Revisiting the country's first crocodile farm
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If there’s one more thing Palawan is known for aside from its tourist attractions like the secret lagoons, the white sand island coves of El Nido, the cleanest Kayangan Lake of Coron, and the extraordinary Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), it is its haunting large aquatic reptiles – the crocodiles. Unfortunately this creature, which once freely subsists in the marshy inlets of the province, is now in the brink of extinction. But thanks to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), there is still a chance for survival for the endemic Philippine crocodile species for the next generations could see. Created in 1987 under the technical cooperation between the governments of Japan and the Philippines, the center (formerly known as Crocodile Farming Institute) was envisioned to prevent the decline of the Philippines’ two crocodile species – the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and the freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis).
Revisiting the country's first crocodile farm. (2015, March 19). Manila Bulletin, p. B-9.
Aquatic reptiles; Ecotourism; Reptile culture; Endemic species; Nature conservation; Search and rescue; Tourism; Protected areas; Restoration; Rare species; Crocodylus porosus; Crocodylus mindorensis; Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC); Crocodile Farming Institute; Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC); Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Ortega, Gerardo; De Guzman, Veronica
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