Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area NOCWCA

Bago City, Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) is declared as the country's newest Ramsar site and the first in Negros Island Region and Western Visayas. It is seen to boost the province's tourism industry located in Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area NOCWCA News

  • Critically-endangered Spoonbill Sandpiper Spotted In Negros Occidental

    Critically-endangered Spoonbill Sandpiper Spotted In Negros Occidental

    One of the worlds critically endangered shorebirds was recently spotted for the first time in Negros Occidental.

    A team from the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCFI) was able to take photographs of the Spoon-billed sandpiper or Spoonbill sandpiper, known to science as Calidrispygmaea, at the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA).

    Errol Gatumbato, PBCFI acting president, said the gravely endangered bird was specifically seen in Barangay Tibsok, San Enrique town over the weekend.

    "This affirms the significance of the NOCWCA as a conservat ...

  • Spoonbill Sandpiper Spotted

    In what could be considered as an interesting development in conservation, one of the world's critically endangered shorebirds was recently spotted for the first time in Negros Occidental, and most likely the first record for the Philippines, too.

    The team from the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. was able to take photographs of the Spoon-billed sandpiper or Spoonbill sandpiper, known to science as Calidrispygmaea, at the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area, specifically in Barangay Tibsok, San Enrique, over the weekend.

    This record further affirms t ...

  • Villar Pushes Devt Of MMs Vital Wetland

    Villar Pushes Devt Of MMs Vital Wetland

    Sen. Cynthia Villar yesterday cited the importance of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA) as a bird sanctuary and mangrove site on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the habitat's designation as a Wetland of International Importance.

    "We don't have to go out of Metro Manila for a place where we could commune with nature. Here is an internationally recognized place, where one can go bird-watching in a setting where diverse species of trees and mangrove thrive," Villar, who chairs the Senate committee on environment and natural resources, said in a ...

  • Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area NOCWCA

    Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area NOCWCA

    The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty that emphasizes the conservation and wise use of wetlands primarily as habitat for wildlife and as source of livelihood for many. Once an area has been named a Ramsar Site, the parties involved will abide by "the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world."

    The convention will inaugurate Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) as the 7th Ramsar Site of the Phili ...

  • Recognition For Negros Occidental Wetlands To Boost Tourism

    Recognition For Negros Occidental Wetlands To Boost Tourism

    The declaration of Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) as the country's newest Ramsar site is seen to boost the province's tourism industry, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

    DENR-Negros Island Region (NIR) Director Al Orolfo, who led the press conference at the Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City Tuesday, said the international recognition will further bring in more eco-tourists, both domestic and foreign, in Negros Occidental.

    Orolfo said that Negros Occidental has finally been recognized mainly for its coastal wetlands know ...