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

  • High Hopes For Migratory Waterbirds

    High Hopes For Migratory Waterbirds

    As a news report shows an upward trend for migratory waterbirds in Africa, Europe and Asia, wildlife and conservation experts in the Philippines believe the campaign to protect and conserve these threatened species are finally paying off.

    They believe the country's efforts provided the much-needed boost in the regional and global effort to protect and conserve migratory birds as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shares the results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2018.

    It included sightings of new recordings and potentially new species of migratory birds, unde ...

  • Trash Birds

    Trash Birds

    In the birding community the term "trash bird" refers to a species that is so common to the point that they are sometimes just tolerated as unavoidable but necessary. Like trash. Oftentimes they are simply ignored by birdwatchers and bird photographers.

  • DENR Names 3 More Protected River Systems

    DENR Names 3 More Protected River Systems

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has named three more river systems as water quality management areas (WQMAs), bringing to 37 the total number of water bodies under policies for protection.

    In three separate administrative orders signed by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the Malabon-Tullahan-Tinajeros and the Las Pinas-Paranaque river systems in the National Capital Region, and the Iyam-Dumacaa river system in Region 4A (Calabarzon) have been designated as WQMAs.

    The move aims to protect and improve the water quality of the three river systems pursuant to Repu ...

  • Expanded Nipas Law Creates 94 More Natl Parks Across PH

    Expanded Nipas Law Creates 94 More Natl Parks Across PH

    A landmark law signed by President Duterte in June has declared 94 protected areas as national parks that are now under government protection and management, with government resources mobilized in their conservation.

    Under Republic Act No. 11038, or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (Nipas) Act of 2018, the protected areas have been put under the control and supervision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Biodiversity Management Bureau.

    The new law also requires the Department of Justice to appoint special prosecutors for viola ...

  • Forest Rangers Of Freedom Island Fight Losing Battle Vs Plastic Pollution

    Forest Rangers Of Freedom Island Fight Losing Battle Vs Plastic Pollution

    Because of the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay, forest rangers of Freedom Island and Long Islang in Paranaque say coastal cleanups are not enough.

    For over a decade now, Ruben Navales has dutifully fufilled his work as forest ranger at Freedom Island in Paranaque City's Freedom Island just off Coastal Road.

    His job as forest ranger is to watch over the upkeep of the habitat for migratory birds which seasonally pass through here and protect the dwindling patches of mangroves from poachers

    Navales is one of 4 farm workers/ forest rangers who patrol this 175-hectare area kn ...

  • 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 ...