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  • Bataan Mangrove Tree Planting

    Bataan Mangrove Tree Planting

    "This is our primary source of livelihood. If we do not take care of it, there might be a time when we will have nothing to eat," says Mr. Laudico Perez, SUGPO President, the Samahang Ugnayan ng Pangisdaan ng Orion "Who else will take care of it except for us who benefit from the sea?

    Two mangrove nurseries were established in Balut and Camachile, where propagules are nurtured prior to reforestation. Harvesting of propagules is conducted only during January to May because of limited propagules. Nonetheless, the organization encourages its members to continually collect propagules. Mangrove ...

  • Record Thousands Of Migratory Birds Counted In One Day In Balanga City

    Record Thousands Of Migratory Birds Counted In One Day In Balanga City

    Some 29,384 migratory water birds were counted Sunday during the Asian Waterbird Census in the wetlands here, the highest number ever recorded since the census in this city started in 2010.

    The number ballooned from last year's census of 12,999 birds taken in the bird watching villages of Lote, Puerto Rivas Ibaba, Tortugas, and Sibacan.

    It surpassed the 25,000 birds counted three years ago.

    Gina Mapua, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), said 63 bird species are found in Balanga City, most of which belong to egret, whiskered tern, and black-winged stilt.

    She ...

  • City Of Balanga Records Highest Bird Count Rare Species Spotted

    City Of Balanga Records Highest Bird Count Rare Species Spotted

    Migratory birds graced the City of Balanga (COB) wetlands with an all-time high 29,465 population, according to the data given by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) at the 2016 Balanga City Asian Water Bird Census held at the Balanga City Hall audio-visual room (AVR) on January 24.

    This year's record is 134.02% higher than the previous 12,599. COB's first recorded peak in migration was the 25,935 bird count of WBCP in January 2013.

    The WBCP accounts Bataan's good weather condition as the reason behind the peak in bird count.

    "Ang dahilan ng pagtaas (ng migratory bird populat ...

  • Organizers Of Philippine Bird Festival Hope To Raise Conservation Awareness

    Bird lovers from around the world hope to encourage young Filipinos to take part in conservation efforts at the 10th Philippine Bird Festival. CCTV's Barnaby Lo reports from Balanga, Bataan, Philippines.

  • Record 29 384 Migratory Birds Counted In One Day In Balanga City

    Record 29 384 Migratory Birds Counted In One Day In Balanga City

    Some 29,384 migratory water birds were counted Sunday during the Asian Waterbird Census in the wetlands here, the highest number ever recorded since the census in this city started in 2010.

    The number ballooned from last year's census of 12,999 birds taken in the bird watching villages of Lote, Puerto Rivas Ibaba, Tortugas, and Sibacan.

    It surpassed the 25,000 birds counted three years ago.

    Gina Mapua, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), said 63 bird species are found in Balanga City, most of which belong to egret, whiskered tern, and black-winged stilt.

    She ...

  • Asian Waterbirds Census In Balanga City Begins

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in coordination with the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines and the city government of Balanga, started over the weekend the yearly census of migratory waterbirds in five birdwatching sites here.

    Bird count was made in Sibacan, Lote, Tortugas, Puerto Rivas Itaas and Puerto Rivas Ibaba, seaside villages in this component city along Manila Bay.

    Terns, plovers, black-winged stilt, sandpipers and little, intermediate and large egrets were among the migratory birds seen as early as 5:30 a.m. flying from mangroves and settling on dry f ...