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Wild Philippines

A book by Nigel Hicks about the wildlife and protected areas of this Southeast Asian archipelago.

About Wild Philippines

With over 300 photos and 50,000 words, Wild Philippines is a major work, offering both the public and conservationists working in this field a valuable snapshot of the state of conservation in the Philippines at this time.

All text is by Nigel Hicks, as is all the photography bar six photos of subjects that Nigel was unsuccessful in obtaining himself.

Published to mark the 20th anniversary of The National Parks and Other Wild Places of the Philippines, Nigel’s first book about the country, and the first ever to look at its natural environment, Wild Philippines now brings an overview of our knowledge about Philippine wildlife right up to date.

Wild Philippines’ content

Divided into just five chapters, Wild Philippines presents a series of overviews.

Chapter 1: A general introduction to the Philippines’ natural environment and its wildlife;

Chapter 2: An overview of the status of conservation past and present, summarising the challenges and damage done, followed by some examples of positive programmes to protect species and habitats.

Chapter 3: A summary of the Philippines’ principal habitats, ranging from the deep seas and coral reefs around the islands, to its mangroves and seagrass beds, followed by its various forest types, namely beach, lowland, limestone, swamp, montane and pine forests.

Chapter 4: An introduction to some of the Philippines’ most important species, in particular its many endemic - or unique - species, ranging from numerous hornbills to the Philippine Eagle, the Philippine Crocodile, a host of remarkable forest and mountain rodents, a range of Medinilla flowers, orchids (the Philippines has more orchid species than any other country) and the remarkable Rafflesias.

Chapter 5: An overview to some of the most important of the country’s many protected areas, both on land and around its coral reefs.

See a gallery of sample photos

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Wild Philippines sample pages

View a set of sample pages below.

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Watch video diaries

During the two trips that Nigel made to the Philippines to pull together the material for Wild Philippines, he shot a series of video diaries that illustrate what life was like on the road, in the rainforests and around the coral reefs.

Click on the link below to start watching the first video.

Basic data:

No of pages



260 x 215 mm

Cover type

Paperback with flaps

No of words

approx 50,000

No of photos





John Beaufoy Publishing

Retail price


Publication date

September 2019


Chapter 1

The Philippines

Chapter 2

Protecting the Treasure House

Chapter 3

From Ocean to Mountain

Chapter 4

Plant and Animal Wildlife

Chapter 5

Wild Places of the Philippines

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Wild Philippines is available now!

Price: GBP25.00

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