Calauit Island Safari Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fa ...
una that all roam freely in a game reserve created in the 1970s.
Endangered local species are also protected in the sanctuary. As of 2005, these included 1,200 Calamian deer, 22 mousedeer, 4 Palawan bearcats, 5 crocodiles, and 2 wild pigs. The sanctuary has also been home to Palawan peacock pheasants, porcupines, sea eagles, wildcats, scaly anteaters, and pythons. There have also been programs to rejuvenate and protect the island's marine resources, forests, and mangroves. In the island's waters live dugongs, sea turtles, and giant clams. Calauit's coral reefs, once badly damaged by invasive fishing practices, have recovered and are now rich breeding grounds for fish and crustaceans.
Calauit Island Safari Park and Wildlife Sanctuary News
A few, or maybe some, people doesn't know that the Philippines has its very own Safari Park. We have zoos parks and some wildlife centers but nothing like a true blown Safari that countries like Botswana and South Africa has. The Calauit Safari Park is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary in the Calauit Island of Palawan. It is one of Coron's attractions that are made available to locals and tourists. The Calauit Safari Tour Itinerary includes a visit to the reserve and some of Busuanga Bay's amazing islands.
Once is never enough.
Heck, when it comes to Coron, four times still won't cut it. This little tourist town in Palawan one of the first destinations we set foot in as travel bloggers, but even after three more visits, we still can't get enough of it. Its jagged corners are bursting with natural beauty and cultural significance: from the lakes and lagoons of Coron Island, to neighboring beaches, to shipwreck dive sites and coral gardens, to saltwater hot springs, to postcard-worthy views from its mountaintops. Heck, they even have an African Safari nearby.
Yet, every time we return, we al ...
To generate income and continue promoting the tourism value of Calauit Safari Park, Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Romeo Cabungcal said they are planning to add attractions in the popular animal reserve. Cabungcal, who also officially shared the place's new name, revealed such plan in the Summit on Income and Generation held last Wednesday, May 10.
In can be recalled that tourism in the park has been on decline as animal populations in the area continue to dwindle. To augment this, the park management is now pushing for more entrepreneurial opportunities in the area, such as the building of t ...
The first time I was in Coron, Palawan was in 2015. I only spent three days exploring Coron Island and was not able to fully enjoy what the place had to offer. Here is my blog entry of my first visit to Coron, Palawan
Coron has also been in the news, because of the announced plan of Nickelodeon to construct an underwater resort there. This plan was opposed by many environmentalists because of the ill effects that it may cause on the ecological balance on the islands. So what better time to go back to Coron, while it still remains pristine.
So when Cebu Pacific had a seat sale sometime ...
The beauty of Coron will surely capture ones' heart. It is an exquisite, serene island situated in the province of Palawan. Every year, thousands of people are drawn to its diverse natural beauty. It offers breathtaking limestone cliffs, powdery sand beaches, rich marine life, and fascinating views.
How to get to Coron?
1. There are multiple airlines that fly directly from Manila to Busuanga airport.
2. From the airport, you can take an air-conditioned van that brings you to the town proper or straight to your hotel. Travel time is approximately about 30-45 minutes and fare is Php 150 o ...
Ever been on an African Safari in the Philippines!?
This is "Part 3" of our #BecomingFilipino: Your Travel Blog Palawan Episode...
Here I will bring you to the peak of Mt. Tapyas overlooking beautiful Coron and then head off to go on an "African Style Zebra and Giraffe Mission" in Busuanga.