Category Archives: Travel

Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary

  Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary, Turtle Islands, Tawi-Tawi The Turtle Islands, comprised of nine islands, is located at the southwestern tip of the Philippines and north of Borneo. Six of these islands (Taganak, Baguan, Boan, Great Bakkungan, Lihiman, and Langaan) are within Philippine territory while the remaining three (bakkungan Kechil, Gulisan, and Selingan) are under the jurisdiction of… Read More »

Murcielagos Island

  Murcielagos Island Protected Landscape and Seascape in Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. Twin islets rich in floral and faunal species. Murcielagos Island Protected Landscape and Seascape were legislated as a protected area under the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System by virtue of RA 11038 or the ENIPAS Act of 2018. With a total area of 100.40 hectares,… Read More »

Bongsanglay Natural Park

  Bongsanglay Natural Park Year established: May 31, 2000 Area covered: 518.90 hectares Location: Masbate Municipality: Batuan Biological Characteristics: Bongsanglay Natural Park is ecologically rich in marine and coastal habitats such as mangrove and beach forest, seagrass, coral reef/off-shore sandbars. Aside from the old-growth mangrove forest, the said protected area is also a home of the biggest mangrove… Read More »

Abasig Matogdon Mananap Natural Biotic Area

  Abasig Matogdon Mananap Natural Biotic Area Year established: May 31, 2000 Area covered: 5,918.31 hectares Location: Camarines Norte Municipalities covered: San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Labo Biological Characteristics: There are 71 species of trees which include some Critically Endangered Dipterocarp species such as Tanguile (Shorea polysperma), White Lauan (Shorea contorta) and Red Lauan (Shorea negrosessis). There are… Read More »

Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape

  Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape Year established: June 22, 2018 Area covered: 414,244 hectares Location: Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, and Camarines Sur Features: 1. The largest protected area in the region. 2. The second-largest seascape in the Philippines next to Tañon Strait Protected Landscape and Seascape. 3. A home for Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Dugong, Marine Turtles, and Corals.… Read More »