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The island of Olango (Cebu, Central Philippines) is a fragile and single ecosystem. In recognition of its exceptional character, 920 ha were declared Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary (OIWS) by an agreement signed by the President Corazon Aquino on May 14, 1992.
On November 8, 1994, the OIWS was designated the first Ramsar site in the Philippines, which is to say the first wetland of international importance, particularly as a protected zone for migratory birds.
Indeed, due to its geographical position, the island of Olango is right along the migratory path connecting the northern hemisphere (China) to the southern hemisphere (Australia).
One can count 97 species of birds on Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary including some species on the verge of extinction such as the Chinese egret (Egretta eulophotes).
The island of Olango and its 6 small satellite islands constitute an exceptional site, with 920 hectares of natural park having an importance of international recognition since 1992 (Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary) and 2 marine sanctuaries preserved and protected since the beginning of 2000 (Hilutungan Sanctuary Marine and Talima Sanctuary Marine).
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