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Mining Palawan 03

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Mining Palawan 03

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  • Ang yaman ng Palawan ay yaman ng Pilipinas It is known as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier. It has 40% of our country’s remaining mangrove areas, 30% of our coral reefs, at least 17 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 8 declared Protected Areas (PAs). It is unmatched anywhere in the country
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Mining Palawan 03

  1. 1. Mining  OperaGons  in  Palawan  –  CiG  Nickel,  Narra  
  2. 2. Palawan  is  the  only  province    with:   •     Two  (2)  World  Heritage  sites   •     Seven  (7)  Protected  Areas   •     Seventeen  (17)  Key-­‐Biodiversity  Areas   •     and  a  special  law  called  the  SEP  Law  
  3. 3. -­‐   13   species   of   seagrass   recorded   in   Palawan   (81%   of  the  known  seagrass  species  in  the  country)  -­‐   31   species   of   mangroves   in   Palawan   (90%   of   the   known  mangrove  species  in  the  country)  -­‐   44,500   hectares   of   mangrove   forests   in   Palawan   (40%  of  the  remaining  mangroves  in  the  country)  -­‐    379  species  of  corals  (82%  of  the  total  coral  species   recorded  in  the  enGre  country)   (Credit:    Conserva>on  Interna>onal)  
  4. 4. -­‐    89%  of  total  reef  fish  recorded  in  the  country  is   found  in  the  corridor  -­‐    4  of  the  5  marine  turtles  are  found  in  Palawan  -­‐  15  of  the  25  recorded  marine  mammals  are   reported  from  Palawan  -­‐  18  species  of  freshwater  fish  is  found  in  Palawan   (50%  endemic  to  the  province)   (Credit:    Conserva>on  Interna>onal)  
  5. 5. -­‐  26  species  of  amphibians  (25%  endemic  to  the   country,  majority  are  confined  to  the  corridor  -­‐  69  species  of  repGles  found  in  the  corridor  (29%   are  endemic  to  the  country)  -­‐  279  species  of  birds  (10%  are  endemic  to  the   country)  -­‐  34%  of  bird  species  are  migratory,  making  the   region  a  vital  flyway  for  migratory  birds   (Credit:    Conserva>on  Interna>onal)  
  6. 6. -­‐  58  species  of  terrestrial  mammals  are  recorded,  19   or  33%  are  endemic  to  the  country,  16  are   restricted  to  the  corridor   (Credit:    Conserva>on  Interna>onal)  
  7. 7. Palawan’s  Key  Biodiversity  Areas   Mining  ApplicaGons  
  8. 8. Effect  of  mining,  topsoil  is   removed  
  9. 9. Mining  OperaGons  in  Palawan  –  CiG  Nickel,  Narra  
  10. 10. Damaged  Coral  Reefs   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  11. 11. Damaged  Coral  Reefs   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  12. 12. Damaged  Coral  Reefs   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  13. 13. Damaged  Coral  Reefs   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  14. 14. Normal  color  of  water  overflowing  during   Part  of  farmlands  with  laterite  in  Purok  2  (1)  heavy  rains   FARMLANDS  WITH  LATERITE   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  15. 15. FARMLANDS  WITH  LATERITE   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  16. 16. TRACES  OF  LATERITE  NEAR  FARMLANDS   Pictures  taken  by:  Palawan  NGO  Network  Inc.  (PNNI)  
  17. 17. Narra,  Palawan  
  18. 18. Narra,  Palawan  
  19. 19. Narra,  Palawan  
  20. 20. Narra,  Palawan  

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