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Naujan Lake National Park. A. Historical Background Naujan Lake was named after the municipality of Naujan, the largest municipality in the province of.

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1 Naujan Lake National Park

2 A. Historical Background Naujan Lake was named after the municipality of Naujan, the largest municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro The name Naujan was derived from the local legend of Nauhaw si Juan (literally Juan was thirsty), the validity of which is stilluncertain.

3 A. Historical Background located in the northeastern part of Mindoro islands fifth largest lake in the Philippines with an area of 8,125 hectares volcanic in origin, rising 20 meters above sea level with a maximum depth of 45 meters more than 50% of the watershed which used to have lushed forest, is planted to citrus fruits and only patches of secondary forest are left. Plain areas within the watershed is extensively used for cultivation of paddy rice with irrigation coming from the Lake. Naujan Lake

4 The dense cover serves as habitat for resident and migratory birds. The presence of different wildlife species enhances the value of the lake for recreational use. Several duck species are supported by the Lake. It supports 1% of the tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) population.

5 Historical Background of Naujan Lake It was established as a National Park on March 27, 1956 through Proclamation No. 282 covering a total area of 21,655 hectares (under Pres. Magsaysay) On September 2, 1961 the total area of the park was reduced to 1,966 hectares through Proclamation No. 793 (under Pres. Carlos Garcia). Only the marshy area was retained as the National Park under Proclamation No The whole body of water and other areas bordering the lake had been excluded from the operation of NLNP But on January 25, 1968 under Pres. Marcos, the original area of 21,655 hectares was restored under Proclamation No. 335 because of the importance and the salient features of the area Map of the Naujan Lake National Park boundary declared by Presidential Proclamation No Map of the Naujan Lake National Park boundary declared by Presidential Proclamation No. 793.

6 PAMB Chairman Policy and Institutions Committee Information Resources Development Committee Biota and Ecosystems Management Program Land and Water Use Management Program Protection and Law Enforcement Program Land Tenure Program Policy and Institutional Program Executive Committee Environment Management Committee Economic Development Committee Regional and National Integration Program Socioeconomic Welfare Development Program Stakeholders/ Community Awareness Program Database Development Program Recreation and Ecotourism Program Protected Area Superintendent (PASU) Policy and Institutions Committee Information Resources Development Committee Biota and Ecosystems Management Program Land and Water Use Management Program Protection and Law Enforcement Program Land Tenure Program Policy and Institutional Program Executive Committee Environment Management Committee Economic Development Committee Regional and National Integration Program Socioeconomic Welfare Development Program Stakeholders/ Community Awareness Program Database Development Program Recreation and Ecotourism Program Naujan Lake National Park Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) Organizational Structure. Historical Background of Naujan Lake 1st Protected Area Management Board meeting was conducted on June 15,, 1994

7 B.Biogeographic Setting Philippine biogeographic zones. A. Batanes B. Northern/Southern Luzon C. Cordillera D. Sierra Madre E. Ambles F. Mindoro G. Calamian H. Eastern Vises I Western Visayas J. Cuba K. Pal wan L. Mindanao M. Zambian N. Iguanas O. Sulu Turtle Island

8 Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in the northeastern coast of the island of Mindoro lies within the province of Oriental Mindoro. This eastern province of Mindoro is part of the Southern Tagalog Region and covers a total land area of 4, square kilometers representing about 9.30% of the region's land area. It is bounded on the north by the Verde Island Passage, by Maestro de Campo Island and Tablas Strait on the east and Semirara Island on the south; and by Occidental Mindoro on the west. C. Regional and Local Setting Map of Oriental Mindoro

9 C. Regional and Local Setting The Park is bordered by the municipalities of 1. Naujan in the north; 2. Victoria in the west; 3. Socorro in the south; and 4. Pola in the east There are twenty-four communities or barangays within the park, divided into four municipalities. Five of these barangays are located in the municipality of Naujan, nine in Victoria, eight in Socorro and two in Pola. There are twenty-four communities or barangays within the park, divided into four municipalities. Five of these barangays are located in the municipality of Naujan, nine in Victoria, eight in Socorro and two in Pola. The local people use it as a communal fishing ground

10 Its watershed is drained by the Macatoc, Borbocolon, Malayas, Malabo, Maambog, Malbog and Cusay Creek in the East,Macatoc, Borbocolon, Malayas, Malabo, Maambog, Malbog and Cusay Creek in the East, Bambang, Tigbao, and Tagbakin Creek in the West;Bambang, Tigbao, and Tagbakin Creek in the West; Subaan and Singulan River in the South.Subaan and Singulan River in the South. C. Regional and Local Setting Communities/Barangays within Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) The water of the lake exits via its lone outlet, the Butas River.The Naujan Lake watershed is about 30,000 hectares.

11 D.Geology and Topography The geology of Naujan Lake watershed is associated with Pliocene to Quaternary volcanic (QV), Pliocene to Pleistocene marine and terrestrial sediments (N3 + Q1) and Recent Sediments (RS). The hill on the northeastern section of the watershed that is within the territory of Naujan and Pola is believed to have been built by Pliocene to Quaternary volcanic that consisted of non-active volcanic cone of generally pyroxene andesite including dacitic and/or andesitic plugs. The hills and the mountainous uplands in the southwest were the result of the uplift of the marine terrestrial sediments of limestone, pyroclastics, sandstone, siltstone, shale, and conglomerate during Pliocene and Pleistocene. Most of the low-lying and level floodplain areas in the northwest and southeast of the watershed were the subject of continuous deposition of recent sediments consisting mostly of alluvium, fluviatile, lacustrine, paludal and beach deposits that have accumulated in various quantities.

12 D.1Climate The province of Oriental Mindoro has a Type IV Climate, i.e., no pronounced maximum rain period with a short dry season lasting from two to three months. Having been blessed with year round water supply, the province is ideal for agriculture.

13 E.Park Boundaries In 1995, after conducting a series of studies and public consultations, the DENR Region IV through its Protected Area Suitability Assessment (PASA) Report recommended that the NLNP be categorized as a protected landscape/seascape. Protected landscape/seascape is defined under NIPAS as areas of national significance, which are characterized by the harmonious interaction of man and land while providing opportunities for public enjoyment through recreation and tourism within the normal lifestyle and economic activity of these areas.

14 F. Flora and Fauna, Habitats, and Ecosystems F.1Vegetation/Flora of Terrestrial Environment The NLNP watershed originally belonged to three major vegetation types: (1) lowland dipterocarp forest, (2) mixed mangrove swamp-beach forest; and (3) marshland type, which ran in a north-south direction and occupied the western coastline of Naujan Lake.

15 F. Flora and Fauna, Habitats, and Ecosystems Parang type of vegetation (i.e., grassland - brushland type) prevalent in the vicinity of Butas River, from Barangay Bayani and passing through Barangays Laguna, Dao, and Sta. Isabel, all within the municipality of Naujan; Remnants of old-growth lowland dipterocarp forests which are sporadically present on steep hill slopes, ridgetops in the SW sector of the watershed zone as well as in ravines and precipices along the banks of Subaan River;

16 Marshland type of vegetation flanking the western coastline of Naujan Lake from its northern limit in the vicinity of Butas Rivers mouth in Barangay Bayani, Naujan up to its southern limit in the vicinity of Barangay Pasi I, Socorro; and Mixed mangrove swamp-beach forest type present in the delta of Butas River in the boundary of Barangays Melgar A and San Jose I, Naujan;


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