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“Enforcement of environmental is the key!”

Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This non-government organization PNNI - Palawan NGO Network Inc. set up this group to enforce environmental laws. They can only do citizens arrest to people they catch using chainsaws without permits... imagine 1 chainsaw can cut down 20 trees a day, so for these group to have confiscated over a thousand chainsaws is a big feat! They should be commended ! The least we can do is visit their office cum museum and donate so they can continue the work they have started.

Thank Loislim
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

This impromptu museum is situated in and around the offices of the Palawan NGO Network, an organization that has been working on behalf of social and environmental justice in Palawan since 1991. In recent years, PNNI staff and volunteers have confiscated an astonishing array of chain saws, compressors, boats, trucks, drilling rigs, cages, and other equipment allegedly involved in illegal resource extraction and wildlife trafficking, much of it owned by powerful interests. I have much respect for these brave souls. Visitors to Puerto should stop in, offer a donation, and learn about the reality of environmental politics in Palawan---there's a lot more to the story than eco-tourism and conservation.

Thank madtown37
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

A great place to pop in if you're visiting Puerto Princesa and a good cause to support. The people working there confiscate tools, such as chainsaws, from people who are damaging the environment through illegal activity like logging. The tour is short but informative. The people working there are friendly and committed to protecting the local environment.

Thank Holly W
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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

It was very educational. The entrance fee is just 20php per person very budget friendly but is donated to the community.

Thank Reyzee I
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Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself with a spare 30 minutes you must go to this place. It is a small, almost entirely self-funded organisation dedicated to protecting Palawan's natural resources, wildlife and beauty. They can tell you lots of stories about the illegal logging, hunting/ fishing and animal trading and how they try to put a stop to these activities. Obviously they are a very small organisation and their jobs are very dangerous! One volunteer even took a chainsaw to the arm (resulting in 65 stitches) whilst performing a citizens arrest upon an illegal logger! It's an eye opening view to understand how awful humans really are to the environment and great to see these people standing up for it... It doesn't take long, it's great to hear their stories and see how the illegal trading works... and only 20pesos per person! If you're in the area... just go... You won't regret it.

Thank Nick D
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