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Monday, August 29, 2011

Subterranean River National Park Palawan, Philippines

Palawan's Underground River
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Subterranean River National Park 

The Park is a designated core area for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve under the Man and Biosphere Program. In recognition of its globally significant natural properties, the PPSRNP was inscribed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s of (UNESCO) List of Natural World Heritage Sites. Inscription to the list confirms the exceptional and universal value of the Site that deserves to be protected for the benefit of all humanity.

The PPSRNP is managed by the City Government of Puerto Princesa based on a program centered on environmental conservation and sustainable development. It has the distinction of being the first national park devolved and successfully managed by a Local Government Unit. It has been cited as an example of best practices for biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism.

Vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature 

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