Silonay Mangrove Conservation Ecopark

By | May 23, 2020
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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 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 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 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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