Welcome to Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center! Be our guest and be in awe with your close-up encounter with 2 species of crocodiles in the Philippines, and learn amazing information about them. Get the rare opportunity to see crocodile eggs hatch, have your photos taken with young crocodiles, and learn how you can be a warrior for nature! Aside from these exciting activities, guests are also encouraged to take a walk with nature in the 4-hectare Nature Park, home to the rescued endemic species in Palawan, the wild flora and a vast and diverse species of rare birds. Visit us everyday from 8:30am - 5:30pm, with education tours every 15 minutes! We look forward to seeing you at the PWRCC!
The Palawan Wildlife
Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), also known as the Crocodile Farm, is the
only wildlife rescue center in Palawan, located in the key city of Puerto
Princesa. Since its opening in 1987, the center, strategically located on a
vast 10-hectare land, has rescued over 300 animals found injured or seized by
local authorities, and eventually released after reviving and rehabilitation
efforts. Still, a significant number of species are currently kept and taken
care of onsite. The PWRCC has
been a family favorite for both locals and tourists, as it provides
informational tours, and is tagged as an addition to the ultimate nature trip at
the country’s last frontier.
The Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus
mindorensis) and Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) are the
two endemic crocodile species in the country, and the last creatures to
represent the Dinosaur Age. Reports of exploitation and further decline of
these species gave rise to the Philippine government to save these species
along with other wildlife animals in Palawan and the diverse, wild and rare flora.
Irawan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Total: 1,450 crocodiles (as of October 31, 2021)
wildlife animals: 245 (as of October 31, 2021)
Macaca fascicularis philippensis
History and Mandate
DENR and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) established the
Crocodile Farming Institute (CFI) on 20 August 1987. This project aims to
sustainably conserve the Philippine crocodile and Saltwater crocodile and to
promote socio-economic well-being of Filipinos through developing and
introducing suitable crocodile farming technology.
became recognized on a global-scale as a captive breeding operation of
Saltwater crocodiles, having registered under the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) on 4 January 1997.
Through CITES, CFI is allowed to produce and sell Saltwater crocodiles for
commercial purposes as favored by the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB).
DENR Administrative Order 2000-49, CFI was renamed to Palawan Wildlife Rescue
and Conservation Center (PWRCC). On 2002, the supervision, operation and
management of the PWRCC was transferred from BMB to NRDC when until 2010, it
was reverted to BMB except NRDC remains to manage the commercial aspect of it
in compliance with DENR Administrative Order No. 1999-45, also known as the
Rules and Regulations on the Sale of Saltwater crocodile. After 10 years, PWRCC
was transferred to NRDC.
Learn more about PWRCC!
For inquiries, you
may reach us at +63926 670 4410 or thru firstname.lastname@example.org.
#FunFact: The Crocodilians' skin color changes depending on their mood or environment.
Male Saltwater Crocodile Size: 16 feetWeight: approximately 500kgs.Age: approximately 50-60 years oldDonated by the Municipality of Aklan in 1991 or 1992
Male Saltwater crocodile Size: 15.9 feetWeight: approximately 400kgsAge: approximately 40-50 years oldTransferred from the breeding area on April 9, 2018
Male Saltwater crocodile Size: 15.9 feetWeight: approximately 400kgsAge: approximately 40-50 years oldTransferred from the breeding area on June 12, 2020
Male Saltwater Crocodile Size: 17 feetWeight: approximately 600kgs.Age: approximately 60-70 years oldCaught in 1992 in Brgy. Macarascas, Puerto Princesa City
Male Saltwater Crocodile Size: 14 feetAge: approximately 30-40 years oldRescued in Sitio Marabahay, Rio Tuba, Palawan
Male Saltwater Crocodile Size: 16.8 feetAge: approximately 50-60 years oldDonated by the Municipality of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte
Female Freshwater Crocodile Age: approximately 10-15 years old
TOUR SCHEDULE (every 15 minutes)From 8:30AM – 11:45AMFrom 12:00NN – 5:30PM