I arrived in El Nido with buoyant spirits and a buoy problem. I’ll start with the buoyant spirits. Even after forty-six hours of travel from Washington DC, the reason for El Nido’s fame as a tourist destination became immediately apparent.
Last August 15-19, the Environment Department held its first batch of Nature Interpretation (NI) training this year. As the newest member of the environment team, I was lucky enough to be able to join in on this immediately and learn more about El Nido.
To wind down after a day full of adventures around El Nido, the resorts offer a variety of evening entertainment.
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 that you can visit at your leisure. It's actually the complete opposite.
The jacks or giant trevallies (Caranx ignobilis) are the beloved and iconic residents of the Miniloc house reef.
What’s that weird smelling plant? How did you do the landscaping on the limestone cliffs? Where can I find that bird that’s always singing?
Today's Be GREEN participants come from Grades 4, 5, and 6. Their teachers introduce us and they greet us with an enthusiastic, "Good Morning, po!" They are ready for class.
A species formerly classified along with the pangolins of other South East Asian countries, the Philippine pangolin or balintong is now identified as a unique and distinct creature endemic to the Palawan faunal region.
In all my years of doing environment work, I never thought I would have the chance to take care of a baby Palawan Hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei).