Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark

By | May 23, 2020
silonay mangrove conservation ecopark

Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark | Image Credit: @UNDPPH

There are 15 species of mangroves, 29 species of birds, and 2 species of bats recorded in Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark.

Did you know 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 City amended its City Fisheries Ordinance and included Silonay’s 42-hectare mangrove forest as a conservation area. The eco-park was cited as the second Best Mangrove Award in 2019.

Today, the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamayanan ng Silonay is co-managing the mangrove eco-park with the City Government. The Ecopark offers recreational activities – bird watching, adventure trail in the mangrove boardwalk, kayaking, sustainable fishing, and mangrove planting.

SMARTSeasPH supports the establishment of a mangrove nursery and the development of an inclusive marine protected area management plan that highlights climate change and biodiversity-friendly enterprise components to ensure the sustainability of the eco-park.

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