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("Come, let's count birds!" in Pampangueno)
Migratory birds are currently on the move for Autumn migration, and I look back to last February where we joined the indefatigable Arne J to check out the environs of Manila Bay to survey the waterbird population. Our group was composed of myself, Adri, Tinggay, Angelo and Arne. We were ready to count birds!
At least 13,065 migratory birds were reported to be present anew in one day in wetlands in Balanga City, Bataan.
There was a slight decrease compared to 15,075 birds counted on January 22, 2017.
Representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Tourism and the Wild Bird Club made the count in Barangay Lote, Sibacan, Puerto Rivas Ibaba, Puerto Rivas Itaas and Tortugas, all seaside villages in Balanga. DENR is the lead agency in the census, which was done last January 20.
DENR is the lead agency in the census, which was done last January 20. ...
The last time we went to Candaba was in January of 2016. I can't believe it had been that long! For one thing, that place was no longer as promising as it used to be. Most of the marshland where migrants spend the winter had been replaced by ricefields.
On the 1st of April, a few WBCP-ers (led by Mike L. and Arne J.) attended the groundbreaking for a wetland park at the LPPCHEA (Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area). Finally! Hopefully, this project, led by Sen. Cynthia Villar, will focus on the importance of the mudflats as a wetland (it is a declared RAMSAR site!) and as a green space in a city choked by urban developments lacking environmental planning.
Adri and I were there but unwittingly skipped the ceremonies as we were captivated by several Black-winged Stilts foraging along a relatively clean beach. We had l ...
Seven of over 2,200 identified wetlands in the world as listed by the Ramsar Convention are in the Philippines.
These are the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan; the Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park in Sulu; the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Agusan del Sur; the Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro; the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Cebu; the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area in Negros Occidental; and the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA). Among these, only LPPCHEA is in an urban area??"in ...
Environmental advocates and numerous government agencies joined Senator Cynthia A. Villar in the kick-off ceremonies for the observance of the 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction set on October 13 this year.
Villar led some 800 participants in the clean-up and establishment of a bamboo nursery at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA).
"We must all work hand in hand in the fight against environment degradation. We are all well aware that the protection of our environment is the key to the reduction of natural and man-made disasters," Villar said ...