Silonay Mangrove Forest

Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

Silonay Mangrove Forest Conservation Area and Eco Park is located in Silonay, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro and has a size of 47.39 hectares. After a 1994 earthquake, mangroves began sprouting up between the village of Silonay and the sea. Thanks to conservation efforts by the town's residents, these trees now form a natural barrier that helps protect Silonay from the rising waters. Before there ...

were mangroves, which are natural fisheries, fishing was quite difficult. In addition to the growing fish population, dolphins have also returned to the area after years of absence.

Silonay Mangrove Forest Conservation Area and Eco Park News

  • Visiting Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area

    Visiting Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area

    Foray into the Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area

    Department of Tourism Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) Regional Director Atty. Minerva A. Morada recently visited Oriental Mindoro with a group of selected travel writers. Our purpose was to check out the possibility of developing some areas as tourist attractions.

    Our first stop when we arrived in Calapan was the 42-hectare Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area and Eco Park on Silonay island. Local officials and caretakers of the protected area me ys, and after registering, we commenced our tour.

    Part of the Mindoro Oriental province and on the ea ...

  • Drone Footage Of Mangrove Forest In Silonay Philippines

    After a 1994 earthquake, mangroves began sprouting up between the village of Silonay and the sea. Thanks to conservation efforts by the town's residents, these trees now form a natural barrier that helps protect Silonay from the rising waters.

  • How An Accidental Forest Saved A Village From A Storm For The Ages

    How An Accidental Forest Saved A Village From A Storm For The Ages

    It all started with an earthquake.

    It was not out of the ordinary when the ground began to tremble in the fishing barangay (village) of Silonay, Philippines, on November 15, 1994: Part of the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire," the Philippines is no stranger to earthquakes. But in the months after the temblor, something strange happened: Mangrove seedlings began to sprout up along the muddy banks of the nearby river that emptied out to the ocean.

    Before the earthquake, a few mangroves grew near the ocean's edge, but most of the coast was bare. Whenever typhoons hit and the storm surge rose, ...

  • Pangangalaga Sa Kalikasan Pangunahin Sa MPA Day

    Sa bisa ng Executive Order No. 7 Series of 2013 na ipinalabas ni Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan ay idineklara ang ika-4 ng Oktubre bilang Marine Protected Area (MPA) Day kaalinsabay ng paggunita sa Santong Patron ng kalikasan na si St. Francis of Assisi.

    Naging matagumpay ang pagdiriwang ng MPA Day sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga LGU at mga NGO's sa pangunguna ng City Government of Calapan at FMO, Calapan City Tourism, SNPS, HPMC, DepEd, CENRD, Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro at SICAD, MALAMPAYA Foundation, Conservation International- Philippines.

    Bago ang mismong araw ng naturang okasyo ...

  • First Trip To Mindoro

    First Trip To Mindoro

    We got up at 04:30 and met our guide and travel companion, Alain, at the Turbina Shell Station in Calamba, Laguna, at 05:45. It was a beautiful morning for a drive, despite warnings of rain. The ride to the Batangas Pier was uneventful. Alain briefed us on the agenda for the day and what to expect from the ferry ride to Calapan City (one of the ports in Oriental Mindoro). We arrived in the port area early for an 08:30 departure on the Fast Cat ferry. Because we hadn't had breakfast, Alain took us to the Treehouse Restaurant and Resort for Tapsilog (Tap=Tapa or slices of cured beef; si=sinangag ...

  • Mindoros paradise island of mangroves

    Mindoros paradise island of mangroves

    Early in the morning, Alma Bool would plod through muddy waters and plant mangrove propagules off an island in the City of Calapan. She did not realize that she had already planted more than 3,000 of them until somebody asked.

    The 42-hectare Silonay Mangrove Conservation and Eco Park on Silonay Island in Mindoro Oriental province has now become her "little paradise."

    For her daily sojourn to the sea, Bool, 37, was recognized, along with five other women, by the World Coral Reef Conference for her work on marine conservation in this part of the Verde Island corridor, also known globally f ...