Tourism vs Environment: Esplanade extension could kill Iloilo River mangroves
MetadataShow full item record
The land reclamation at the Iloilo River to further extend the Iloilo Esplanade could kill mangroves growing there, warned the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6. The land reclamation for an embankment from Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue Bridge to Jalandoni Bridge (Esplanade 4) and all the way to Forbes Bridge (Esplanade 6) would deprive mangroves of seawater, according to Director Jim Sampulna. The Iloilo River, passing through 35 barangays, is a source of livelihood for fisherfolk and a habitat and nursery for many fish species, thanks mainly to the lush mangroves growing on its banks.
Sologastoa, G. (2017, July 28). Tourism vs Environment: Esplanade extension could kill Iloilo River mangroves. Panay News, pp. 1, 13.
Associated contentOnline version
- Panay News 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Iloilo; PN (Panay News,
March 24, 2014, on page 4)Planting mangroves in Brgy. Talisay, Barotac Nuevo town was the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) way of celebrating the international day of forests. Some 150 mangrove propagules were planted Friday ...
(The Philippine Star,
November 10, 2016, on page B-11)Pelicans, flamingos, monkeys and even hyenas are under threat in Senegal along with the livelihoods of the local people as thick clusters of mangroves are disappearing. And it seems that not even an ancestral spirit can ...
Macatuno, Allan (Philippine Daily Inquirer,
April 17, 2018, on page B2-3)At the crack of dawn, about 150 villagers living near the coastline of Barangay Alangan in this town walked 800 meters to reach a muddy shoreline. Moments later, under the scorching sun, the villagers planted neat rows of ...