ILOILO CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Western Visayas (DENR Region 6) supports the creation of eco-parks in this city.
DENR Region 6 Regional Director Francisco Milla Jr. inked two separate Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs) with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas for the creations of two eco-parks here.
“Iloilo City is indeed a vibrant and liveable city. It is not just rich in culture, but also with its coastal and marine resources,” said Milla.
Among the two eco-parks is the 35-hectare forestland area in Barangay Hinactacan in La Paz district. Dubbed as “Eco Park 2,” the project will showcase the natural mangrove forests in this city as a social laboratory for marine and other wildlife management researches.
A separate MOA was also inked for the development, management, protection, and conservation of a coastal area in Barangay Boulevard in Molo district to be known as the “Iloilo City Park.” It will be a botanical garden and biodiversity conservation park and showcase both marine and terrestrial biodiversity, especially species endemic in the area.
Meanwhile, the Iloilo City government has started the construction of a three-hectare forest park in Barangay Lanit in Jaro district.