News and Blog

Regrets

  President Fidel Ramos established the Presidential Task Force on Tubbataha Reefs in 1995, putting government and local agencies, the private sector and civil society to work together to protect the park.  He would compare the work ahead of us to cooking the Filipino delicacy, Bibingka, which is cooked with fire on top and fire […]

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Happy News! 🎉

We have a new Masked Booby Chick! The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  -Lao Tzu Thus begins our journey towards the recovery of the Masked Booby Sula dactylatra population of Tubbataha, one chick at a time. In 2020, this couple managed to hatch an egg and rear the chick for five […]

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Reef Warden

For two months at a time, the marine park rangers (MPR) spend every hour in the heart of Sulu Sea, safeguarding one of nature’s masterpieces – the Tubbataha Reefs. Being a marine park ranger may be a dream job for many, but only a few know what it takes to be one. All thanks to […]

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Helping hands

  Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park gets a leg up from the Jimenez Group of Companies to see it through the rough waters of 2021. The group is making a ₱500,000.00 donation to support law enforcement activities for the remainder of the year. The fund will pay for the cost of marine park ranger allowances, supplies, […]

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26 fishermen were apprehended in Tubbataha last October 1

On the afternoon of October 1, 2021, marine park rangers of the Tubbataha Reefs arrested 26 fishers at the Jessie Beazley Reef in Tubbataha. Found in the fishing vessel were about five (5) tons of fish, including the internationally protected Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), and paraphernalia believed to be used for blast fishing. While on […]

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Saguda Palawan Fundraising for Tubbataha

Join the local NGO, Saguda Palawan, Inc., in raising funds for the conservation of Tubbataha by making donations in exchange for any of these items.  For inquiries, please visit Saguda Palawan, Inc.’s Facebook page.

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Abok- Abok Plant Nursery in Cagayancillo

The Municipality of Cagayancillo started a nursery of Abok-abok (Heliotropium foertherianum) trees for transplantation in Tubbataha this year. This is in support of our efforts to regenerate the beach forest in the islets. We were unsuccessful with this species last year. Perhaps the Cagayanen touch is all we need! The project is funded by DENR […]

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Tubbataha Reefs highlighted in UNESCO Exhibit in Paris

“This photo exhibition has been prepared in collaboration with the Monaco Explorations Campaign in the framework of the partnership agreement between UNESCO and the Principality of Monaco, and will highlight the scientific research carried out during their stopovers in four UNESCO World Heritage marine sites which include Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (Philippines, 2016).” – UNESCO-WHC […]

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