During the past months, I was able to visit several lakes and marshes in the country, and I was surely fascinated by their aesthetic values.
More than the captivating features of these lakes and marshes that are vital when it comes to tourism, they offer numerous economic and social benefits if only they will be effectively managed from destructive activities. These ecosystem types have numerous ecological services, and they are also critical habitats to a good number of flora and fauna, including endemic and migratory species.
The Naujan Lake in Oriental Mindoro, one of the Seven Wetlan ...
The Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP), a key biodiversity area (KBA) in the Philippines, is home to many species of plant and animal wildlife.
The Naujan Lake in Oriental Mindoro province and its surrounding watershed is home to unique species of fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, making it one of the most important nature-conservation sites in the Philippines.
Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the Department of Environment and Natural Resource's (DENR) Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) said in a phone interview last weekend the NLNP is one of the country's important wetla ...
Student leaders and high school teachers in Oriental Mindoro have teamed up to carry out conservation projects in their schools and communities in an effort to help protect the threatened sub-watersheds of Naujan Lake National Park, program organizer Haribon Foundation said.
The Eco Guardians and Eco Rangers training program by environmental group Haribon Foundation implemented conservation programs geared towards the reduction of threats to the environment, restoration of forests and the sustainable use of resources, the group explained.
Seventeen participating schools in the communitie ...
Haribon Foundation kicks off the Biodiversity Fellows Program (BFP), a training course for local leaders and environmental officers in the municipalities surrounding the biodiversity-rich Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro.
BFP is a coaching and mentoring program that aims to train conservation leaders in effective management and protection of the NLNP sub-watersheds in the four neighboring municipalities of Naujan, Victoria, Socorro and Pola.
In his message, Eugene Gonzales of the Philippine-American Fund addressed the participants whom he said were once like him in th ...
Student leaders and high school teachers jointly carried out conservation projects in their schools and communities to help protect the threatened sub-watersheds of Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental, Mindoro.
Seventeen participating schools in the Eco Guardians and Eco Rangers training program by environmental group Haribon Foundation implemented conservation programs geared towards the reduction of threats to the environment, restoration of forests and the sustainable use of resources.
Apitong National High School enforces proper waste segregation through trash bins made of recycled ...
Over half a million migratory birds including 64 globally-threatened species are now traveling through the Philippines via the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF), one of only 9 flyways in the world where migratory birds travel every year.
These birds visit the Philippines from September to March to escape the cold winter months of the north. But these "vacationing" birds need more than warm weather. Without healthy wetlands full of food, and habitats safe from human disturbance, the birds may have no place to land when they arrive.
Why are migratory birds important?
They provide se ...