Coron Island Natural Biotic Area

Kayangan Lake CoronCoron Island is roughly equidistant from Manila and Puerto Princesa City. The Island has a rugged topography, generally mountainous and its terrain marked by steep rock and ravines. Almost 70% of the area made up of rocky cliffs, 25% is rolling hills and 5% relatively flat. Out of the total area, approximately 18% is occupied by the Tagbanua as residential and agricultural lands, as rock formations almost dominate the entire area. Large area is composed of Karst formations where swiftlets dwell and build their nest (birds nest). There are vertical limestone cliffs that reach up to 600 meters above sea level and eight (8) brackish lakes and three (3) smaller one’s that have underground connections to the sea.

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Coron Island

Coron IslandCoron Island is the third-largest island in the Calamian Islands. Located in Northern Palawan, the island is a wedge-shaped limestone island, with few of its coastal areas being covered by mangrove forests.

Coron Island has seven lakes, famous of which is the nationally-acclaimed cleanest lake in the Philippines, the Kayangan Lake. It also has a number of islands with white beaches and clear blue waters perfect for snorkeling, deepsea fishing and shipwreck diving. Continue reading

Coron Island Protected Area

Coron IslandCoron Island is wedge-shaped limestone island, dominated by Permian Limestone of Jurassic origin, with few of its coastal areas being covered by mangrove forests. It is situated in the Calamianes group of Islands and belongs to the Municipality of Coron. Aside from being an endemic bird habitat, it is holding distinct assemblages of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. In fact, Coron Island is included in the Palawan Faunal Region. Studies indicated its high rate of floral and faunal endemism. Continue reading