Pujada Bay is on the Pacific coast of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. It is an arm of the Philippine Sea in Davao Oriental province formed by the Guanguan Peninsula which separates it from the Mayo Bay on the east and the Pujada Peninsula which separates it from the Davao Gulf on the west.
Pujada Bay borders Mati, the province's capital and largest city, with its port a ...
nd city proper situated at its head. It is entered between Lamigan Point on the east and Tumago Point on the west, with the Pujada Island dividing its entrance into two channels. There are three other islands on the bay, namely Uanivan, Oak and Ivy islands.
The bay has been declared a marine protected area known as the Pujada Bay Protected Seascape. It covers 21,200 hectares protecting the bay and its coastal area including its four islands.
Pujada Bay is known for its rich coral reef system and white-sand beaches. It has a small inlet on its northwestern side called Balete Bay. Several rivers and streams flow into the bay, including Catmonan Creek, Dawan Creek, Dilaon Creek, Mati River, Matiao Creek and Guanguan Creek.
The bay is home to 25 genera of hard and soft corals, the most abundant of which belong to the genus Montipora, Acropora and Porites. It also contains approximately 850 hectares of mangroves of mostly secondary growth and mangrove plantations distributed along the its shores. It is also known to harbor nine of the sixteen species of sea grasses found in the Philippines. Wiki
Pujada Bay Protected Seascape Marine Reserve News
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Davao Region forged collaboration with the Davao City Government to implement their Sustainable Integrated Area Development Management, which will pilot in Marilog District.
In a press statement posted Wednesday on their Facebook page, it said DENR-Davao director Ruth Tawantawan met with Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office head Lisa Madrazo, and they have agreed to coordinate for the project, which seeks to improve the general well-being of the people while sustaining the integrity of the ecosystem.
"It aims to im ...
Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez has placed all permits issued to mining operations in so-called protected areas (PAs) under review, as she vowed to make sure miners will be kept out of biodiversity sites under her watch.
Lopez also ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to conduct an inventory of PAs already threatened by mining activities.
Lopez wants to review the mining permits issued before and after their declaration as PAs covered under the National Integrated Protected Areas (Nipas) Act, underscoring the importance of protecting and conserving ...
An environmental group on Thursday criticized the government for allegedly giving low priority to the protection of the Philippines' endangered species.
The statement came days after a Philippine Eagle named "Pamana" was found dead in Davao Oriental, inside a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) heritage site ??" the Mt. Hamiguitan Range.
Pamana was nursed back to health in 2012 after it was shot twice. After two years of rehabilitation, it was released into the wild, only to be found shot dead. Its decomposing body was found more than two months afte ...
President Benigno S. Aquino III has finally declared the mountain range of Aliwagwag in Davao Oriental as the country's new protected area after years of incessant struggle by local environmentalists for the national government to help them provide protective measures that would effectively preserve one of the "foremost landmarks" of Davao Oriental.
Through his Proclamation Number 139, President Aquino declared Aliwagwag as a protected area under the category of protected landscape and its peripheral areas as buffer zone. Aliwagwag, situated in the municipalities of Cateel and Boston in Dav ...
With its pristine beaches, magnificent waterfalls and rich, exciting culture, Davao Oriental province in southeastern Philippines is a must-try for tourists.
From end to end, Davao Oriental is teeming with postcard-pretty sites and sights, many of which are still waiting to be discovered, explored and experienced.
At 516,400 hectares, Davao Oriental is the largest province in Southern Mindanao, comprising about 20 percent of the region's land area. Its 513.2-kilometer coastline is one of the longest and has the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Due to its sheer size and plethora ...
A seven-year program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Masbate has been successful in putting in place a sustainable strategy in the management and conservation of the rich marine biodiversity in the province.
The program is part of the DENR's Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project (ICRMP), which the DENR regional office based here considers as one of the government's most comprehensive biodiversity management programs that promoted the "ridge-to-reef' approach for sustainably managing the coastal resources.
Its implementation was originally set fo ...