Palawan Council for
Sustainable Development

Planning and Technical Services Department

Project Operations and Implementation Department

Legal and Policy Department

External Affairs Department

Finance and Administrative Department

Protected Areas

Palawan Tropical Forestry Protection Programme

Palawan Sustainable Development Training Institute

El Nido - Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area

General Features


El Nido and Taytay, Palawan


90,321 Hectares

Ecosystems area coverage (ha.)






Open Sea


Island Forest


Limestone Forest


Old Growth Forest


Secondary Forest


Farm Land




No. of Barangays Covered




Main Occupations

Farming, Fishing, Tourism

Endemic and Threatened Species

Turtles, Dugong, Palawan Peacock,Pheasant, Palawan Racquet-tail

Date Established

October 8, 1998

Legal Basis for Establishment

NIPAS and SEP Laws

Management Category

Protected Areas

Salient Achievements

  • Since its operation the PAMB has collected about Php 600,000.00 from userís and conservation fees. Most of the funds generated from the conservation fees came from Ten Knots Development Corporation. The collection is deposited in the IPAF Trust Fund of which 75% goes back to the Board and 25% is retained with the IPAF.

  • There were 10 Executive Committee meetings and 9 en banc meetings conducted. The Board has endorsed 14 various types of projects for processing of SEP Clearance, a requirement for the release of Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECC).

  • Patrolling within the Protected Area especially in the marine zones was regularly conducted with the help of the World Wildlife Fund - Philippines that allocated funds to support the said activity. Other logistic support was provided by the concerned municipal governments. The PCSDS provided legal assistance during the litigation of cases filed by the Protected Area Office (PAO).

  • The PAMB participated in the preparation and adoption of a harmonized zoning plan for the municipality of El Nido using the LGU, SEP and NIPAS frameworks/mandates. Partner agencies and institutions such as the Local Government Unit of El Nido, PCSDS, El Nido Foundation, Ten Knots Development Corporation and the Word Wildlife Fund - Philippines voluntarily pulled their resources to produce appropriate zoning map for the area.

  • The Philippine National Police and the Joint Task Force Malampaya assisted the PAO in the enforcement activities.

  • The DMO and other operating units participated in the establishment of EL Nido Marine Protected Areas.

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