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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...