Brookes Point Forest

Brooke's Point, Palawan

Brooke's Point Forest and Watershed is located in Brooke's Point, Palawan. The topography of Brooke's Point is generally hilly. 27,949.67 hectares (or 92.98% of the manipulative/multiple use land) are devoted to agricultural purposes and are being utilized for production of major crops.

Mining activities in Brooke's Point started in the 1970s and the two companies were extensively ...

engaged in logging activities, which resulted in the cutting down of thousands of forest trees. Several mining companies are still pushing for mining despite a 25 year moratorium against mining in Palawan and palm oil companies are also trying to claim ancestral lands.

Brookes Point Forest and Watershed News

  • 6.8-talampakang Buwaya Nahuli Sa Palawan ABS-CBN News

    6.8-talampakang Buwaya Nahuli Sa Palawan ABS-CBN News

    Nahuli ng mga residente sa Buligay River sa Barangay Tub-Tub sa bayang ito ang isang buwaya, Huwebes noong nakaraang linggo.

    Sa pagsusuri ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development at Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) Brooke's Point, isa itong salt water crocodile na may habang 6.8 feet.

  • Group To Cimatu Keep Tight Watch On Remaining Virgin Forests

    Group To Cimatu Keep Tight Watch On Remaining Virgin Forests

    The cutting of trees, especially in the country's remaining virgin forests, should be stopped even within or near mining tenements, environmental group Kalikasan-People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) said.

    Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan-PNE, said Roy A. Cimatu should revoke the exemption given to all mining firms under former President Benigno S. Aquino III's Executive Order (EO) 23, which declared a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in natural and residual forests.

    "What he should do is revoke the exemption given to mining companies ...

  • DENR Begins Retrieval Of Trees Cut By Palawan Mining Firm

    DENR Begins Retrieval Of Trees Cut By Palawan Mining Firm

    The environment department has identified a secured location where the thousands of trees will be transferred to prevent them from getting poached.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) began retrieving thousands of trees in Brooke's Point, Palawan that were "indiscriminately" cut by mining company Ipilan Nickel Corporation (INC).

    In a statement on Saturday, May 27, the DENR said a team of 34 forestry officers and workers from DENR-Mimaropa and the Palawan provincial government were deployed to Brooke's Point to conduct an inventory of the thousands of old-growth and ...

  • Brookes Point Nature And Wildlife At Its Best

    Brookes Point Nature And Wildlife At Its Best

    People all over the world couldn't resist the mesmerizing beauty that the Philippines has to offer. One of the best locations that locals and foreigners would die for is the island of Palawan. This place has been bursting with coral reefs, national parks, heritage sites, and wildlife that visitors just couldn't say no to.

    Brief History of Brooke's Point

    Contributing to the island's popularity are its notable municipalities, including the municipality of Brooke's Point. The name came from the first white rajah Sir James Brooke, an Englishman and founder of Brooke Dynasty. It was believed ...

  • Fisherman Catches 6-ft Crocodile In Brookes Point

    Fisherman Catches 6-ft Crocodile In Brookes Point

    Talks about a crocodile spotted near the port of the town Brooke's Point might finally put to an end after a 6.2 feet crocodile was caught by a fisherman, January 2, at Sitio Tigaplan, Brgy. Pangobilian in Brooke's Point.

    According to Municipal Councilor Ton Abengoza, a fisherman of the area intentionally caught the reptile for fear that it will victimized residents. Residents immediately turned-over the crocodile to Barangay Chairman Edgar Inso for proper disposition.

    According to Abengoza, they are scheduled to release the crocodile to its natural habitat in compliance to the memorandu ...

  • MGB to probe mining impact on Brookes Point

    MGB to probe mining impact on Brookes Point

    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said it will look into the concerns raised by local officials over the potential impact of mining on Brooke'sPoint, Palawan.

    The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Brooke's Point, Palawan, passed a resolution on August 3 requesting the MGB to conduct an investigation on the "appropriateness" of mining in the area.

    "I have not seen the resolution. But the MGB is ready to look into it," MGB Director Leo L. Jasareno told the BusinessMirror.

    Jasareno said there's no mining operation yet in Brooke's Point. The government, however, has existing Mineral Producti ...