"Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center"
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center is located at National Road, Brgy. Irawan, south of Puerto Princesa, about 30-40 minutes from the city proper, formerly known as Crocodile Farming Institute.You can also contact them at (048) 433 2968.
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center was established in 1987 with the help of the Japan International Cooperative Agency with the major objectives to conserve the two endangered species of crocodiles, C. porosus and C. mindorensis, and to introduce and develop suitable farming technology to uplift the socio-economic well being of the Philippines. Also research studies and preservation activities involved other endangered species.
How to get there
One has to take a ride of about 30 minutes to the rural south of the city and is a few minutes from the Iwahig Penal Farm. One may hire a jeepney or multicab to bring them to the park which is far off for tricycles to reach.
40.00php-13 years old and above
20.00php-7 to 12 years old
free of charge-6 years old and below
Guests are also treated to an opportunity to have pictures taken with the crocodiles that the center is conserving. For a small fee of Php 35 (less than US$ 1),It is open to the public from 1:30 to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 12 noon, and from 1 to 5 pm on Saturdays. Visitors may watch the crocodiles’ feeding time every Monday and Thursday afternoon. one may take hold of a baby crocodile and have their picture taken.
The PWRCC was first established as the Crocodile Farming Institute in 1987 with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperative Agency. It was founded with the aim of conserving two endangered species of crocodile: C. porosus and C. mindorensis. Another of its aims was to develop and introduce appropriate farming technology to the Philippines in order to give Filipinos additional means of livelihood. The institute has also administered projects to develop products that make use of crocodile hide.
During a typhoon in 1998, the area flooded and some of the crocodiles escaped into a nearby river, reducing the population in the institute.
The institute’s concerns eventually extended to caring for other endangered animal species as well as crocodiles, and to preserving endemic species. The name was thus changed to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Convention Center.
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