Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Cawayan, Masbate

Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary covering an area of 110 hectare, is located about 8 km off the southern coast of the island of Masbate. The vegetation of the island consists of a dense tropical vegetation. The population lives mainly from fishing and there is some smaller agricultural land. At the shoreline of the island are larger mangrove forests.

Naro Island Wildlife Sanctuary News

  • DBP Grants Funds To NGP Project In Masbate Naro Island

    DBP Grants Funds To NGP Project In Masbate Naro Island

    A P1.5-million tree-planting project in support of the government's National Greening Program (NGP) and as a climate change mitigation strategy has been put in place in Naro Island in Masbate.

    The amount comes from a grant by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) under its Forest Program.

    The grant was recently formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), DBP and the municipal government of Cawayan, Masbate.

    Signatories are Felix Mendoza, Bicol regional technical director of DENR's Protected Areas, Wildl ...

  • Bicol seen as prime beneficiary of DENRs protected areas ecotourism rule

    Bicol seen as prime beneficiary of DENRs protected areas ecotourism rule

    The guidelines recently issued by the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources governing the conservation and use of protected areas with great potential for ecotourism development will primarily benefit Bicol, according to a regional official.

    The guidelines issued by DENR Sec. Ramon Paje provide mechanisms toward the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in areas with ecotourism importance such as terrestrial, coastal or marine, caves and wetland ecosystems.

    The DAO is very much suited to Bicol, a region seen as boundless in terms of natural wonders distributed among ...

  • DENR keeps watch over Bicol wetlands

    DENR keeps watch over Bicol wetlands

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is keeping an eye on migratory birds in wetlands in the Bicol Region following another report of a migratory bird which appeared weak and ill when caught by residents in Camarines Norte a week ago.

    Felix Mendoza, regional technical director of DENR's Protected Areas Wildlife Coastal Zone Management Service, confirmed that a sand piper, a type of water bird, was caught in Daet, Camarines Norte's Eco-athletic Field by a security guard who immediately reported his find to the police.

    Mendoza said the bird was immediately buried by personne ...