The Dawey-Dawey Ecological Park is located in Parel, Botolan in Zambales Province. Dawey-dawey is a river delta that has an old growth mangrove forest. In this eco-park, members of the community provide tours on the river. Part of the experience is to learn the many local fishing practices that may be seen during low tide when people glean and collect food from the river and tidal flat. Continue reading
The Botolan Wildlife Farm is located in San Juan, Botolan, in Zambales Province. It is a family-run wildlife sanctuary, all funded and maintained by the Zoller family. It is also a national quarantine station for animals in the province of Zambales. The farm covers an area of 55,000.00 square meters and is home to a variety of exotic animals and plants from all over the world. The Botolan Wildlife Farm is a great place to discover and appreciate diverse and unusual creatures. Birds include: The Grey Cockatiel, Barhminy Kite, Eastern Grass Owl, Victoria Crowned Pigeons, Cattle Egret, Guinea Fowl, etc. Mammals include: Continue reading
The Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kabugao in Apayao Province. The Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary is a place where you can see various wildlife local to the region. The wildlife reserve shows animals in thier natural habitat. It takes a ten hour hike to get to the Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary, an additional four hour trip down to see Mount Sicapo. So if you have the time and truly want to see Kabugao wildlife, then the trip will be well worth it. Continue reading
Baras Bird Sanctuary is the most visited tourist site in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. Located by the Banga River, the sanctuary is a two-hectare patch of riverside forest home to over 20,000 egrets and herons. Unlike other bird sanctuaries, its avian residents are easy to observe and photograph, as flocks of them roost as close as 20 to 30 meters away from the walkway. The birds hunt for food, particularly fishes, in Liguasan marsh, Lake Buluan and Lake Sebu. Liguasan and Lake Buluan straddle part of North Cotabato and Maguindanao while Lake Sebu is in South Cotabato. The birds were also monitored as hunting food in the remote coastal town of Lebak in Sultan Kudarat. The best time to witness the birds in massive flight are early morning and just before sunset. Only 10-15 visitors are allowed to tour at any given time. The Sanctuary Continue reading
Living on the eastern side of South Cotabato are communities of the indigenous group, the B’laan, who are, likewise, guardians of another treasure: the tarsier. Known in the B’laan vernacular as Mal, this smallest of primates was first reported to be seen in the forests of Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato’s hightest peak, back in 2007. Since then, documenting the tarsier population has been ongoing but early estimates say it could be bigger than the tarsier population in the island of Bohol, where the primate is an icon. In one village in South Cotabato alone, 19 tarsier habitats have been identified so far. Tarsiers are territorial creatures so there are usually only a couple of them Continue reading
Formerly and more popularly known as the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park, it serves now as the sanctuary of the Philippine Crocodile that is endemic to the country. The Philippine Crocodile is currently included in the endangered species list and the conservation center is making ways to increase the number of the species. Aside from crocodiles, the center takes care of other animals like ostriches and other endemic animals to the island of Palawan like the bearcat. Palawan Wildlife Rescue is located south of the Puerto Princesa City center about 30 minutes to the rural south of the city and is a few minutes from the Iwahig Penal Farm. At the entrance of the park, a signage of the Continue reading
Come and play with the animals! Be one of them roaring and whistling, indulging in the joys of the moment, you are in Baluarte, the only one of its kind in the country. Not just a zoo, Baluarte is an interactive wildlife sanctuary and facility, with the breathtaking view of its dominating scenic boulders amidst trees and greens. Baluarte is dedicated to facilitate education, conservation and protection of endangered species and wildlife. Children and those who are young at heart will rediscover life amongst the animals in unique and entertaining ways specifically through first-hand experience. Baluarte is 80 hectares of gently rolling terrains, hills and Continue reading
San Mariano houses a gallery of spectacles ranging from its flora and fauna to the diverse river systems and waterfall formations. The Philippine Crocodile, a critically endangered species, can be found throughout the length of the river and creeks of San Mariano. Most of the conservation efforts focus on the municipality of San Mariano in Isabela Province, where three distinct crocodile breeding areas have been identified with a total minimum population of 31 non-hatchling crocodiles in 2003. San Mariano covers a large upland area from the foothills to the peaks of the Northern Sierra Madre Mountains. A former logging town, many of its inhabitants are recent immigrants who were employed by logging companies and stayed when commercial logging was banned in the early 1990s. Continue reading
Zoobic, the only tiger safari in the Philippines, is an easy drive of three hours from Manila through the North Luzon Expressway. Set in a sprawling 13.60 hectare woodlands of Subic, Zoobic Safari is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. It is home to different kinds of animals, both endangered and endemic species.
Found in the forests atop the Subic Freeport Zone, guests can also enjoy the park’s amenities, including the Zoobic Lodge at Tiara (Crown Peak). It is a safari-inspired rooms where guests can stay after their adventure at the park.
PACEM is a short acronym for Peace And Care For Earth Ministry. The young guests will be thrilled by the fluttering of butterflies that settle on hands, heads and shoulders. PACEM Eco-Park was established by Assumption Antipolo to raise concern for the environment among students, teachers and staff, parents and visitors to the school, by providing them with an experience of the beauty of nature and the oppurtunity to reflect on the importance of ecological security to the survival of our planet. Continue reading