Lake Naujan National Park

Naujan, Oriental Mindoro

Naujan Lake is a freshwater lake in the Philippines located in the northeastern corner of the province of Oriental Mindoro on Mindoro Island. The lake, approximately 8,125 hectares in area, is the fifth largest in the country and the main geographical feature of the Naujan Lake National Park.

The lake is bounded by the towns of Naujan to the north and northeast, Victoria to the wes ...

t, Socorro to the south and southeast, and Pola to the east. The lake is also bounded by the Naujan Mountains to the north and east of the lake. Several thermal springs and solfataras are reported to exist on the eastern border of the Naujan Lake.

The lakes watershed covers about 30,000 hectares. The lake is fed by the Macatoc, Borbocolon, Malayas, Malabo, Maambog, Malbog and Cusay Creek from the east; by Bambang, Tigbao and Tagbakin Creek from the west; and by Subaan and Singulan River from the south. The lake has only one outlet, the Butas River, which flow north then heads east after the Lumangbayan River joins the river and empties to Tablas Strait at Barangay Lumang-bayan, Naujan.

The park caters recreational activities such as boating, picnics, bird watching, educational tour and scientific research. Also, the park is considered the widest breeding place of marsh birds and having a quarterly Biodiversity Monitoring System which include bird counting.

Lake Naujan National Park News

  • World Migratory Bird Day October 2018

    World Migratory Bird Day October 2018

    Welcome to the birds! This season marks the annual bird migration in the Philippines, whereby influx of migratory birds is expected to commence around September (southward migration) and return to their breeding grounds by March (northward migration). These birds stop briefly along wetlands - swamps, marshes, intertidal and coastal areas, rivers, ponds, lakes, as well as forest throughout the country, to rest and refuel for their onward journey.

    In time with the bird migration season, the Philippines will be joining the global community in the observance of the World Migratory Bird Day 2018 ...

  • Saving Naujan Lake

    Saving Naujan Lake

    Biodiversity advocates on Mindoro Island are pushing for the enactment of a law that will strengthen the protection of the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP), one of the first national parks in the Philippines.

    The Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) is working closely with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in support of the move to have the NLNP declared a full-pledged protected area under Republic Act 7586, or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (Nipas) Act of 1992, and its amended version, RA 11038, or the Expanded Nipas Act that wa ...

  • Communities In Protected Areas (1st Of Two Parts)

    Twenty-six years this June since the passage of the National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992, or Republic Act 7586, it is unfortunate that I still encountered persons who have notions that communities shall be displaced once the site where they are occupying is declared as a protected area.

    Probably, it is because of the word "protected", which denotes a certain level of protection, and most likely, the interpretation is protection from settlement and other activities of the people. So far, I did not hear any dislocation of communities resulting in the declaration and manageme ...

  • Legarda: Protect Migratory Birds Thru Protected Areas

    In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Sen. Loren Legarda renewed her call for greater protection of the country's protected areas, especially wetlands that serve as temporary habitats of migratory birds.

    "Wetlands are crucial to the survival and well-being of migratory birds, which are important in keeping a balanced ecosystem," said Legarda.

    There are seven sites in the Philippines designated as Wetlands of International Importance. These are Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, Naujan Lake National Park, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Tubba ...

  • World Wetlands Day

    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 ...

  • Fewer Birds Counted But New Species Seen At Mindoro Lake

    Fewer Birds Counted But New Species Seen At Mindoro Lake

    While the number of migratory birds seen at the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro province was down this year, conservationists have noted the presence of two new species of ducks in the lake.

    Results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) held on Jan. 18 showed 5,523 birds at the 8,125-hectare NLNP, which were fewer than the 6,907 counted in 2017.

    The census, conducted in time for the World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2, was participated in by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI).

    Tufted ducks
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