The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is located on the island of Panay, in the provinces of Aklan and Antique Province of the Philippines which was proclaimed a Natural Park in April 2002. The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park has an area of 120.09 km ², found within the municipalities of Nabas, Malay, Buruanga, Libertad and Pandan.
The site is home to a wide range of fl ...
ora and fauna of the Western Visayas, as the Visayan Leopard Cat, the Visayan warty pig, the Visayan spotted deer, the Negros Bleeding-heart dove, the Blue-naped Parrot, the Visayan Hornbill, Walden's Hornbill, and the Panay monitor.
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is also an important watershed. The forest of the Natural Park channels the water from the rains into a system of springs and rivers that provide water for over 100,000 inhabitants. The water for Boracay Island and the hundreds of thousands of tourists that visit there every year is also provided by the Northwest Panay watershed. Wiki
Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park News
The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 6 (DENR-6) expressed concern about the illegal wildlife trading activities in Western Visayas.
Environmentally protected areas in Western Visayas are now vulnerable to trading of illegal wildlife, including rare species of plants and animals, said DENR-6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna.
Sampulna said these vulnerable environmental areas are found in Panay and Negros Islands.
Specifically, these are Bulabog-Putian National Park in Dingle, Iloilo; Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park in Antique; Northe ...
The importance of wildlife is equated with human survival, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
In the recent observance of World Wildlife Day 2015, DENR-6 Director Jim O. Sampulna said the value of wildlife in people's everyday life should not be underestimated.
"It means everything, for our own existence," Sampulna said, adding that when all ecosystems are in balance, human life is also in balance.
"When it is disrupted or disturbed, we are affected in many ways and it becomes detrimental to our health." Sampulna also said.
The DENR has und ...
The consortium led by PetroEnergy Resources Corp (PERC) has asked regulators to allow it to put up its own transmission facilities to connect the Nabas wind farm in Aklan to the Panay Island power grid.
In its application to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), PERC, through subsidiary Petrowind Energy Inc (PWEI), asked for the authority to construct dedicated connection facilities to link the Nabas wind farm to the 69-kiloVolt Nabas Substation-Caticlan Substation transmission line of the National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP).
The proposed facilities, which cost an estimated P1 ...
A thirty-five (35) page full color coffee table book on Protected Areas titled "Advancing Different Ecosystems and Landscapes in Western Visayas" was recently launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 at SM City Iloilo simultaneous with the opening program for Earth Day 2014 celebration on April 22, with the theme "Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone".
The DENR 6 through its Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) in collaboration with the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS) worked tediously for months gatherin ...
Having been back home after almost 2 decades of being away, I could say that I am still a stranger to my own hometown. I have been to other places in the Philippines but sad to say, I never had the chance to discover my own town. And now that I'm back for good (hopefully), aside from my usual yearly travel plans, I plan to ready my backpack and discover every nook and corner of my town. (Love your own!)
By the way, home is here in the town of Malay, one of the municipalities of the Province of Aklan of the Philippines and is also the home of the world's best island, Boracay! (In a pageant ...
Aims and scope
In the Philippines, growth of the population with increasing need for land, water and food have led to overexploitation and devastation of ecosystems which are not only of scientific interest because the Philippines are one of the biodiversity hotspots worldwide, but which are also vital for economy and survival of the people.
Over the last few decades, destruction of Philippine nature had increased dramatically. In Mindanao, the 2011 disaster with almost 2000 inhabitants dead or missing after heavy flash floods caused by typhoon Sedong, and hundred thousands more lef ...