ecotourism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ecotourism


La Union beyond surfing

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Know more about Luna town's picturesque pebble beaches and hidden charms

SEASIDE ART. Artwork face the sea. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos and Eleazar Cuela

Nueva Ecija mayor Bote killed over P96-M ecotourism contract – PNP

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Mayor Ferdinand Bote was allegedly ordered killed by a certain Christian Saquilabon over a project for the Minalungao National Park in General Tinio

CONTRACT PROBLEMS? General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote. Photo from Mabuhay Papaya LGU Facebook page

Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla on making a difference

May 06, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Cynthia is set to travel to various countries and speak at the United Nations as part of her work as the newly crowned Miss Eco International

Ms Eco @Annabels. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Bantay Dagat members help protect Albay ecotourism destination

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

These guardians of the sea ensure no fishermen would encroach in a 135-hectare marine reserve and fish sanctuary

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia /Rappler

Jovellar underground river: Empowering a community through ecotourism

Dec 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Jovellar underground river project is a combination of community-based tourism and ecotourism where both the environment and the community benefit from each other

SIGHT TO BEHOLD. The 180-meter-long underground river is hidden in Jovellar, Albay, and is now slowly gaining traction. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Couple behind Albay ecotourism center sends scholars to college

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center in Albay becomes a blessing for out-of-school youth

AN ADVOCACY. It is the advocacy of the Newhall couple to send kids to school out of the revenue of the Mirisbiris Nature Center. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Miriam College set to hold 'Echotourism' conference November 20

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Those interested to join may register until Monday, November 13

IN PHOTOS: Puerto Princesa's 'Jungle Trail' ecotourism site

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The Jungle Trail at the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan not only serves as tourist site but also gives livelihood for the Tagbanuas

GUIDED TOUR. A Tagbanua lady guiding two foreigner ladies through the national park’s lush forest. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

Mar 15, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is also concerned about the impact of any mining ban on local government finance and people s livelihoods

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III talk before the start of the 13th Cabinet meeting on March 6, 2017. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need to protect these assets to make them sustainable says World Bank consultant Reynaldo Fulleros

PRISTINE BEACH. San Vicente Island in Palawan. Photo from Keith Anthony Fabro

Poe promises ecotourism, jobs in Palawan

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Local issues like ecotourism job growth power and water shortages are mentioned during Poe s campaign in Palawan

Ecotourism can provide sustainable livelihood to Filipinos

Feb 23, 2015 - 11:39 AM

The growing boat manufacturing industry will also help spur marine tourism as well as the fishing sector in the country the president of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines says

A man-made sanctuary for bats in Samal

Nov 26, 2014 - 1:11 PM

The Monfort Bat Sanctuary in the Island Garden City of Samal houses a bat population that has now boomed to 2 5 million

Fruit bats at the Monfort Bat Sanctuary. Photo courtesy Henrylito Tacio

Preserving paradise: Three pillars of sustainable ecotourism

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:33 AM

The growing tourism industry in El Nido presents tremendous opportunities for this first class town to be a model of sustainable ecotourism

Talking ecotourism with the Tagbanua

Jul 09, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The Tagbanua tribe manages some of Coron s top tourist attractions Here s how ecotourism has changed their ancestral domain and their culture forever

GUARDIANS. A Tagbanua watches over tourism activities near the entrance to the Twin Lagoons in Coron, Palawan. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

El Nido study to unlock value of ecotourism

Jul 08, 2014 - 1:21 PM

The study being piloted in El Nido Palawan will provide a better understanding of how important ecosystem services are to communities

THREATENED PARADISE. El Nido in Palawan, known for its raw natural beauty, is threatened by increasing tourism

Ugandan gorillas under threat but tourist dollars protect

Jun 28, 2014 - 11:51 AM

A joint UN and Interpol report released this week warns that while the greatest threat to apes is habitat loss the illegal trade in the animals is widespread with 22 000 great apes traded in a 6 year period

Development ravages Malaysia's 'Little England'

Jan 08, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Rampant farm condo and hotel development is shattering Cameron Highlands legendary repose raising growing concern for its ecological balance tourist appeal and even safety

ILLEGAL FARM. This picture taken on November 19, 2013 shows a sign by State Forestry Director of Pahang part of which translates as "stop all activity plowing, planting and other related activities and vacate this land immediately" at an illegal farm in the Cameron Highlands, northern Malaysia state. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

A fresh start for ecotourism in Adams, Ilocos Norte

Jan 03, 2014 - 11:24 AM

A newly declared critical habitat in the town is reviving ecotourism with the promise of waterfalls rivers bike and hike trails and rare flora and fauna

ROAD TO ECOTOURISM. A biker explores the trail in Adams Wildlife Critical Habitat, a new ecotourism destination in Ilocos Norte. All photos courtesy of Tina Tan

New law empowers local communities for ecotourism

Oct 04, 2013 - 2:11 PM

A new law makes income from protected areas more accessible to local communities managing them

POWER TO THE LOCALS. The Ifugao tribe is part of the local community designated as stewards of protected areas in the Cordilleras like Mount Pulag

IN PHOTOS: Isabela's Bambanti festival

Mar 07, 2013 - 1:09 PM

Ilagan City s festival of scarecrows hopes to attract more investors to the province while starting a new tradition

WELCOME TO BAMBANTI VILLAGE. Isabela's Bambanti Festival pays homage to Filipino farmers and Filipino produce, aside from offering thanksgiving for good climate. All photos by Jerald Uy