List of Ramsar sites in the Philippines

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The Ramsar Convention (formally, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat) is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands,[1] recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value. It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran, where the Convention was signed in 1971.

The Philippines enforced the Ramsar Convention in its whole territory on November 8, 1994. Since then, Ramsar has designated 6 Ramsar sites in the country.

Designated sites[edit]

Site Area Designated Location Coordinates Image Ref
Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area 175.00 ha
(432.4 acres)
15 March 2013 Metro Manila (Manila Bay) 14°29′35″N 120°58′50″E / 14.49306°N 120.98056°E / 14.49306; 120.98056 (Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area) [2]
Naujan Lake National Park 14,568.00 ha
(35,998.3 acres)
12 November 1999 Oriental Mindoro 13°10′00″N 121°11′00″E / 13.16667°N 121.18333°E / 13.16667; 121.18333 (Naujan Lake National Park) [2]
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park 22,202.00 ha
(54,862.3 acres)
30 June 2012 Palawan 10°10′00″N 118°55′00″E / 10.16667°N 118.91667°E / 10.16667; 118.91667 (Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park) Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan 15.JPG [2]
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 6,828.00 ha
(16,872.4 acres)
12 November 1999 Palawan (Sulu Sea) 8°57′00″N 119°52′00″E / 8.95000°N 119.86667°E / 8.95000; 119.86667 (Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park) Thalasseus bergii by Gregg Yan 02.jpg [2]
Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary 5,800.00 ha
(14,332.1 acres)
1 July 1994 Cebu 10°16′00″N 124°03′00″E / 10.26667°N 124.05000°E / 10.26667; 124.05000 (Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary) Olangoozcurlew.jpg [2]
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary 14,836.00 ha
(36,660.6 acres)
12 November 1999 Agusan del Sur 08°17′00″N 125°53′00″E / 8.28333°N 125.88333°E / 8.28333; 125.88333 (Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary) [2]
Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area 89,607.8 ha
(221,426 acres)
20 October 2016 Negros Occidental 10°16′00″N 122°46′00″E / 10.26667°N 122.76667°E / 10.26667; 122.76667 (Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area) [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramsar official website, retrieved 2011-07-10
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Philippines". The Ramsar Convention. Retrieved 26 April 2016.