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 ...


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

  • 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 ...

  • An Urban Oasis Quick Getaway For Free

    An Urban Oasis Quick Getaway For Free

    The 175-hectare Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is a gem of a space in the metropolis as the zone comprises a mangrove forest with eight species, 114 hectares of tidal mudflats, secluded ponds and a coastal lagoon.

    It is a haven for indigenous and migratory birds that use the mangrove trees as roosts and nesting areas and the beach and the mudflats as their feeding grounds.

    Over 80 rare bird species have been recorded at LPPCHEA by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines ( WBCP ) which has been doing the annual census of waterbirds in coordination with t ...

  • Haribon Announces Bird Watching Tour

    Millions of animals around the world move seasonally from one place to another and then return to their homelands instinctively through a behavior called migration.

    In the Philippines, this fascinating phenomenon happens from September to May. Migratory birds, including 64 globally-threatened species, are now traveling and can be found visiting the Philippine wetlands, mangroves and coastal areas.

    Birds in general provide seed dispersal, pest regulation and other key functions that keep our environment healthy. They travel long distances to escape the cold winters of the north in what ar ...

  • Haribon Foundation Cigarette Butts Top List Of Coastal Trash

    Haribon Foundation Cigarette Butts Top List Of Coastal Trash

    The oceans are the Earths largest life givers. They supply half of the air we breathe, most of the animal protein we eat and water we drink. Oceans help regulate climate change impacts and support the greatest abundance of life in the planet.

    Whether or not we live near the coastlines, the health of our oceans affects us. Unfortunately throughout the years, we have risked the largest ecosystem on which our survival depends.

    According to the Ocean Conservancy, almost 2 million cigarette butts were found in the worlds shorelines in 2016 making it the most common coastal trash in the planet ...

  • DENR To Press For Protection Of Migratory Species

    The Philippines is expected to push for major initiatives in an international wildlife conference in Manila this month that will protect migratory species in ecotourism sites.

    The Philippines, as an important host to a number of migratory species in its coastal, marine, wetland and forest ecosystems, will prove to the rest of the world that human development should not be at the cost of our natural resources and the ecosystem services that they provide, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said.

    The DENR chief pointed out that the country has alread ...

  • Clean-up Drive Today

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) urged volunteers to join the clean up drive today to rid coastlines, rivers, and lakes of trash.

    Commander Armand Balilo, PCG spokesperson, said that students and workers are encouraged to join the 32nd Ocean Conservancys International Coastal Clean-up 2017.

    The clean up drive is a part of the worldwide effort of clearing tons of trash from coastlines, rivers, and lakes and recording every piece of trash collected which aims to heighten environmental awareness and volunteerism.

    Last years clean up was participated by 504,583 volunteers from 112 countri ...