Black winged stilt Himantopus himantopus News
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 Most of the marshland where migrants spend the winter had been replaced by ricefields.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 ...
I was happy to be back at the LPPCHEA (Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area) for a bit of Saturday morning birding with some members of the WBCP.
I had not been back for a few years and I was curious to see the beach we once dubbed as "rubber slipper beach" when I was just starting out birding. All sorts of trash littered the beach, from your usual plastic packaging to styrofoam boxes, discarded nets and rope, furniture, handbags, clothes, toys... ANYTHING you can think up, including A LOT of rubber slippers. Well, there was still a LOT of the city's trash washed up o ...
Sen. Cynthia Villar appealed to the incoming administration of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte not to pursue the proposed reclamation of Manila Bay as a site for a new international airport.
Villar, a known advocate of environmental protection, said the reclamation of Manila Bay would destroy the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA). On March 16, 2012 Villar filed before the Supreme Court a petition or writ of kalikasan.
"I appeal to president-elect Duterte to look beyond the claim of decongesting existing airports and realize that the planned reclamation ...