Napocor opens Angat ecopark
Ric Sapnu, (The Philippine Star) - January 4, 2015 - 12:00am

NORZAGARAY, Bulacan, Philippines – The National Power Corp. (Napocor) recently opened the Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park.

The park’s view deck, ecological center and Tarictic fun trail are among its major attractions, Napocor president Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita said.

“Angat is considered a biodiversity hotspot. The Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park will be a perfect learning avenue for environmental education and awareness,” she said. 

Sta. Rita said the Angat watershed is home to 290 endemic species of non-woody and woody plants like bagtikan, tanguile and yakal that have disappeared from other forests in the country. 

She said there are also 66 species of vertebrates in the watershed and 43 species of birds, making it a favorite destination of birdwatchers. 

Sta. Rita said the park would help the corporation raise awareness on the importance of preserving and protecting the watershed. 

“Aside from the rich flora and fauna in Angat, we know that it is also a multi-purpose facility that serves as flood control, a natural buffer zone against calamity, and source of water for irrigation of the agricultural land in Bulacan and Pampanga, for domestic water supply of Metro Manila and for power generation,” Sta. Rita said. 

 

 

ANGAT ANGAT RAINFOREST AND ECOLOGICAL PARK BULACAN AND PAMPANGA GLADYS CRUZ-STA METRO MANILA NAPOCOR NATIONAL POWER CORP PARK TARICTIC
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