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Calauit Game Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary
Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary is located on Calauit Island at the northwest tip of Busuanga. The Sanctuary is separated from the mainland by a wide belt of dense mangrove on the western side of Illutuk Bay.
Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary (CGPWS) is the Philippines major conservation showcase for wildlife habitat holding the single distinction as the first successful wildlife translocation experiment in Asia.
Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary was declared by Presidential Proclamation No. 1578 on August 31, 1976. It has total land area of 3,400 hectares with low-lying island in the Calamian group, north of Palawan, It is a short distance from the much larger island of Busuanga. The natural vegetation is lowland forest and mangroves along the coast. Much of the forest has now been replaced by plantations, secondary growth and open grassland. Marine habitat is said to have been haven to the dugong, sea turtles, giant clams, coral reefs and a sanctuary for commercial fish species as well.
Access is possible by vehicle or by foot. Small rivers and creeks abound on the island, although most of these water sources dry up during hot months. Some springs provide year-long supply of water in ponds and lagoons.
The Island is exposed to the southwest monsoon and rough seas from July to October. Fair weather and calm seas prevail from March to June. Average mean temperature of the island is 27.6 Degrees Celsius.