Bakhawan Eco Park

Kalibo, Aklan

The Bakhawan Eco Park is a 220-hectare mangrove forest located in in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. The mangrove reforestation project started in 1990 when the local government and several non-government organizations transformed the muddy shoreline of Barangay New Buswang into a mangrove reforestation site to prevent flood and storm surges in the community. The park is dubbed as the Philippines' mos ...

t successful mangrove reforestation project.

Today, the Bakhawan Eco-Park is considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kalibo. The centerpiece of the Eco-Park is a 1.3-kilometer bamboo trail that takes visitors deep into the mangrove forest. The park is an ideal destination for Eco-Tourism, it is home to different species of mangrove trees and it serves as a sanctuary for various types of birds and marine species. Other features in the park includes a watchtower, souvenir shop, canteen, massage area, charcoal briquetting, picnic huts and a Center for International Mangrove Studies.

Bakhawan Eco Park Mangrove Sanctuary News

  • A Walk Around Bakhawan Eco-Park In Aklan

    A Walk Around Bakhawan Eco-Park In Aklan

    My recent visit to Bakhawan Eco-Park in Kalibo, Aklan opened my mind to the importance of mangroves to the environment. The park is dubbed as the Philippines most successful mangrove reforestation project. It was my first time to walk along a 2-km trail surrounded by various kinds of mangroves a fun way to relax and unwind.

  • Wetlands Are Key To Human Survival

    Wetlands Are Key To Human Survival

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reached out to communities near the Tullahan River north of Manila last weekend as its way of marking the celebration of the World Wetlands Day (WWD).

    The activity, according to Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, aimed to raise awareness to the value of preserving wetlands and their importance to ecosystems.

    Through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), the DENR targeted two Quezon City barangays Santa Lucia and San Bartolome in conducting an educational outreach activity to highlight the theme "Wetlands for Sustainable Urb ...

  • DENR Earmarks P25 Million To Jump-start Biodiversity Projects In Coastal Areas

    DENR Earmarks P25 Million To Jump-start Biodiversity Projects In Coastal Areas

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set aside P25 million from its budget to boost biodiversity-friendly enterprises in coastal communities next year.

    Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) said Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has approved the proposal, dubbed "Financial Assistance for Biodiversity Enterprise Project", under the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management Program of the DENR-BMB.

    "Next year we can provide financial assistance for communities for their biodiversity-friendly enterprises," Lim told the BusinessMirror in an ...

  • Jollibee Sets Chicken Bucket For Mangrove Propagules In Aklan

    The Jollibee Foods Corp. will officially launch its "Chicken Joy" bucket program in exchange for mangrove propagules.

    In a news forum here, Jen Orven Ariel Zaragoza, Trade Marketing Officer of the Jollibee Foods Corp. Visayas, said each bucket of Chicken Joy sold to the costumers in their four Kalibo branches will help purchase mangrove propagules.

    In 2014 a store in Kalibo started to plant mangroves at the Allen Salas Quimpo Bakhawan Ecological Park. After this, it started to grow, encouraging other volunteer groups to join our tree-planting activity. We are going a notch higher this y ...

  • Kalibo Mangroves Eco-park An Environmental Marvel

    The Kalibo Bakhawan Eco-Park, a mangrove forest in Kalibo, Aklan, in Western Visayas region, is helping the town mitigate disasters, such as flooding and air pollution.

    Medelyn Quadra of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) said it also balances the ecology of the province.

    The 220-hectare mangrove forest in Barangay Old Buswang in Kalibo is rich in biodiversity being a habitat of a variety of species, such as fishes, shellfish, crabs and birds, and help protect the area against natural disasters and siltation, and a nutrient enhancer, among others.

    Quadra, ...

  • Exploring Bakhawan Eco Park In Kalibo Aklan

    Exploring Bakhawan Eco Park In Kalibo Aklan

    Before heading to Boracay, I decided to stop and explore Kalibo for a couple of days. Aside from their famous Ati-Atihan Festival, there is actually so much more to see in this very peaceful town of Kalibo and one of the many is the BAKHAWAN ECO-PARK.