Paghuwangan Lagoon Marsh Protected Area

Pilar, Surigao del Norte

Paghuwangan Marsh Protected Area is located at Barangay (village) Jaboy in the municipality of Pilar in Surigao del Norte.

Paghuwangan Lagoon Marsh Protected Area News

  • PH Crocs Shy Secretive And Soon Gone

    PH Crocs Shy Secretive And Soon Gone

    National scientist Dr. Angel Alcala and fellow experts have raised the call for more drastic measures to protect and conserve the Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), saying the species is nearing extinction.

    "In the first place, there are just too few of them left in the wild. The wild population should be protected and should be a priority as the number of the Philippine crocodile is fast declining," said Alcala, considered one of the leading experts on amphibian and reptile research.

    "Our Philippine crocodile is unique compared to other crocodilian species in the world. Our ...

  • Green Group Steps Up Study On Endangered Croc

    Green Group Steps Up Study On Endangered Croc

    A non-government organization specializing on crocodile research and conservation has stepped up its research study on the critically endangered Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) on its introduced habitat in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.

    Rainier I. Manalo, program head of crocodile research and conservation of the Crocodylus Porosus Philippines Incorporated (CPPI) explained that the Philippine Crocodile is a smaller freshwater cousin of the more abundant Salt-water Crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus).

    According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of ...

  • Crocodile Conservation CPPI Releasing C. Mindorensis In Pilar Siargao Island

    Crocodylus Porosus Philippines, Inc. releasing C. Mindorensis in Barangay Jaboy, Pilar, Siargao Island.

  • The Wrap-Up Places To See And Things To Do In Siargao

    The Wrap-Up Places To See And Things To Do In Siargao

    Situated in the province of Surigao del Norte, this small teardrop shaped island has become a hub for tourists from abroad, as well as adventure-seekers from the Philippines, just like us. Also known as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines," surfers from different parts of the world fly in yearly to join the competitions held during the surfing season.

    However, the island doesn't only boast of its surfing waves. There's a lot more to it.

    Let me take you around and show you the places to see and things to do when in Siargao. Brace yourselves. A long post is coming.

    SURFING

    Of c ...

  • Magpupungko Rock Formation Another Wonder Of Nature

    Magpupungko Rock Formation Another Wonder Of Nature

    One lesson learned during our visit to Magpupungko Rock Formation is to make sure its low tide when going there. Our first attempt was an epic fail! We went there on a high tide! This magnificent piece of nature shows up as sea water lowers down creating a natural pool. What makes it unique is that the ocean waves get separated by a large reef making it possible for you to walk on it. Such an incredible phenomenon!

    Magpupungko is located in the town of Pilar, an hour away from General Luna by motorcycle. On our way there, we passed in the middle of a mountain where a lake where small crocod ...

  • Beat the Summer Heat In Siargao Island

    Beat the Summer Heat In Siargao Island

    April 13,2013. I am presently here in Siargao Island of Surigao del Norte for usual social development works. I arrived here on Tuesday and planning to stay until Sunday morning. If only I don't have scheduled commitments in Butuan and Cagayan de Oro next week, I will just stay and do my works here. Got addicted and truly deeply in-love with Siargao's charm and beauty. No other place in the Philippines could replace Siargao in my heart. I consider this beautiful island as one of my comfort zones. White-sand beaches, amazing rock formations, vast green mangrove forests, turquoise water, enchant ...