The Mount Victoria and Mount Anepahan Key Biodiversity Area includes the Victoria and Anapalan mountain ranges and the adjacent foothills and lowlands in central Palawan. Iwahig Penal Colony is currently a popular destination for visiting bird-watchers, and most of the threatened and restricted-range birds of the Palawan Endemic Bird Area have been recorded in this area.
Mammals rec ...
orded in this IBA include Palawan tree shrew Tupaia palawensis, Palawan flying fox Acerodon leucotis, northern Palawan tree squirrel Sundasciurus juvencus, Palawan stink-badger Mydaus marchei, binturong Arctictis binturong, and Oriental short-clawed otter Amblonyx cinereus (found in fishponds and mangroves at Iwahig Penal Colony). The endemic Palawan montane tree squirrel Sundasciurus rabori occurs at high elevations there. The Victoria and Anapalan range is the type locality for the Palawan earless sphenomorphus Sphenomorphus palawanensis.
Mount Victoria and Mount Anepahan Key Biodiversity Area News
The municipality of Narra has thrown its support to a proposal to designate the Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range in central Palawan as a protected area and has called for collaboration among other municipalities that share its boundaries including Puerto Princesa City.
Narra Councilor Ryan Maminta told Palawan News they have approved a resolution urging the towns of Quezon, Aborlan and the city of Puerto Princesa to coordinate by passing a joint ordinance that delineates the proposed protected area.
Aborlan had earlier endorsed the proposal following a presentation of the plan to its tow ...
The municipal government of Narra is counting on its forests, falls, and farms to brand itself as Southern Palawans eco-tourism center.
"We cant compete with the norths "sun, sand and sea," but here in the south, we are promoting our "forests, falls and farms," tourism officer Sherwin Corpuz told Palawan News on Wednesday, February 14.
He said his office is now working on tourism product development as part of their towns ongoing preparation of a tourism master plan.
"Just this week, we have finished our three-day evaluation of existing, emerging and potential tourism destinations wit ...
In another attempt to dodge reality, Ross and I decided to hop on over to the Philippines for some last-minute, fast-paced birding. With only three and a half weeks off, we decided on an itinerary that would include Palawan, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, and Mindanao (this last island Ross would be doing alone because I could only get two weeks off of work).
Ross and I were both super excited to visit Southeast Asia again, and were especially excited to visit the Philippines, where we'd heard nothing but good things from those who had visited. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of over 7,000 ...
Mount Victoria or Victoria Peaks, is a mountain in central Palawan, Philippines, that lies within the administrative Municipality of Narra. The mountain and its twin peaks form the largest contiguous land area and second highest portion of the Mount Beaufort Ultramafics geological region, a series of ultramafic outcrops of Eocene origin, that includes Palawan's highest peak, Mount Mantalingahan.
Mount Victoria is not generally accessible to the public without special permission owing to the difficulty of ascent; there is no route to the summit, and as such, it is necessary to ascend the mou ...
The appearence of the elusive "The Teeth" of Mt. Victoria.
Sometimes, the best laid plans are not meant to be realized exactly how you envisioned them. That's certainly how it was during my last climb up the slopes of Palawan's second highest peak. It was my third time in Palawan (this year alone) and this time, I, along with Tin and Des, were trying our luck with Mt. Victoria in Narra (now that Thumbpeak and Manta were already under our proverbial belts). It was supposed to be a duo of Victoria and St. Paul peaks but a systemic viral infection made short work of that dream. A few days before the climb, Tin and I were each having our respective fevers ...