Calauit Safari Park
[Credits: Sweetie Mata ] The tourist fed the Reticulated Giraffes

Animals are important in the environment. The people who loves the nature and campaigns for preservation and conserving, treats them as treasures. There are different species of animals in their family in every country but other animals can survive in some areas. Lucky for us, we can witness these few.

On February 22 ,the Park was announced to be opened in March. The health and safety protocols are ready to be implemented for the upcoming days for the new normal. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) Chief and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Manager Jeremias Alili said that the park is ready to be accommodated for local tourists on it’s minimized numbers. It has also been inspected by the Provincial Task Force Against COVID-19 and the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) on February 20.

Alili said “Ini-expect natin na ‘pag nag-open tayo ay dadagsa lalo na ‘yong locals, taga-Coron, medyo sabik din silang mamasyal so dapat may sistema pa rin na ma-maintain ang social distancing at ‘yong pag-obserba ng minimum health standards,”

Mayor Elizabeth Cervantes said that the opening of the Safari will help them boost tourism and might lead them into another possibility of reopening of the other attractions in Busuanga like Busuanga River, Busuanga View Deck at Black Island. The local attractions in the municipality will help the residents to generate income.

Cervantes also said that the Calauit is the main tourist site in this area and can be an opening gateway for tourists to be encouraged to visit other places in the Municipality.

The Calauit Safari Park is located in the Calamian group of Islands, that is situated in the Municipality of Busuanga. It is a wildlife sanctuary, and a game preserved. The island is approximately 3700 hectares wide. The Park was built in 1976 during the seat of President Fernando E. Marcos as a game preserve that features large mammals in Africa.

The Park faced struggles in financial and stabilizing the park from the past year and has been surviving. Sad to say that the animals such as Common Eland, Waterbuck. Topi, Impala, Bushbuck and Thomson’s gazelle have died out and only the Reticulated Giraffe and Grévy's zebra are still conserved and continue to live. On the other hand, the local Calamianes deer was sustained to increase population by this reserve.

The island has been declared as a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary under the Presidential Proclamation 1578 on August 31, 1976 and the Conservation and Resource Management Foundation (CRMF) as the incharge by President Ferdinand Marcos.

On December 20, 2010 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo renamed Calauit Safari Park and transferred the administration into the Provincial Government of Palawan under the Executive Order No. 722.

The Park then became an eco-tourism park and opened for tourists. In the park you’ll beagle to see the local animals like the Calamian deer (Hyelaphus calamianensis), Palawan bearded pig (Sus ahoenobarbus), Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis), Philippine porcupine (Hystrix pumila), Binturong (Arctictis binturong), and Philippine mouse-deer (Tragulus nigricans).

There are other upcoming structures to be built and entrepreneurial activities to increase tourism. This will be a definite way to add more fun and attract local and international tourists to visit the park on the new normal.

References

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palawan-news.com


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