Puerto Princesa is a centre for applied research on ecology, ecosystems, marine and terrestrial flora and fauna, indigenous knowledge systems, practices and folkways, and environmental governance initiatives. It is also a preferred destination for visitors seeking ecotourism experience and healthful recreation. Under the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme, the city undertook activities to boost its capacity in solid waste and wastewater management.
(Photo: Mr. Edward S. Hagedorn, Mayor of Puerto Princesa)
Puerto Princesa aims to be a model in sustainable development, exhibiting the character of a city in a forest embodying the balance and harmony between development and environment.