for the ende ...
Flashback to January 2014: For someone born and raised in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, it was my first time to hear of a mountain called Cleopatra's Needle. As a typical Palaweño, I only knew of the famous sites such as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Underground River), and the Tubbataha Reefs National Park and World Heritage Site. Turns out, Cleopatra's Needle's jump off point is just over an hour away from where I grew up in the city. It has always been that mountain you'll see on a clear day on any bay at Puerto Princesa!
The same month I started with the Cleopatra's ...
One of the world's most critical and irreplaceable areas for unique and threatened wildlife—in addition to the home to the last 200 – 300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe—has received the largest critical habitat designation in the Philippines.
The newly declared Cleopatra's Needle Critical Habitat, which protects more than 100,000 acres of forest on the lush island of Palawan, is the culmination of a three-year project led by the Centre for Sustainability, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, City Environment and Natural Resources Office of Puerto Princesa and the Batak ...