Check out the photos of our forest rangers highlighting some of the flora and fauna found within the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) in Palawan. The photos were captured during the rangers’ regular conduct of Landscape and Wildlife Indicator (LAWIN) patrol.
According to MSPLS Superintendent Clarissa Pador, some of the species discovered in the protected area are not identified yet, thus collaboration and cooperation for identification and cataloguing of existing species in MSPLS with experts and scientists are highly valued and significant.
The MSPLS was established under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act or Republic Act 7586 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 342 dated July 12, 2000. It has an area of 200, 115 hectares: 88, 115 hectares of terrestrial and 111, 339 hectares of marine environments. It covers 18 barangays under the administrative jurisdiction of Taytay and four barangays within the Municipality of San Vicente, Palawan.
Forest rangers during LAWIN patrol at Cataban to Liminangcong Traverse (Bay Peak)
Begonia suborbiculata, a riparian species (growing by rivers), is one of Palawan's known endemic Begonias.
Female Bornean Pit Viper (venomous)
Kalisay (Cratoxylum sumatranum)
Unidentified Flora and Fauna
Photos by : Herson Caliao / Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape