Palawan to Host 1st Summit on Animal Bite and Treatment Center

The provincial rabies nurse coordinator, Ms. Eileen Rose Macabihag revealed that on March 29 and 30, 2011, 1St Animal Bite and Treatment Centers Summit will be organized at A and A Plaza Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, “ Working together for a rabies free Philippines” as the main agenda.

Puerto Princesa City, Narra, Sofronio Española, Quezon, Brooke’s Point, Bataraza, Roxas, San Vicente, Taytay, El Nido, Coron, Culion, Busuanga Araceli, Cuyo, Culion General Hospital, City Health Office at Provincial Health Office are few of the major 20 Animal Bite and treatment Centers which are located in the province of Palawan.

28-year-old, Abner Abrigo, the fisherman by profession quit eating dolphins and turtles as soon as he realized their value as major attractions for tourists.

In Asia, small businesses, taking advantage of the growing ecotourism, are offering the incentives to local communities for protecting the environment.

In southwest China, the people of ethnic Qiang minority are selling meals prepared from organic materials to tourists and in Indonesia, the Indonesian are helping tourists to meet the endangered species, orangutans.

Cambodia has become the first Southeast Asian nation to implement the principles of Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Even on the internet, the travelers are being offered lot of choices by tour operators, varying from buying of carbon credits to choice of staying at high end resorts embraced with green practices.

John Koldowski, deputy chief executive officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, told AFP, “Ecotourism is a still a niche market but interest is rising,” and further added, “This is driven by an awareness generally in the environment and being green and sustainable, but also in something that’s becoming in short supply in the world—peace, quiet and solitude.”

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