The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), formerly known as the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park or Crocodile Farming Institute, is a national research institute devoted for the protection of wildlife and for research studies on endangered species under the supervision and management of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (DENR-P ...
AWB). It is located in Puerto Princesa City, the capital of the island province of Palawan in the Philippines.
Palawan Wildlife Rescue Conservation Center PWRCC News
A training on shark and ray identification was organized on February 11 at the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Office to capacitate the enforcers and other technical staff of the PCSD and its partner agencies.
Debra Abercrombie, a marine biologist from Stony Brook University and Abercrombie & Fish, who has been studying sharks for more than 15 years, shared the tools she has helped develop for implementing the new Appendix II shark and ray listings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Abercrombie specifically t ...
A college student rescued an adult-sized pangolin in Barangay Luzviminda, Puerto Princesa City Tuesday.
Estrelieta Longakit, a marine biology student, said stray dogs in the area were attacking the pangolin.
She immediately turned over the pangolin to the custody of the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), which identified it as a Palawan pangolin, known locally "balintong."
The balintong is endemic in Palawan and can usually be found in the mainland and in adjacent islands including Busuanga, Calauit Island, Coron, Dumaran and Culion.
The Palawan pangolin is li ...
The Crocodile Farm and Nature Park is not just a tourist destination in Puerto Princesa but is also actually a research center called Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center.
It was my second day in the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. I actually arrived on Tuesday, a day earlier than my friends so when they arrived on Wednesday, we immediately grabbed a quick lunch and since we still have a few hours to kill before we head to El Nido in the evening, we decided to do our own city tour and went to our first tourist destination which is here at the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park.
Puerto Princesa City Tour can be the "schedule filler" during your Palawan trip as it can be done in half a day. If you have a morning flight and has no activity in line when you arrive or leaving Palawan, you can opt to do the city tour. When we went to Puerto Princesa, we did the city tour before our flight back to Manila. We started at 9AM and ended at 2PM. After the tour, we went directly to the airport for our 3PM flight. It is important to secure accommodation within the city proper for convenience and easy access to transportation if you plan to do Puerto Princesa City Tour DIY.
The pangolin, known as anteater, has recently been included on the list of animals that are threatened with extinction under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
CITES's Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among its listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species, except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance, for scientific research.
The listing came following the alarming decrease in the glob ...
It's been a week since I visited the Puerto Princesa, a popular tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. Heard about the 7 wonders of nature? Well, you'll also see one of them at Puerto Princesa called "Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park" or known as the "Underground River". To sum it up, here's what happened on my tour and how I spent my day with different kind of people.
A three days and two night trip is not easy for Palawan trip so we only visit the places at the City of Palawan. I'll surely go here again and visit Coron as well as El Nido.
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