coron pic copyJune 2, 2017. Reacting to recent reports that Coral World Park Undersea Resorts, Inc., will push through with its underwater themed park in Coron, Palawan, DENR MIMAROPA Regional Director Natividad Y. Bernardino said the agency still has to see pertinent papers of the resort. Bernardino stressed that permits and approval must be secured before the construction begins.

Bernardino believes that tourists flock Coron because of its natural attractions. The construction of the 100-hectarte themed park especially in a small town like Coron will impact its ecosystem and rich biodiversity. DENR MIMAROPA plans to hold consultation with stakeholders to ensure all views are taken into consideration.

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DENR to regulate tourism in El Nido

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Recognizing the gravity of problems that have cropped up in one of the world’s top tourist destinations in the country, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today it will implement policies to help minimize the negative impact of tourism pressure in El Nido, Palawan.

Reports show that El Nido is beset with problems of diminishing water quality, biodiversity loss, flooding, and proliferation of informal settlers, business establishments, and structures without permit, and a host of other problems.

“I want people to experience the beauty of El Nido and. . . (read more)

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