Tabuk Islet is over-grown with four to six species of mangrove trees forming a dense cover and is home to a flock of large fruit bat visibly hanging upside down the three branches. An ongoing assessment of the islets' marine resources shows a wide patch of sea-grass population. The popular Siganid fish locally known as danggit, seems to have found the pristine blue, clean plankton-rich water in Pa ...
lompon, their natural habitat.
The main attraction in Tres Marias Islets, specifically Tabuk, is the swarm of visitors without passports ??" the migratory birds. The presence of migratory birds complements the endemic bird population in the islets. Record shows 30 or more species of migratory birds.
Tabuk Islet Marine Park Fish and Bird Sanctuary News
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Hundreds of Flying Foxes above Palompon town from Tabuk Island.
One of the natural attractions of the 50-hectare Tabuk Marine Park and Bird Sanctuary in this Leyte town ??" giant bats ??" are back 10 months after this mangrove forested place was affected by typhoon Yolanda killing some of its inhabitants.
The sanctuary, situated just about 50 meters away from the municipal hall of Palompon, serves as haven not only for marine life but also for thousands of giant fruit bats, endemic to the area.
Two species of fruit bats can be seen in the sanctuary ??" the giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerdon jubatus) and the large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus). ...
Mangroves prevented the Haiyan storm surge from inflicting further damage in the coast town of Palompon. Nature, as shown by the super typhoons that ravaged the Philippines, could be treacherous. But nature, through environmental conservation, can be used to protect man from cruel elements. David Lozada reports on how mangroves prevented the Haiyan storm surge from inflicting further damage on a coastal town.
This is the coast town of Palompon, Leyte.
The sea is calm, but residents know it can be treacherous.
A resident here for 15 years, Leticia Sumili says the sea can sometimes turn aga ...
Nature, as shown by the super typhoons that ravaged the Philippines, could be treacherous.But nature, through environmental conservation, can be used to protect man from cruel elements.David Lozada reports on how mangroves prevented the Haiyan storm surge from inflicting further damage on a coastal town.
Tomorrow, February 2, is World Wetlands Day. In the Philippines, wetlands or lupaing tubig are usually associated only with mangrove areas. The 1971 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Conservation, however, extended its definition to include rivers, lakes, open coasts, coral reefs, seagrasses, freshwater marshes/swamps, floodplains, peatlands as well as man-made wetlands like rice paddies and fishponds, to mention a few.
Wetlands are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world providing so much benefits to people. Among the values and functions of wetlands are as:
Kidneys of the earth ??" ...