Palawan Underground River

My friend Mr. Carmona protected and cared this site in 1995 the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers north of the city of Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan, Philippines. UNESCO World Heritage List measured 8.2 km navigable underground river.It includes major formations of stalagmites and stalactites.

This Photo of two Filipino Fishermen courtesy of National Geographic.

The Park has a range of forest formations representing eight of the thirteen forest types found in tropical Asia, namely forest over ultramafic soils, forest over limestone soils, montane forest, freshwater swamp forest, lowland evergreen tropical rainforest, riverine forest, beach forest, and mangrove forest. Researchers have identified more than 800 plant species from 300 genera and 100 families. Birds comprise the largest group of vertebrates found in the Park. Of the 252 bird species known to occur in Palawan, a total of 165 species of birds were recorded in the park. This represents 67% of the total birds and all of the 15 endemic bird species of Palawan. There are also some 30 mammal species that have been recorded. 19 species of reptiles have been identified, eight of which are endemic. Amphibian fauna include ten species. Some bats, insects, arachnids and sea creatures. Come and visit this wonderful place, and there are more beaches and natural parks in Palawan (Last Frontier).