Our Reach

130 mooring pins and buoys installed
Supported the establishment of 2,666.17 hectares of protected area (61% are mangrove areas)

2,541 beneficiaries of livelihood projects

561 members trained in environmentally-friendly snorkeling and diving

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About EL NIDO


Located on the northernmost tip of the Palawan mainland, the Municipality of El Nido covers a land area of 92,326 hectares comprised of 18 barangays, of which ten are coastal and four are considered semi-urban.
Surveys organized by El Nido Foundation in 2008-2009 identified 447 species of hard corals (with 44 unconfirmed species) and about 910 species of reef fish.
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.
Based on the 2020 Census on Population (Philippine Statistics Authority), population is at 50,494 with a growth rate of 4.16% from 2015-2020.

The EL NIDO FOUNDATION (ENF) is a social development organization committed to the improvement of the quality of life of the people of El Nido and neighboring communities, while at the same time conserving the area’s natural integrity.

In fulfilling its mandate,

  • ENF recognizes the interrelation between poverty and environmental issues. It believes that these two issues need to be addressed in an integrated manner to arrive at lasting solutions

  • It acknowledges that grassroots communities are capable of responsible decision-making and that their active involvement in environment-related issues is crucial in sustainable resource management

  • ENF believes that the active involvement of all stakeholders in the community – barangay representatives and people’s organizations, local government officials and implementers, other concerned civic and development groups – is vital to advance consensus in sustainable resource management.