Cleopatras Needle

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Cleopatra's Needle is considered one of the mystical mountains of Palawan; the name came from the obelisk-like rock structure that is found in its peak. This is the mountain you will pass on the way to the Puerto Princesa Underground River - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous attractions in the province. The environment is extensively covered with forests and full of wildlife. ...

At the summit, if the skies are clear, one will be offered a view of Honda Bay and Sulu Sea as well as South China Sea and of course, a panorama of the city proper.

Cleopatras Needle Forest Reserve News

  • Palawan Leopard Cat In Situ - Palawan Philipippines

    The Palawan Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) in situ in Palawan. Recorded in the newly created Cleopatra's Needle Forest Reserve. This is the first time that this species has been filmed in the wild on the island.

    This research effort was a project from the Centre for Sustainability ( and made possible through the hard of our students Paris and Melanie and their local counterpart Solomon. Funding was made available by the Dutch Otter Fund.

  • Palawan Island Batak Isolated Tribe In The Forest

    Palawan is the island of nice Batak indigenous people. I gave up the seductive wonderful blu sea to reach the impenetrable forest of north Palawan, where an ancient people live. The Batak is one of the indigenous people of Palawan. Since ancient time they have inhabited a series of river valleys along the 50 kilometers stretch of coastline Northeast of what is today Puerto Princesa City. They are considered to be of negrito stock.

    Their physical attribute shows short structure, dark skin and curly hair, that earned these distinctive looking people their name. They build everything with ...

  • Japanese Volunteers To Work In Cleopatras Needle

    Japanese Volunteers To Work In Cleopatras Needle

    A Japanese non-government organization has partnered with the Palawan-based Centre for Sustainability PH (CS) to promote the conservation of Cleopatra?s Needle, one of Puerto Princesa City?s proposed protected areas found in the City?s northern boundary.

    Karina May Reyes-Antonio of CS said they have just formalized a ?green partnership? with Tochigi Conservation Corps (TCC) based in Mashiko, Japan for an international exchange program to enhance the common objectives of both organizations.

    ?It will be a great opportunity for the learning of and integration between Philippine and Japanese ...

  • Cleopatras Needle What You Need To Know

    Cleopatras Needle What You Need To Know

    Mountain climbing has crossed my mind several times but I never had the chance to pursue it due to numerous reasons. Lately, however, the stars aligned and the universe conspired to make a lost dream happen: to finally climb a mountain.

    Cleopatra's Needle is the highest peak among the mountain ranges in Puerto Princesa City, with a height of 1,593masl??"the third highest in the province next to Mt. Victoria (Narra) and Mt. Matalingahan. Months ago my mentor asked us if we want to join her in a climb. I said yes right away because I believe that opportunity presented itself. Unknown to me, h ...

  • Wildlife Enforcement Volunteers To Patrol Cleopatras Needle

    Wildlife Enforcement Volunteers To Patrol Cleopatras Needle

    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 ...

  • Cleopatras Needle Project Nominated For Intl Funding NGO Seeks Votes

    Cleopatras Needle Project Nominated For Intl Funding NGO Seeks Votes

    The Centre for Sustainability (CS), a Puerto Princesa-based non-profit group, is calling for online votes to support the nomination of the Cleopatra's Needle Restoration Project for the 2017 international funding round of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).

    The 'Cleopatra's Needle Restoration Project' is competing with three other conservation-oriented projects??"located in Romania, Uganda and Mauritius??"under the 'Alpine' category. EOCA will award funding support to the project with the highest number of online votes.

    CS's restoration project plans to establish a 10km ...