Tag: Panay

  • Visayan Leopard Cat

    Visayan Leopard Cat

    The Visayan leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis rabori), also known locally as the “maral,” is a fascinating and elusive creature found only in the Philippine islands. This wild cat is a subspecies of the Sunda leopard cat, but with some distinct characteristics. It’s relatively small, with a body measuring 40-60 centimeters and a tail of 30-40…

  • Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park, Western Visayas

    Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park, Western Visayas

    The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park, established in 2002, is a protected area covering 120.09 square kilometers on Panay Island in the Philippines. It stretches across the provinces of Aklan and Antique and represents one of the most significant remaining areas of low-elevation rainforest in Western Visayas. This park is crucial for several reasons. First,…

  • Negros Bleeding-Heart Pigeon

    Negros Bleeding-Heart Pigeon

    The Negros Bleeding-Heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba keayi), a sight to behold in the Philippine forests, is a critically endangered bird. This medium-sized ground dove is roughly 10 inches long and has iridescent greenish-blue feathers on its head and chest. The namesake feature is a vibrant red patch in the center of its white underparts, resembling a…

  • Igbaclag Cave in San Remegio, Antique

    Igbaclag Cave in San Remegio, Antique

    by

    in

    Igbaclag Cave, though not large in size, entices visitors with its distinctive features and natural allure. Explored in just 15 minutes, it unveils remarkable rock formations, narrow passages, and a steep exit for an adventurous experience. Caution is key as smooth rock surfaces with sharp edges demand careful navigation. Adorned with green vines bearing fruits,…

  • Bugang River in the town of Pandan, Antique

    Bugang River in the town of Pandan, Antique

    The Bugang River in Antique province is a natural wonder known for its pristine waters, lush environs, and diverse recreational opportunities. Meandering through the heart of Antique, the river’s journey takes it through Pandan town’s dense forests and rock formations. Stretching over 6 kilometers and emanating from a headspring with a depth of 30 meters,…

  • Ati-Atihan Festival – a kaleidoscope of colors in Kalibo

    Ati-Atihan Festival – a kaleidoscope of colors in Kalibo

    Ati-Atihan Festival, known as the “Mother of All Philippine Festivals,” is a kaleidoscope of colors, music, dance, and infectious energy. Rooted in history and culture, the Ati-Atihan Festival commemorates the Malay migration to the Philippines and honors the indigenous Ati people. The festival’s name, “Ati-Atihan,” translates to “to be like Atis,” referring to the dark-skinned…

  • The Visayan Warty Pig – one of the rarest wild pigs

    The Visayan Warty Pig – one of the rarest wild pigs

    The Philippines has one of the highest wild pig diversities in the world and the Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons) is one of the four species found only in the country. The other three are the Philippine Warty pig (Sus philippensis), the Palawan bearded pig (Sus ahoenobarbus), and the Mindoro warty pig (Sus oliveri). Another…