Cagayancillo News

  • Tubbataha Divers Paradise

    When I think Ive seen the most beautiful sights that Mother Nature has to offer, she surprises me yet again with visions I never dreamed possible. I suppose that perhaps by now I should know better. The beauty of our natural world, full of mystery and majesty, is constantly changing.

    I have always loved nature. The environment and anything to do with the earth has ever fascinated and intrigued me, stirring my spirit in ways that nothing else can. Ever since high school, nature trips, earth centered environmental programs and trekking trips have always been one of my favorite ways to spend t ...

  • Tubbataha Reefs WWF Philippines Project

    Video taken by Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, WWF-Philippines Vice Chair & CEOApril 2012, Tubbataha Reefs, Cagayancillo, Palawan.

  • International Maritime Organization Appr

    Following years of preparation, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park received an “in principle” approval as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) from the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) last week. The endorsement is a major breakthrough in securing protection from the impacts of international shipping for the World Heritage site and a substantial step toward preventing future ship groundings.

    The proposed associated protective measure that will safeguard the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an “Area to be Avoided” and will ...

  • Tubbataha Reef Hailed As Conservation Mo

    The Philippines’ Tubbataha Reef was recently recognized by an international policy research body for the excellent care of the heritage site, hailed as a model in coral reef conservation.

    The World Future Council gave one of two Silver Awards to the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Act, the policy measure that created a protected marine sanctuary of almost 100,000 hectares of high-quality marine habitats containing three atolls and a large area of deep sea.

    The Tubbataha Reef, which sits in the center of the Sulu Sea southeast of Palawan, is located within the Coral Triangle, a global focu ...