The Philippines is one of those remarkable playgrounds of speciation. Its high rate of both endemicity and biodiversity can be traced partly to its unique biogeographic history.… Read more “Here, There, and Nowhere Else.”
Dear reader, It may come as a surprise to see this week’s entry in an unconventional manner such as this postcard. We fellows had an adventure and… Read more “Postcards from the GUI fellows”
Notes on the GUI fellows’ first week in El Nido.
. Even after forty-six hours of travel from Washington DC, the reason for El Nido’s fame as a tourist destination became immediately apparent
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… Read more “Creature Feature: Philippine Mouse-Deer”
If you find a struggling wild animal, would you take care of it? Would you feed and raise it like you would a pet dog? It probably… Read more “Rescuing a Red-footed Booby”
I’ve encountered some guests who have the impression that the wildlife experience at El Nido Resorts will be similar to that of a zoo – caged animals… Read more “How to Spot El Nido Resorts’ Most Famous Animals”
The jacks or giant trevallies (Caranx ignobilis) are the beloved and iconic residents of the Miniloc house reef. Locally known as talakitok or mamsa, the jacks are… Read more “On Fish Feeding and the Jacks”