News & Features

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...

Housing project for tree-nesting seabirds

The Tubbataha Black noddy (Anous minutus worcesteri) can now only be found in the Bird and South Islets.  Because all the trees in the Bird and South Islet died, this internationally-protected seabird no longer has a place to build its nest and raise its young.  We...

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...

Sharks Thrive in Tubbataha – LAMAVE

“Within the Philippines, reef shark populations are depleted with no sharks reported apart from in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and Apo Reef Natural Park. This is alarming for coastal areas but a silver lining is that it does put a spotlight on the excellence of TRNP...

Coral Bleaching in Tubbataha

When corals are stressed by changes in conditions such as temperature, light, or nutrients, they expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues, causing them to turn completely white or bleached. During the annual fish and coral monitoring in Tubbataha on May 26 to...

Park Closure Extended until 30 April 2020

We are sad to announce that the Tubbataha Reefs will be closed to tourists until 30 April 2020 to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” Proclamations Nos. 929 and 922...