About Us

« Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation (SEF) is a Philippine-based non-profit organization dedicated to conserve, protect, and restore the natural resources of Palawan through environmentally sustainable practices and active ecosystems restoration. It is a private initiative funded by eco-tourism. »

In 2011, Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation was born out of a common love for the ocean and desire to help the local communities of Palawan.

We decided to implement the first project site on Pangatalan Island. At that time, we found the island in various states of damage so our first task was to prevent further negative impact.

In March 2016, we started focusing our efforts on a 45-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) surrounding Pangatalan island. Our development model comprises people, environment, and the economy hinged on a sustainable strategy.

With complete financial autonomy, our goal is to develop and implement sustainable operations that benefit people and the environment.  We financially support our projects through  eco-tourism on the island. (Fred, President)

We’re a team of ocean lovers who decided to unite our passions and skills to establish Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation.
Fred and Chris, founders of the foundation, are in charge of general management, financial planning, and construction activities on the island.
Thom, an expert in marine ecosystems preservation and management, is the main contact and project manager for the foundation’s activities.

At least 20 staff members, who are locals from nearby villages, contribute daily  to housekeeping, maintenance, and warm hospitality on the island.

With an area of 4.5 hectares, Pangatalan Island is located on the northeast coast of Palawan (Philippines) within Shark Fin Bay.

Since March 2016, the island has been surrounded by a 45-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) established by Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation, the barangays of Depla and Silanga, and the municipality of Taytay.
Connected to Palawan Island via a shallow reef, the MPA boasts a marine-rich environment where at least 13 ecosystems have been identified.