Latest Palawan Stories

2014-02-13 12:21:36

Palawan project will protect habitat for critically endangered species in one of the oldest, most diverse forests in Southeast Asia WARRENTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization focused on protecting threatened tropical lands and saving endangered species, has announced a new project to create an 80,000-acre reserve on Palawan Island in the Philippines. Rainforest Trust and its local partner, the Center for...

2013-06-12 23:27:23

Agoda.com, Asia´s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a selection of great hotels in Palawan, one of the Philippines´ most beautiful provinces and a top beach and island destination for vacationers from around the world. To see the selection, visit http://www.agoda.com/PerfectPalawan Singapore (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Agoda.com, Asia´s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN),...

Tropical Depression 02W Soaks The Philippines Seen By NASA Satellite
2013-02-20 15:43:13

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The second tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean season formed on Feb. 19, and NASA's Aqua satellite showed the storm was soaking the central and southern Philippines. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 02W (TD02W) as it was coming together and soaking provinces in Mindanao and the Palawan province of Luzon. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard Aqua captured an infrared image of the...

Tropical Depression Sonamu Forms Near Philippines Seen By NASA
2013-01-03 18:57:54

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The first Tropical Depression of 2013 formed the western North Pacific Ocean today, and NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of the "birth." Tropical Depression Sonamu, otherwise known as Tropical Depression 01W developed near 8.6 north latitude and 118.6 east longitude, about 185 nautical miles (213 miles/342.6 km) northwest of Zamboanga, Philippines. Sonamu's center is located in the Sulu Sea and is expected to cross the southern end of...

Discovery Of The Week: Purple Philippine Freshwater Crabs
2012-04-24 08:05:43

The Philippines is the setting for the latest spectacular discovery: Four new species of crabs, most of which have purplish shells and live in lowland-forest ecosystems, discovered by a team of German scientists, reports National Geographic. The four new discoveries, all of which are found only on the island of Palawan, were co-discovered and described by Hendrik Freitag of Germany´s Senckenberg Museum of Zoology. “In the Aqua Palawana research program I am head of, we have...

Image 1 - Unknown Species, Larval Stages Of Extremely Long-legged Beetles Discovered By DNA Test
2011-10-18 09:34:14

The research program AQUA Palawana has been exploring the unique freshwater biodiversity of the Philippine Island and biosphere reserve of Palawan for more than a decade. Scientists from the Senckenberg Museum of Zoology Dresden and the Bavarian State Collections of Zoology in Munich have now described larvae and a new species of the curious Spider Water Beetles (Ancyronyx) from this biodiversity hotspot. Their study was realized in cooperation with the Palawan Council for Sustainable...

2011-06-07 05:35:00

Italian scientists have discovered the bones of an extinct sea cow species that lived over 20 million years ago in a Philippines cave. Limestone rock above the waters of an underground river on the island of Palawan revealed several ribs and spine parts of the aquatic mammal, says expedition head Leonardo Piccini, a geologist from the University of Florence. The discovery of the extinct sea cow species was announced during a symposium at the Philippine presidential palace. Piccini says that...

2009-08-11 13:45:00

A new plant species has been discovered in the central Philippines - a giant carnivorous plant. The plant is the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its trap. Botanists came across the strange pink ferns - as well as blue mushrooms - during an expedition. The botanists named the pitcher plant after British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. The details of the discovery were published in the Botanical Journal of the...

2008-10-10 09:00:46

Philippines draws first crude from Palawan oilfield MANILA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines, the archipelagic state heavily dependent on imported crude oil, on Thursday announced the extraction of oil from a new offshore oilfield in western Palawan region. Executive Secretary Eduardo R Ermita told reporters that "light medium crude oil with a potential high yield of light ends such as gasoline" was extracted in Galoc oilfield some 60 km northwest of the Palawan island at 10:45 a.m....

2008-08-11 06:00:20

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer website on 4 August [Text of GRP-MILF draft pact on Bangsamoro homeland; for assistance with multimedia elements] The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) herein referred to as the "Parties" to this Agreement. Terms of Reference The context of referents follows: The Agreement for General Cessation of Hostilities dated July 18, 1997 Between the GRP...

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