Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve has twinned with Palawan Biosphere Reserve in the Phillippines so we can share experiences and ideas, work on projects together, and learn from one another about how to achieve the sustainable development goals.
The entire province of Palawan, covering around 15,000km2 and populated by more than a million people, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1991. The province is politically subdivided into 23 municipalities and one city. Within its territory can be found two World Heritage Sites and wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention: the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Parkand the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. These sites, along with eight more sites, were declared as Protected Areas due to their high species diversity, unique ecosystems, and rich culture.