Apo Reef Natural Park Mindoro is a coral reef system in the Philippines situated on the western waters of Occidental Mindoro province in the Mindoro Strait. Encompassing 34 km2 (13 sq mi), it is the world's second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the country. The reef and its surrounding waters are protected areas in the country administered as the Apo Reef Natural Park (ARN ...
P). It is one of the best known and most popular dive sites in the country.
Apo Reef Natural Park Mindoro News
The Philippines, teeming with its magnificent island destinations is indeed a force to reckon with. Armed with its famous tourist spots and renowned cultural and heritage areas, the archipelago still has tons to offer that are yet to be discovered.
One of the world's critically endangered seabirds, the Christmas Frigatebird, was spotted for the first time at Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro province, the third record of the species in the Philippines outside of the Sulu Sea.
Geoff Tabaranza, research program manager of Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI), said the sighting of the bird "highlights the significance" of ARNP as a conservation site.
The park, he said, serves as "nesting ground for seabirds and a stopover feeding site for migratory species."
Planning to spend your summer vacation in Mindoro? Check out Sablayan! Try the different activities here such as as ziplining between two islands and going on an underwater adventure at the Apo Reef Natural Park.
Scuba Diving Apo Reef, Occidental Mindoro Philippines
I conquered the world's 2nd largest contiguous coral reef. I love the Philippines!
Watch out for my vlog post about my camping experience on the island. hahaha!I am so not a camping person so a lot of firsts happened that weekend. LOL!
With the continuing decline of the global population of marine turtles, the Philippines is mulling over to move for stronger conservation measures under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) said she intends to take the opportunity to make the pitch when the country hosts the 12th Conference of Parties (COP12) of the CMS in Manila from October 23 to 28.
As host of the meeting, Lim said the Philippines is privileged to ...
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