Las Piñas-Parañaque mangrove forest protection pressed
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Senator Cynthia A. Villar said yesterday the condition of the 175-hectare Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA) which has a 30-hectare mangrove forest and a bird sanctuary in Manila Bay, is deteriorating. The culprit, Villar said, is poor waste management coupled with plans to reclaim Manila Bay. Villar, a former Las Pinas congresswoman, said LPPCHEA serves as the spawning area of fishes in Manila Bay. It is also a favorite destination among bird watchers because endangered species such as the Black-Winged Stilt, Chinese Egret and the Philippine Duck frequent the area.
Casayuran, M. B. (2015, February 7). Las Piñas-Parañaque mangrove forest protection pressed. Manila Bulletin, p. 4.
Mangroves; Environment management; Wetlands; Fish; Spawning; Rare species; Mangrove conservation; Marine parks; Protected areas; Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA); Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park; Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park; Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary; Naujan Lake National Park; Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary; Villar, Cynthia; Manila Bay; Manila
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