Pawa Mangrove System and Wildlife Park is located in Brgy. Pawa, Masbate City, Masbate. It offers beautiful sight for bird watching, fishing and family picnic. It has also a 1.3 kilometer wooden bridge connecting Barangay Pawa and Sitio Daang Lungsod of Barangay Usab.
Pawa Mangrove Ecosystem and Wildlife Park News
Mangrove forests are among the first line of defenses of coastal communities against huge tidal waves and possible tsunamis. They are likewise spawning grounds for a variety of organisms. Sadly, mangroves have been chipped down because they are good firewood, attributed to the salt content in their system. Sometimes, mangrove areas are converted into fish ponds. Efforts to rehabilitate dwindling mangrove forests have become priority projects of local governments nowadays. The added tourism value makes it relatively easier to promote the ecological and economic returns of a healthy mangrove for ...
Location: Pawa, Masbate City
How to get there?
25 minutes by tricycle from Masbate City Port
45 minutes (or may be faster) by bicycle from Masbate City Port
Ask the tricycle driver or get off at at the ark of a NE Delos Santos Elementary School. Go down the stairs and pass through a village.
It will take 20 minutes walk (without picture taking) until you reach the end of 1.3 km bamboo bridges.
The bamboo bridge connects Barangay Pawa and Mabunga. So when you reach the end of the bridge, you will be in a different barangay. Barangay Mabunga has a cemented narrow road good for peop ...
A seven-year program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Masbate has been successful in putting in place a sustainable strategy in the management and conservation of the rich marine biodiversity in the province.
The program is part of the DENR's Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project (ICRMP), which the DENR regional office based here considers as one of the government's most comprehensive biodiversity management programs that promoted the "ridge-to-reef' approach for sustainably managing the coastal resources.
Its implementation was originally set fo ...
If your extremely busy schedule only leaves you with just three days for a holiday, don't fret about not seeing a lot. When you're in the Philippines, you can always maximize those three days into a truly relaxing and memorable getaway.
And when Masbate City is your holiday destination of choice, three days will allow you to see different attractions that show just how lovely and wonderful the Philippines really is.
Day 1: A City Tour
For your first day in a new city, taking things slow is the best way to go. First, you can start off on a historical tour by seeing the Masbate Cathedra ...
Turning their backs on their wrongdoing that almost destroyed the marine ecosystem around them, members of the Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Puro-Sinalikway (Samapusi) are now protectors of the Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary and the Pawa Mangrove Ecosystem and Wildlife Park, the two marine gems of Masbate City.
Since 2001, Samapusi, composed of erstwhile dynamite fishers, has been involved in taking care of and acting as tour guides at the vast marine sanctuary and mangrove forests, according to its president, Romeo Soria Jr.
Soria, 38, said the members started to rehabilitate the sanctuary th ...
There's a way to tame the rowdy rodeo experience that Masbate is known for: Just add crystalline water, hectares of coral reefs and an islet paradise.
A 15-minute boat ride from the city provides a welcome break from Masbate's cowboy country image of man versus cattle on a dusty rodeo arena, as tourists have discovered at Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary.
The reef sanctuary is a refreshing surprise of 234.54 hectares of coral reefs on a shallow shoal of crystal-clear waters surrounding a small island of powdery white sand and a mangrove forest.
Buntod was declared a protected area by the ...