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Unique flora and fauna to find on your visit to Palawan

The Philippines is famous for its biodiversity of the land and sea. Here are some of the unique flora and fauna you can spot in a visit to Coron, Palawan

Palawan Peony (Nepenthes deaniana): A carnivorous pitcher plant with intricate, cup-shaped traps that lure and capture insects. The plant’s pitcher morphology is adapted to maximize prey capture, allowing it to thrive in nutrient-poor soils.


Palawan Hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei): Recognizable by its large size, black plumage, and an impressive casque on its bill. The Palawan Hornbill plays a vital role in seed dispersal, contributing to the regeneration of the forest ecosystem.

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Palawan Cherry (Xanthostemon verdugonianus): A striking tree with clusters of vibrant red or pink flowers resembling cherry blossoms. Its flowers attract a variety of pollinators, contributing to the rich biodiversity of Palawan.

Palawan Peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis): A beautifully adorned bird with iridescent blue and green plumage, marked by distinctive eye-shaped spots on its tail feathers. Named after Napoleon Bonaparte, this pheasant is known for its secretive behavior in the dense forests of Palawan.

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Palawan Mangrove (Rhizophora palawanensis): A mangrove species with distinctive prop roots and glossy green leaves. These mangroves play a vital role in protecting coastal areas, providing habitat for diverse marine life and serving as a buffer against storms.