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February 2nd, 2012
Philippine DENR To Nominate PPUR As Ramsar Site

After officially proclaimed as one of World’s Seven Wonders of Nature, another global recognition is in the works for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan. Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said the DENR, through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) is set to nominate the PPUR as Ramsar Site to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance or Ramsar Convention in Switzerland. Paje made the announcement even as he expressed gratitude to the Filipino people all over the world for casting their votes for the underground river. He also thanked other nationalities for their “overwhelming support,” saying the inclusion of the protected area among the world’s natural wonders is “very timely” with the government’s thrust to boost local tourism. Read More