Palawan Island


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

Palawan Island News

  • Scientists Hatch Egg Of Rare Palawan Turtle

    Scientists Hatch Egg Of Rare Palawan Turtle

    The critically endangered Palawan forest turtle has successfully hatched under human care, conservationists said on Sunday, raising hopes that its dwindling population can be reversed.

    Illegal wildlife trade and destruction of Palawan's forests had diminished the population of the forest turtles (Siebenrockiella leytensis) to at least 6,000 in the province as of 2015.

    "The recent breeding success is a true milestone in the conservation of this important species, and gives us hope that we can turn things around even for lesser known species in this region," Dr. Sonja Luz of the Wildlife R ...

  • Big Haul Of Prized Birds Rescued From Trafficker

    Big Haul Of Prized Birds Rescued From Trafficker

    Authorities confiscated some 202 talking mynahs and blue-naped parrots from a suspected wildlife trafficker in Barangay Quinlogan, Quezon municipality, on Wednesday, July 11.

    Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Information Officer Jovic Fabello told Palawan News that birds were seized at 5:55 a.m. However, the alleged caretaker, Joseph Quintayo, managed to evade the enforcers.

    "Pangalawang beses na ito ngayong taon na naka-confiscate tayo sa southern Palawan ng malalaking bilang ng kiyaw at pikoy dahil sa malakas na information sharing mula sa mga communities," he s ...

  • Reusable Bamboo Straws Isinusulong Sa Palawan

    Isinusulong ng isang komunidad ng mga katutubong Batak sa Palawan ang paggamit ng reusable straws na gawa sa kawayan. Ito'y para mapangalagaan ang kalikasan.

  • Delta P Joins Estero Clean-up Drive

    Delta P Joins Estero Clean-up Drive

    Power company Delta P Inc. has joined other private companies in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) campaign, dubbed Adopt an Estero Clean Up, designed to open up clogged waterways.

    As the department kicked of the commemoration of the environment month last June 29, company officials and employees helped clean up an estero near the Solid Waste Management Office in Bgy. Sta. Lourdes, bagging at least 10 sacks of garbage.

    Joining Delta P were other private companies including Microtel and Toyota as well as officials and volunteers from Barangay Sta. Lourdes.

    "Our ...

  • Indigenous Culture Proposed In School Curriculum

    Indigenous Culture Proposed In School Curriculum

    A resolution to include in the curriculum of all elementary and junior high school a lesson on Palawan's cultural heritage was proposed at the provincial board during its regular session Tuesday.

    Ex-Officio member Clarito Demaala said that the Department of Education (DepEd)-Schools Division of Palawan should consider the possibility to include the cultural-related lessons in the curriculum.

    "Gusto sana natin ma-incorporate na sa mga schools ay talakayan at bigyan ng pansin ang kanilang kultura. Marami tayong mga IPs na kung saan magandang matutunan at mabuhay muli ng mga Kabataan ngayon ...

  • 10k Seedlings For Kagueban Annual Tree Planting

    10k Seedlings For Kagueban Annual Tree Planting

    The City government has prepared up to 10,000 tree seedlings for the 27th Pista Y Ang Kagueban in Barangay Montible on June 30.

    Larry Martinez, senior environmental management specialist at the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO), said they have prepared a five-hectare planting site in kilometer 31 and 32.

    "Among the tree species to be planted this year are Narra, Red and White Nato, Kapok and many more," he told Palawan News on Tuesday.

    Martinez said this will help regenerate the lowland forest in the area that serves as wildlife habitat for the critically endan ...