Category Archives: Travel

Mount Mayon Natural Park

  Mount Mayon Natural Park Year established: November 21, 2000 Area covered: 5,327.15 hectares Location: Albay Municipalities covered: Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, Malilipot, Bacacay, Sto. Domingo, Daraga, Camalig, and Guinobatan. Biological Characteristics: Home to 83 species of trees which include the critically endangered Dipterocarp species, the Gisok-gisok (Hopea philippinensis). Habitat for 104 species of land vertebrates including 57 species… Read More »

Catanduanes Natural Park

  Catanduanes Natural Park Year established: June 22, 2018 Area covered: 48,924.05 hectares Location: Catanduanes Municipalities Covered: San Andres, Virac, San Miguel, Viga, Pandan, Caramoran, Bagamanoc, Panganiban, Gigmoto, and Baras. Biological Characteristics: The natural forest consists of midland dipterocarp forest dominated by White and Red Lauan, Palosapis, Molave, Bagtikan, Apitong, Narra, and other hardwood species. You may want… Read More »

Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark

  There are 15 species of mangroves, 29 species of birds, and 2 species of bats recorded in Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark. Did you now that out of the 29 species of birds recorded in Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark, 7 species are considered endemic? Silonay Island is an 86-hectare island in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. By 2011, the… Read More »

Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands

  Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape Did you know that the Pink Beach of Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands was named one of the 21 Beaches in the World by the National geographic in 2017? Its rosy hue is due to the abundance of the red Organ Pipe Coral (Tubipora musica) in… Read More »

Chico Island Wildlife Sanctuary

  Chico Island Wildlife Sanctuary Year established: April 23, 2000 Area covered: 7.7 hectares Location: Masbate Municipality: Cawayan Biological Characteristics: 1. Home to diverse Mangrove Tree Species such as Kulasi, Pagatpat, Saging-saging, Bakawang lalake at babae, Tingal, Api-api, and Buta-buta. 2. A safe haven for Migratory Birds. You may want to read: Ocampo Deer Farm of Camarines Sur… Read More »