Once again, El Nido Resorts launches the Paberdehan Eco-Challenge but this time, with a twist! In the past, the departments were encouraged to submit project ideas for implementation, which should target the reduction of F.E.E.S. (Fuel, Energy, Effort and Scrap). Each project idea is then given at least a month of implementation after which teams must present their results. For this year however, we will … Continue reading Environment Department Launches Paberdehan Eco-Challenge 2015
On October 25, we celebrated our annual El Nido Resorts Family Fun Day. It’s that once a year when we all get together with our colleagues and our respective families for games, activities, lots of food, and dancing. This has been going on for so long and has been a great way for everyone to get to know each other more, while bonding with our … Continue reading Miniloc Island Resort Wins “ENR’s Best in Waste Segregation” Award.
I’m Fyen Arceo, one of Apulit Island Resort’s marine sports guides. I took the El Nido Resorts Nature Interpretation Course last October, together with six of my colleagues. The Course is run by our Environment Department, and yehey, I finished at the top of my class! As guides, our guests expect a lot from us, from the names of the plants and animals found in … Continue reading Nature Interpretation Batch 2: Let’s Hear it From Fyen Arceo
Title: “Sustainable tourism for biodiversity conservation – Case study: El Nido Resorts, Palawan, Philippines” Author: Mariglo Rosaida I. Laririt, Director for Environment, El Nido Resorts Presentation given by Environmental Officer Rima de Dios (on behalf of Mariglo Laririt) during the Asia Regional Forum on Biodiversity: Encouraging Partnership between Business and Communities for Biodiversity (November 3-4, 2011; Cha-am, Petchaburi, Thailand) Related articles Paper – “Sustainable tourism … Continue reading Sustainable tourism for biodiversity conservation – Case study: El Nido Resorts, Palawan, Philippines
Most kids our age think birds are boring (and we were culprits), but after bird watching, we realised how truly interesting the animals are! Before learning about birds, we thought they were all the same. Of course we knew that birds have different and all are different shapes and sizes, but there is so much more to that. We were amazed by all the new information … Continue reading Bird is the word
Today, we woke up at 8 o’clock and jumped right into our conservation work. We first went to a lecture to learn about marine turtles here in El Nido! (our favorite place). Jamie, the turtle goddess, told us a lot of fun facts and useful information about all of the different types of turtles that occupy the beaches here. There are 7 different types of … Continue reading Turtles!
Our second main topic of interest was about corals and coral reefs. We began our day by taking a boat out to Pangulasian to explore the world of corals. We listened to a very interesting talk by Ms. Mariglo about conserving corals, which is something that none of us had really thought about before so it was really new to us. She taught us, firstly, … Continue reading Corals
On the night of February 29, 2016, it was reported to us by one of Pangulasian Island Resort’s marine sports guides Ryan that he had spotted an injured owl. We quickly rushed, and found this little guy: a Mantanani Scops Owl (Otus mantananensis) According to his report, the owl was engaged in a fight with another bird before falling on the beach. When it was … Continue reading The Rescue and Release of an Owl
El Nido Resorts made history as the top winner for Best Branded Accommodation for its innovative and inspirational activities. The inaugural Tourism InSPIRE (Industry’s Sustainability Practitioners Inspiring Responsibility and Excellence) Awards, hosted by the Tourism Promotions Board, was held during the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) New Tourism Frontiers Forum on November 27, 2015 in Legazpi City, Albay. The award was presented to El Nido … Continue reading El Nido Resorts wins Best Branded Accommodation
El Nido Resorts’ Miniloc, Lagen, Apulit and Pangulasian celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day last November 10 and 18 with Fishing with the Community partners Sitio Kiminawit and Barangay Maytegued. With almost 200 guest bookings since October 2014, they are, no doubt, part of the growing number of communities directly benefiting from tourism. Apart from meeting guest satisfaction and boosting economic benefits, the activity aims to … Continue reading ENR Celebrates World Responsible Tourism Day with Fishing with the Community Partners
The Philippine or Balabac Mouse-deer (Tragulus nigricans) – locally known as pilandok – is a small terrestrial mammal that is endemic to the island of Palawan. This animal is generally shy and nocturnal, and will slowly tiptoe away when it senses that it is being watched. They feed on fruits, leaves, buds and grasses. This little creature can sometimes be seen at night, standing next … Continue reading Creature Feature: Philippine Mouse-Deer
We called them the Incredible Greenies because they were incredibly energetic and took on their roles as guardians of the environment faster than you can say “El Nido Resorts”! On October 27 -30, eight enthusiastic teens learned how to Be GREEN (Guard, Respect, Educate El Nido) in the best island in the world! They became El Nido Resorts’ first ever Be GREEN Youth Campers, experiencing … Continue reading Camp Be GREEN 1.0