Mindoro Island

Oriental Mindoro

Mindoro Island is the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. It is located off the coast of Luzon, and northeast of Palawan. The southern coast of Mindoro forms the northeastern extremum of the Sulu Sea.

The island was once a single province from 1920 to 1950 when it was divided into its two present-day provinces, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro.

The econo ...

my of Mindoro is largely based on agriculture. Products consist of a wide variety of fruits, such as citrus, bananas, lanzones, rambutan, and coconuts, such cereals as rice and maize, sugar cane, peanuts, catfish, milkfish, tilapia, livestock, and poultry. Logging and the mining of marble and copper also thrive.

Tourism is a lucrative business as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach, and Mount Halcon. Puerto Galera's beaches are the island's most known tourist attraction and are widely visited.

Mindoro is also home to the Tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo, which is endemic to the island. The Tamaraw is a bovine related to the water buffalo and is an endangered species.  Wiki

Mindoro Island News

  • Lawmakers Bill Seeks To Preserve Philippines Watersheds

    Lawmakers Bill Seeks To Preserve Philippines Watersheds

    The Duterte administration should make good on its pro-environment advocacies by preserving the country's watersheds amid reports of hit-and-run mining operations, a congresswoman said yesterday.

    "Protecting and conserving watersheds is also the best way to protect and conserve the unique biodiversity. Watersheds are also home to threatened animal and plant wildlife," Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato said.

    The senior administration lawmaker said that in order to protect watersheds, it must be "defined, and protected by law that will put in place the appropriate management s ...

  • The Mindoro Story

    WWF-Philippines has worked with the local government, park rangers, and tribe community to protect Apo Reef, Tamaraws, and the Tawbuid tribe. Together, they prove that humans can live in harmony with nature.

  • World Water Day Lady Solon Calls For Protection Conservation Of Watersheds

    World Water Day Lady Solon Calls For Protection Conservation Of Watersheds

    Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is calling for the protection and conservation of the country's watersheds in celebration of the World Water Day 2017.

    World Water Day is a global event celebrated on March 22 every year to create awareness on water resources management.

    In a statement on Wednesday, Sato urged various stakeholders to ensure sustainable management of freshwater resources, stressing the need to protect and make good use of this important resource amid its abundance in the country.

    "Water is a very important economic resource and the key to human survival an ...

  • Lawmakers Support Initiative To Localize Biodiversity Action Plan

    Lawmakers Support Initiative To Localize Biodiversity Action Plan

    Lawmakers threw support to the initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to localize the country's biodiversity action plan and financing in Mindoro.

    Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Paulino Salvador C. Leachon, and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali signed recently the Declaration of Cooperation in support of the localization of the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (PBSAP) 2015-2028.

    "Being an island endowed with rich natural resources and a host of ...

  • The Single-flowered Paphiopedilum Species

    The Single-flowered Paphiopedilum Species

    Members of the genus Paphiopedilum are very popular plants in horticulture world-wide. Some of the species have brightly coloured flowers, which last in good condition for a number of weeks. The flowers are also quite large, and their variation is delightful. Another reason for their popularity is that it is quite possible to collect a complete collection of all the species. Even better nowadays is that most of the species are available from seed-grown plants. The mottled foliage of the following species is also most attractive.

    The genus Paphiopedilum was first described by Ernst Pfitzer i ...

  • LGUs Urged To Adopt Local Biodiversity Action Plans

    LGUs Urged To Adopt Local Biodiversity Action Plans

    An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday urged local government units (LGUs) to adopt and implement the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) 2016-2028 by integrating it in their respective development agenda.

    Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the DENR's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) underscored the need for LGUs to adopt their localize action plans to protect and conserve the country's biological diversity, which she said is key to sustainable growth and development.

    "Protecting our natural wealth ensures that every ...