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

  • Groups Ink Deal With Government For El Nidos Sustainability

    Promising to work together toward the sustainability of El Nido, Palawan, groups recently signed an agreement with government agencies to protect and strengthen the natural resources of the booming tourist destination.

    "It is refreshing to see this level of commitment for the protection of our environment coming from our stakeholders," Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu was quoted in a statement as saying.

    Cimatu issued his statement after ordering a crackdown in tourism areas, particularly beach resorts, to prevent another "Boracay."

    The world-renowned Boracay, ...

  • Taytay Fish Code To Focus On Towns Main Fishing Ground

    Taytay Fish Code To Focus On Towns Main Fishing Ground

    With its new Fisheries Code taking effect this year, the Taytay municipal government is aiming to focus on their conservation efforts in Taytay Bay and boost local fisheries incomes.

    Under the updated code, all of the fisheries revenue will be channeled to fund the management of Taytay Bay, unlike before when it was shared with the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS), which also gets funding from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

    "Since its been revised, all the fisheries revenue will now go to Taytay Bay," said Liza Magbanua, chairperson of ...

  • Philippine Marine Turtle Protected Area Network Itinatag Sa Palawan

    Philippine Marine Turtle Protected Area Network Itinatag Sa Palawan

    Nagtatag ng Philippine Marine Turtle Protected Area Network sa Palawan noong ika-6 ng DIsyembre.

    Kabilang sa lumagda sa memorandum of agreement na naglalayong magkaroon ng ligtas na kanlungan ang mga pawikan sa Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape ay ang El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

    Matatandaan na ang dalawang nabanggit na protected area ng Palawan ay nakapaloob sa ilalim ng National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act.

    Ang naturang paglagda ay isinagawa sa Governors Conference Room ng gusaling Kapitolyo.

    Ang paglagda ng gobernador ay ...

  • 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 ...