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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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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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Brown Booby found 500 kms from Tubbataha

BB 0738 found 500 kms from its birthplace in Tubbataha  Metal and colored bands were attached to some Brown Boobies in Tubbataha 12 years ago. (Photos by Riza Edades)  Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 0738 (BB 0738) is 12 years old.  It was barely a year old when we attached its numbered bands.  Bird banding helps […]

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World Tourism Day 2020

Today is World Tourism Day 2020! Let us celebrate ‘Tourism and Rural Development’. Tourism may be one of our most powerful tools to help communities recover from the devastating economic and social impacts of the Covid19 pandemic. The Municipality of Cagayancillo share in the tourism revenues in Tubbataha to support rural development. The fund is […]

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Are the Masked Boobies Home For Good In Tubbataha?

A rollercoaster ride on the wings of hope “These masked boobies represent what we once lost – and what we hope to recover. As the only breeding pair known in the Philippines today, we are determined to provide them with a safe and nurturing space in which to start a family.” said Angelique M. Songco, […]

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