Lake Manguao
10°46'N, 119°33'E; 7 km southeast of Taytay, northern Palawan Island, Palawan Province.
643 ha.
Biogeographical Province:
Wetland type:
Description of site:
A very deep freshwater lake set amongst low hills in northern Palawan. The lake is fed by several small rivers and local run-off, and retains water throughout the dry season.
Climatic conditions:
Humid tropical climate with two pronounced seasons, a dry season from November to April and a wet season for the rest of the year (Type I). The average annual rainfall is about 2,200 mm, and the mean annual temperature about 27°C.
Principal vegetation:
No information.
Land tenure:
No information.
Conservation measures taken:
The whole of Palawan Island has been declared a wildlife preserve.
Conservation measures proposed:
Land use:
No information.
Possible changes in land use:
Disturbances and threats: No information.
Economic and social values: No information.
Fauna: The Estuarine Crocodile Crocodylus porosus is still believed to occur at the lake.
Special floral values: No information.
Research and facilities:  
References: Ross (1984).
Criteria for inclusion: 1b, 2a.
Haribon Foundation.