Las Pinas-Paranaque

Paranaque, Manila

The Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area is located on Freedom Island and covers an area of about 30 km2 with an elevation of between 0 and 7 meters above sea level. It is a barrier island located across from the Manila??"Cavite Expressway just south of another reclaimed site called Asiaworld City, a residential waterfront community that is part of the bigger Bay City developme ...

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Freedom Island is an artificial island in Manila Bay just off the coast of Paranaque in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was formed between 1973 and 1985 during the construction of the Manila??"Cavite Coastal Road. Two other islands lie immediately to the south in Las Pinas, namely Long Island and another smaller island also formed by land reclamation.

The island consists primarily of loam and dredged material pulled from the bay and nearby lands. It contains a mangrove forest and swamps providing a habitat for many migratory bird species, including the Philippine duck, Chinese egret, common moorhen and black-crowned night heron. The island was declared a Critical Habitat by the Philippine government in 2007. It was listed as a Ramsar wetland of international importance in 2013.  Wiki

Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area News

  • Legarda: Protect Migratory Birds Thru Protected Areas

    In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Sen. Loren Legarda renewed her call for greater protection of the country's protected areas, especially wetlands that serve as temporary habitats of migratory birds.

    "Wetlands are crucial to the survival and well-being of migratory birds, which are important in keeping a balanced ecosystem," said Legarda.

    There are seven sites in the Philippines designated as Wetlands of International Importance. These are Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, Naujan Lake National Park, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Tubba ...

  • Govt Reforestation Program To Focus On Rehab Of 143 Critical Watersheds

    Govt Reforestation Program To Focus On Rehab Of 143 Critical Watersheds

    The Duterte administration's reforestation program will focus on the rehabilitation of the country's 143 critical watersheds, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

    Director Nonito M. Tamayo of the DENRs Forest Management Bureau (FMB) told the BusinessMirror that DENR regional offices have been directed to start conducting sites assessment in critical watersheds within their respective jurisdictions in preparation for next years tree-planting activities under Executive Order (EO) 193, or the Expanded National Greening Program (ENGP).

    The decision, ...

  • Birds Food And Tricycles Metro Manila Offers Tourism Treasures

    Birds Food And Tricycles Metro Manila Offers Tourism Treasures

    The three-city tour was fast, ran in clockwork precision and very organized.

    There was no time for waiting and we didnt waste time second-guessing what was going to happen next. Inside the blizzard-cold coaster as we began rolling on Edsa, the atmosphere was warm and, surprise, very quiet. Far different from previous tours weve attended, where our ears would bleed from people tirelessly talking throughout the entire trip.

    I had gingerly slid my back on the seat, ready to coil and doze off to catch sleep. It was going to be a one-and-a-half-hour travel, I was told when I heard two girls g ...

  • World Wetlands Day

    Last February 2 was World Wetlands Day.

    Numerous activities throughout the world were observed to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar City in Iran. The covenant, also known as the Ramsar Convention, was passed way back on February 2, 1971, but it was only during the past years when it was getting more attention.

    Today, the World Wetlands Day is one of the important conservation events in the country. The Philippines is a signatory to this international treaty.

    The convention provides a broad definition of wetlands, which include lakes, rivers, underground ...

  • Conservation Counts Asian Water Bird Census 2018 At LPPCHEA

    Conservation Counts Asian Water Bird Census 2018 At LPPCHEA

    The Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) is a waterbird counting activity held every second and third weeks of January conducted by the government, non-government offices, nature club members and many other volunteer groups in different wetland sites in the world. In the Philippines, it is conducted in each region and is spearheaded by the DENR- Biodiversity Management Bureau.

  • WWF-Philippines, Sun Life Foundation Coastal Cleanup At The Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat And Ecotourism Area

    WWF-Philippines, Sun Life Foundation Coastal Cleanup At The Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat And Ecotourism Area

    Another corporate partner amps up their commitment to the environment by joining this years International Coastal Cleanup! On September 9, 50 employees of Sun Life Foundation led by Executive Director Kristine Millete, went on a coastal cleanup in the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, a small island by Cavitex Highway which happens to be a bird sanctuary as well as the last wetland in Metro Manila.

    The event was headed by WWF-Philippines Environmental Education Head Mr. Ruel Bate, who gave a briefing before employees went straight into the cleanup action. Sun Life Fo ...