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

  • 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 ...

  • 10 Environmental Organizations You Can Join

    10 Environmental Organizations You Can Join

    We can take the next step and join these organizations that go the extra mile in saving the only Earth that we have.

  • Environmental Protection A Must To Sustain Tourism

    The importance of protecting the environment to sustain the local as well as the global tourism industry was the focus of a four-day ecotourism festival that ended here recently.

    International delegates from 10 countries including the United States, Costa Rica, Jordan, Japan, Thailand and Australia spoke on a variety of topics that included general tourism, architecture and ecotourism site development.

    With the theme "Ecotourism Driving Sustainability: Asean and Beyond," the event brought together much sought after speakers from the Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) and other experts from ...

  • Tieza Board Okays P45 Million For LPPCHEA Conservation Drive

    Tieza Board Okays P45 Million For LPPCHEA Conservation Drive

    The development of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), a 175-hectare area considered as the "last coastal frontier" or the "last natural bastion in Metro Manila", will be getting a much- needed financial boost.

    The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) board of directors has approved a budget of P45 million for the conservation of LPPCHEA, including the construction of the Wetland Center, Birdhives, Boardwalk and View Towers at the Long Island, Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Res ...