Olango Wildlife Bird Sanctuary located in Olango Island, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, is a major refueling station for approximately 40,000 migratory birds. It is located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. The 1,030 hectare of sandflats and mangroves is a haven for the birds that come from Siberia, Northern China and Japan.
These birds flock to the island seeking refuge fro ...
m the winter climate of these countries. Olango Wildlife Sanctuary supports the largest concentration of migratory birds found so far in the Philippines. There are 97 species of birds in Olango, 48 of which are migratory species, while the rest are resident birds of the island.
The Philippine Dept of Environment and Natural Resources has been tasked to protect and manage the area. A sanctuary office has been established in the area. The Olango Wildlife Sanctuary office also serves as a jump-off point for birdwatching in the reserve.
Olango Island Wildlife Bird Sanctuary News
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-7 has called on the public to continue protecting the mangrove plantations on Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City as part of the observance of the Earth Month.
DENR-7 Director Emma Melana has urged coastal communities to help in protecting the mangroves and participate in the maintenance as these provide shelter for local and migratory wildlife species and serve as roosting and foraging grounds.
"We want to make sure that our coastal areas are maintained by conducting a regular mangrove planting, and maintenance, and coastal cleanup by enli ...
Sen. Cynthia Villar yesterday cited the importance of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA) as a bird sanctuary and mangrove site on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the habitat's designation as a Wetland of International Importance.
"We don't have to go out of Metro Manila for a place where we could commune with nature. Here is an internationally recognized place, where one can go bird-watching in a setting where diverse species of trees and mangrove thrive," Villar, who chairs the Senate committee on environment and natural resources, said in a ...
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The Philippine Eagle may be on top of the list of birds to see in the Philippines. It's a majestic creature and on the list of endangered species making it a species that needs to be protected. But apart from the Philippine Eagle, there are other magnificent creatures of the sky that are worth seeing in the country.
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Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu
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Olango Island is only 30 minutes away from Mactan Island. It is well-known for its Wildlife Sanctuary where people can go birdwatching, which is the main attraction in the island.