The province of Palawan is one
of the most attractive regions of the country. Not only the 1770 small islands, but also the main island Palawan! Beautiful landscapes on this 425
km long and 40 km width island are like a paradise on earth
for nature lovers. For 'nature lovers' and
'adventurers, the coasts on the west side of the island with their
rock formations and the underwater river near Sabang, are real
attractions. Palawan island distinguishes itself too by its tropical
and nature lovers!
rainforest of Palawan!
an adventure in the tropical jungle you should visit Palawan. The rainforest on
the island is well known because of its huge trees. Many are rare. You can only
find them on this island! With a little bit luck,
you'll meet some of the typical tropical animals, who live in this still
original tropical rain forest. Almost 25 percent of all the animal species
in the Philippines live only on Palawan.
Among these rare animals are the Cobra king and many
butterflies, some of them as big as your hand.
Kubo sa Dagat
to save the forest successful!
Logging is the
threat of all rainforests in the Third World. In the
Philippines too. Much of the forest has already been lost
because of logging.
ancient trees have been cut down. For
many years already there were campaigns of action groups against the
illegal logging. At last they were successful on
Palawan. The Philippine government took the necessary measures
to halt large-scale logging. Even the former logging bosses now profess to be environmentalists.
In other parts of the Philippines however, the government didn't
succeed yet to prevent all illegal cutting of the tropical
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