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Calauit Game Reserve. (Photo courtesy Philippines Department of Tourism)
The Calauit Game Preserve
The Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary has evolved to become a home of important Philippine endemic and exotic wildlife from Africa.
Calauit Special Project started in 1997 with the introduction of eight species on an experimental basis to see whether the movement of African wildlife from a subtropical to tropical habitat would succeed.
Eventually, 104 different exotic animal species composed of giraffe, eland, zebra, impala, bushbuck, gazelle and waterbuck arrived in the island.
After 24 years, the number has increased dramatically except for gazelle and topi, and is now in existence with some endemic and endangered Philippine wildlife.
Calamian Islands (Coron)
The Calamian Islands, (often referred to as Coron), include Coron, Sangat, Busuanga, and Culion.
The region is popular with divers and explorers with various watersports and excursions available. (Strangely, the town of Coron is to be found on Busuanga Island.)
Sangat Island is located right amonst the World War II wrecks, and is also popular with lover of nature and birdlife.
Busuanga boasts a staggering array of magnificent seascapes, jaw-dropping scenery and world-class wreck diving
Dive boats at Sangat Island
Diving amongst the wrecks. (Photo courtesy Philippines Department of Tourism)
Coron Island is best known for the eight out of twelve Japanese supplies shipwrecks that were sunk by the United States Navy during a massive air bombing campaign during World War 2.
These ships were sunk at depths of 10 to 43 meters and some of the wrecks are 160 meters in length, with most of the ships still intact.
The water is incredibly clear and perfect that you'd be able to spot different species of fish like the yellow fin tuna, groupers, scorpion fish and lionfish.
Sangat Island is located right amonst the World War II wrecks, and is one of The Philippines' premier diving destinations. If your interest in birdwatching is coupled with a love for marine life and diving, this is the destination for you!
Busuanga boasts a staggering array of magnificent seascapes, jaw-dropping scenery and world-class wreck diving‚ - virtually a platter of adventure for the intrepid.
The island province has been declared a nature sanctuary of the world and for good reason. It is wrapped in a mantel of rainforests, outstanding dive sites, majestic mountains, primeval caves and shimmering beaches.