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El Nido Foundation - Quick Facts

Sustainable Development through Community-Based Resource Management

Quick Facts:

  • The islands of El Nido were formed 250 million years ago, in the area that North Vietnam and South China now occupy. (click on map to enlarge)
  • In a survey done in 2006, it was estimated that El Nido has 803 species of fish and more than 100 species of coral.
  • El Nido is a nesting area of three species of turtles (green, hawksbill, and olive ridley), and is a feeding ground of such marine mammals as dugongs, whales and dolphins.
  • 30,131 persons live in 6,165 households (2005, RHU BDP-PRA).
  • 45% of El Nido's population belong to the youth sector (1995).
  • 95% of the population are migrants.
  • Annual population growth rate is at 4.77%.

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