Ursula Island Game Refuge & Bird Sanctuary

Ursula Island Game Refuge Bird SanctuaryUrsula Island Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary were declared through Administrative Order No. 14 on April 30, 1960. The islet of Ursula is approximately 20 kilometers off Brooke’s Point in southern Palawan, about one hour by boat from Rio Tuba, Bataraza. The vegetation is made up of old growth lowland forest with moderate undergrowth, consisting mostly of tree saplings and seedlings. Fishermen frequent the island and there are numerous trails to wells dug in the interior and some small nipa huts. Ursula has been promoted in the past as an ecotourism destination, but it is apparently not visited by many tourists at present. Continue reading