Palawan Island is the largest island of the Palawan Province, Philippines. The northern coast of the island is along the South China Sea, while the southern coast forms part of the northern limit of the Sulu Sea. This island is very undeveloped and traditional. Abundant wildlife, jungle mountains, and white sandy beaches attract many tourists.
Palawan, the only Philippine island cit ...
ed, is rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as the best island destination in East and Southeast Asia region in 2007, and the 13th best island in the world having "incredibly beautiful natural seascapes and landscapes. One of the most biodiverse (terrestrial and marine) islands in the Philippines.
The island has had a Biosphere Reserve status since early 1990s, showing local interest for conservation and sustainable development". Wiki
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The provincial government plans to tap into the provinces estimated 62,000 indigenous community as a food supply source for the growing domestic and tourism demand.
Governor Jose Alvarez said that by focusing their interventions to indigenous communities which he said accounts for majority of the provinces poorest, they can address the issue of poverty and the need for food security.
"Nagsimula na kami ng intervention dahil sila ang nagco-contribute ng 53 percent of our poverty index. Pag sila ay naging productive, sila ang magsusuplay ng pagkain sa ating tourism industry that will be ri ...
Descendants of Palawans cave man, known as the Tabon Man, beguile tourists at the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa.
The descendants, which now belong to different highland tribes, walk up to five hours a day from their homes in the mountains to a tribal village in the city, to share their unique culture and heritage to visitors.
To keep their customs and traditions alive, different tribal families exchange in living in the village temporarily to showcase their dialects, survival skills and arts and crafts such as basket weaving, animal hunting, dancing, playing traditional musical i ...
The establishment of critical habitats is part of the 25-year strategy designed to safeguard the future of the species.
The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) will conduct a study that will identify the population strongholds of the Palawan pangolin (Manis culionensis), in a bid to declare the areas as critical habitats of the critically endangered species.
Levita Lagrada, a zoologist with the PCSD Staff (PCSDS), said the establishment of critical habitats for pangolins would help the entire conservation community to focus protection efforts on these areas.
"We have to ...
Sea Turtle Conservation in Westcoast Area of Puerto Princesa City and Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines.
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To upgrade tourism-related services in the province, the Department of Tourism- MIMAROPA and provincial government is set to conduct on April 9 a visitor survey in the provinces main tourist destinations including Coron, El Nido and Puerto Princesa.
Rutchel Alcantara of Provincial Tourism Promotion and Development Office explained that the survey is a way to gather important data such as Accommodation Establishment, Tourist Attraction and Departure Points.
Through the survey makikita natin ang contribution ng tourism sa local economy. Makukuha natin doon ang length of stay ng tourist, "y ...