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Christmas frigatebird sighting means ‘healthy ecosystem’ in Apo Reef
By Panay News | August 11, 2018

MANILA – The sighting of Christmas frigatebirds at the Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) in Occidental Mindoro means a “healthy ecosystem” is thriving in the world-renowned marine sanctuary, according to Environment secretary Roy Cimatu.

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Endangered bird species sighted
By Ellalyn de Vera (Manila Bulletin) | August 10, 2018

The recent sighting of a Christmas frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) in the Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) shows that public awareness on the conservation of the endangered species has been yielding positive results.

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Critically endangered Christmas frigatebird spotted in Apo Reef
By BusinessMirror | August 5, 2018

Biodiversity advocates underscored the importance of protecting and conserving Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, following the discovery of a critically endangered Christmas frigatebird in June.

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Bird on brink of extinction flies over Apo Reef park
By Madonna T. Virola (Philippine Daily Inquirer) | August 03, 2018

CITY OF CALAPAN — One of the world’s critically endangered seabirds, the Christmas Frigatebird, was spotted for the first time at Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro province, the third record of the species in the Philippines outside of the Sulu Sea.

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Saving Naujan Lake: A wetland of international importance
By Jonathan L. Mayuga (Business Mirror) | July 29, 2018

Biodiversity advocates on Mindoro Island are pushing for the enactment of a law that will strengthen the protection of the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP), one of the first national parks in the Philippines.

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Mindoro: A treasured island
By Jonathan L. Mayuga (Business Mirror) | July 22, 2018

‘Treasured island.” This aptly describes Mindoro island. It is also an apt title of a coffee-table book launched by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) on the 10th founding anniversary in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, on July 13.

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Lake Naujan – Mindoro, Fewer Migratory Bird Species Counted
by Mario Lutz (THE FORTNIGHTLY JOURNAL) | February 11, 2018

CITY OF CALAPAN — While the number of migratory birds seen at the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro province was down this year, conservationists have noted the presence of two new species of ducks in the lake.

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What’s new with Naujan Lake after the Asian Waterbird Census?
Kathy Lene S. Cielo and Roderick C. Makiputin, Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc.
EAAFP | February 9, 2018

Although the number of migratory birds counted went down this year from 6,907 in 2017 to 5,523 in the Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro province, it is interesting to note the possibility of two new records for the area this year. The AWC in Naujan Lake National Park was spearheaded by the Protected Area Office and in partnership with Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. The count was conducted on January 18, 2018 together with representatives from DENR – MIMAROPA, and DENR – PENRO Oriental Mindoro.

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Fewer birds counted but new species seen at Mindoro lake
ASIAN WATERBIRD CENSUS (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 31, 2018

CITY OF CALAPAN — While the number of migratory birds seen at the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro province was down this year, conservationists have noted the presence of two new species of ducks in the lake.

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World Wetlands Day highlights Mindoro’s diversity
By Juancho Mahusay (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – A partners’ forum and photo exhibit, spearheaded by the Mindoro Bio-diversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) in partnership with the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and other groups from the private sector, were successfully held in Calapan City in Mindoro as part of the celebration of World Wetlands Day.

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MBCFI conducts photo exhibit on Naujan Lake’s rare species
Written by Tribune Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A forum and photo exhibit spearheaded by the Mindoro Biodiveristy Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) in partnership with the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office and other groups from the private sector, was successfully held recently in Calapan City as part of the celebration of World Wetlands Day.

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