Angat Watershed

Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

The Angat Watershed Forest Reserve is a water and nature reserve, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines . It covers an area of 57,891 hectares and is located on the eastern border of the province of Bulacan , in the field of communities Dona Remedios Trinidad , Norzagaray and San Jose del Monte City . It is the principal source of water supply of 12 million inhabitants capital region Metro Man ...

ila . With the presidential decree no. 391, it was established on 30 April 1968.

The Angat Watershed Forest Reserve extends in the highlands of the Sierra Madre , about 35 kilometers northwest of Manila , to the summits of 1,187 meter high Mount Oriod . It stretches along the Angat, a tributary of Pampanga , and the pent-up by the Angat Dam Angat Lake . It includes the smaller approximately 6,672 hectare Angat Watershed Forest Reserve Pilot Project in the south of the nature reserve. It is one of the nature reserves in the southern Sierra Madre- Biosphere corridor.

In the conservation area of enclosed lowland rain forests, the growing of fruit crops wing dominated, occupying an altitude range from 490 to 920 meters. The closed forests separate areas where bamboo forests and heaths and grasslands grow. The soil is referred to as nutrient-poor soils, it lacks humus soils.

It live in this protected area the Philippine Warty Pig , the Philippine relatives of the cynomolgus monkey and the Philippine deer . On bird populations are the Philippines Hawk-Eagle , the Streifenuhu , various types of fruit pigeons and kingfishers available.

Angat River Watershed Forest Reserve News

  • Bulacan Gov Stop Cutting Trees In Angat Dam Watershed

    Bulacan Gov Stop Cutting Trees In Angat Dam Watershed

    Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has strongly urged engineers and contractors of the Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC) to stop and desist from cutting trees at the watershed area of the aging hydro electric power dam.

    The governor met with AHC engineers led by Russel Rigor and officials of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environment Society headed by Bro. Martin Francisco at his office Friday afternoon.

    Alvarado said that while he was thankful that the repair and strengthening of the nearly 50 years old Angat dam in the mountain town of Norzagaray was pushing through, he was shocked and alarme ...

  • WWF-Philippines Supports MWSS Annual Million Tree Challenge

    WWF-Philippines Supports MWSS Annual Million Tree Challenge

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines showed its support for the launch of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems' (MWSS) Annual Million Tree Challenge at the Ipo Dam on June 23, two days before Arbor Day ??" a day dedicated to planting trees.

    The Challenge, which aims to annually plant, maintain, and nurture one million trees for five years for the benefit of six watersheds, is a staunch declaration of MWSS' commitment to pursue and take on an active role in the advocacy on water conservation and protecting the environment. The mentioned watershed beneficiaries, which are ...

  • Alvarado Stop Cutting Trees At Angat Watershed

    Alvarado Stop Cutting Trees At Angat Watershed

    While thankful that the repair and strengthening of the nearly 50-year-old Angat dam is now underway, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has urged contractors of the Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC) to refrain from cutting trees at the watershed area.

    At a meeting with AHC engineers led by Russel Rigor and officials of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environment Society headed by Bro. Martin Francisco at the Capitol the other day, Alvarado was shocked that 924 trees had been cut to give way to heavy equipment working on the dam.

    Pointing out that many of these trees were decades-old, he told th ...

  • Wild Animals Na Dumaan Sa Rehabilitasyon Pinalaya

    Wild Animals Na Dumaan Sa Rehabilitasyon Pinalaya

    Halos 50 hayop na sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang pinakawalan sa Angat Watershed, Huwebes ng umaga.

    Kasama ito sa layunin ng Biodiversity Management Bureau na paigtingin ang controlled ecotourism sa Angat Dam.

    Kabilang sa mga hayop na pinakawalan ang mga lawin, brahminy kite, mga monitor lizard, at Asian box turtles.

    Dumaan muna ang mga ito sa rehabilitasyon, at tiniyak ng mga beterinaryo na kaya na nilang mamuhay muli sa ilang, tulad ng Angat Watershed, na isang protected area ng pamahalaan.

    Mayroong 62,000 na ektarya ang Angat Watershed. Ipinagbabawal ang panghuhuli o pagkuha ng ...

  • Wildlife Release At Angat Watershed

    Wildlife Release At Angat Watershed

    About 50 wildlife animals that underwent rehabilitation were released at the Angat Watershed last week. The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), in coordination with the National Power Corporation (NPC), conducted the activity to strengthen the controlled ecotourism at Angat Dam.

    Included in the wildlife release were island-collared doves, Brahminy kites, monitor lizards, and Asian box turtles.

    The animals first underwent rehabilitation and veterinarians made sure that they can already be left in the wild, like in Angat Watershed ??" one of the government's protected areas.

    The Angat ...

  • Festive Holidays For Dumagat Tribe

    Festive Holidays For Dumagat Tribe

    The tribal governor of the Dumagat some 800 indigenous people living in the mountains of Norzagaray, San Jose del Monte and Doña Remedios Trinidad ??" thanked yesterday Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for their having experienced a grand Christmas celebration at the Capitol gymnasium the other day.

    Provincial officials led by Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando played "Santa Claus" to more or less 800 members of the Dumagat tribe in a well-organized celebration prepared by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office under Rowena Joson- Tiongson.

    "Masasayang tao kaming mga Dum ...