El Nido Taytay Marine Reserve

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido Marine Reserve, is located in El Nido, Palawan. The Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area was proclaimed as a protected area in 1998. It is one of the priority areas of the National Integrated Protected Areas Programme.

It has an approximately area of 90, 321 hectares, of which 36, 018 hectares of its area is terrestrial and the 54, 303 hectares is for the marine component ...

s. The area boasts of diverse ecosystems such as rainforest, mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs and karst limestone cliffs.

El Nido is rich with variety of species of marine life. Manta rays are commonly found in the area together with countless varieties of fish. When in season, divers may see one of the world's rarest marine mammal, the sea cow known locally as dugong.

El Nido Taytay Marine Reserve News

  • El Nido To Impose Limits On Island Tours

    El Nido To Impose Limits On Island Tours

    The management board of the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ETMRPA) will start imposing a limit on the volume of tourists visiting environmentally sensitive areas that are the main attractions in the town.

    The decision was prompted by the reported degradation of favorite island hopping tour destinations such as the big and small lagoons and the so-called secret beach on Bacuit Bay.

    Park officials said the continuous influx of tourists in these areas have caused disturbance on its environment. To avoid further deterioration, the management board said they will implement a ...

  • Taytay LGU Launches E-tourism Campaign Coral And Giant Clam Gardening Project

    Taytay LGU Launches E-tourism Campaign Coral And Giant Clam Gardening Project

    With the aim to hike up the town's tourism industry, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Taytay flicked the green light for E-tourism with an advocacy campaign dubbed as 'Terrific Taytay', May 3, 2017.

    Enforced through the collaborative effort of the Coral Triangle Initiative South-East Asia (CTI-SEA), ASEAN Development Bank (ADB), tourism and LGU officials, and other stakeholders, the campaign aims to showcase tourism in the municipality with the website www.taytaytourism2017.com. The said web portal will allow the public to access information about Taytay, including its history, population ...

  • Making Fisheries Sexy

    Making Fisheries Sexy

    The Visit of Alexandra Cousteau has thrust Oceana Philippines, the two-year-old local office of environmental organization Oceana, into the spotlight.

    "It has been inspiring for me to hear Alexandra talk," says campaigns manager Danny Ocampo, who became the de facto underwater cameraman and photographer for this scion of environmentalist royalty during her trip.

    "The things we do in a strategic way, she tells as an easy story that normal people understand. When you've been in NGOs so long, you get used to acronyms, jargon. The narrative is lost. It's clear to us where we want to go, but ...

  • El Nidos Island Of The Sun

    El Nidos Island Of The Sun

    The first time I was in El Nido was for the premiere of French filmmaker and environmental activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand's documentary Planet Ocean, a beautifully shot but very disturbing glimpse of how the world's oceans are dying and our marine resources dwindling.

    The second time was for a long weekend ??" to get out of Manila and chill, do some snorkeling and reading on the beach while having mojitos or frozen margaritas before lunch, and swim with baby black-tip sharks.

    The problem with going to a place like El Nido or other islands in Palawan is you never want to go back to the cit ...

  • Local Efforts Put A Dent In Illegal Dynamite Fishing In The Philippines

    Local Efforts Put A Dent In Illegal Dynamite Fishing In The Philippines

    The flat, hot calm of an afternoon on the Philippine Sea is broken by an ear-splitting explosion. A plume of water rockets upwards. And fishermen, who had thrown a homemade explosive into the ocean just seconds before, rush to scoop up stunned and dying fish.

    Though dynamite fishing in the Philippines has declined from its peak in the 1980s and 90s, the country's fisheries bureau estimates there are still 10,000 incidents every day. This illegal fishing method flattens reefs and indiscriminately kills any animal in the blast radius, including rare whales and dolphins. While the national gov ...

  • May 2016 Launch Of The Green Fins Snorkel Assessor Training El Nido Philippines

    May 2016 Launch Of The Green Fins Snorkel Assessor Training El Nido Philippines

    In May 2016, The Reef-World Foundation launched the first Green Fins Snorkel Assessor Training programme in El Nido, Philippines. The programme was conducted with support and collaboration from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), El Nido Local Government Unit, El Nido - Taytay Protected Area Office and not least, the local management team, The El Nido Foundation.

    With a burgeoning island hopping/snorkel tourism industry, El Nido is the perfect site to pilot the new programme. Following a 5 day workshop, five assessors and three coordinators were successfully certifie ...