|El Nido, Palawan - PHILIPPINES - UNESCO TENTATIVE|
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
El Nido, Palawan - PHILIPPINES - UNESCO TENTATIVE
Today I've received two cards from the Philippines (again, different users, different date, probably same mail plane), a country that recently faced a major tragedy because of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda)... to all the people in that part of the world I wish a quick recovery in this difficult time. This card shows the protected area of El Nido in the island of Palawan. This postcard took 30 days to arrive!
The El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area is located on the north-western tip of the mainland of Palawan. In 1991, the Government of the Philippines proclaimed Bacuit Bay as a marine reserve. In 1998, the protected area was expanded to include terrestrial ecosystems and portions of the municipality of Taytay. It is now known as El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area, which covers over 36,000 hectares of land and 54,000 hectares of marine waters.