More Facts About Olango Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Proclaimed as protected by virtue of Philippine Presidential Proclamation 903 dated May 14, 1992.
  • It is one of the initial components of Republic Act 7586 otherwise known as the National Protected Areas System (NIPAS Act) of 1992.
  • It covers a total area of 1,030 hectares. Eventually in Nov. 8, 1994, the sanctuary was recognized as the 1st RAMSAR SITE (Wetland of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat) in the Philippines during the RAMSAR Convention in RAMSAR City of Iran for the Preservation and Protection of Wetlands of International Importance.
  • Olango Island is also one of the Important Bird Area (IBA) in the Philippines (Mallari, 2001).
  • There are 77 species of migratory birds that use the East-Asian Australasian flyways and Olango hosts more than half of this number (62.23%).

 


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