At environment’s expense: The case of the Freedom Islands

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Amidst the rapid urbanization and modernization of Metro Manila, a sanctuary for local and migratory birds known as the Freedom Islandslies in the Las Piñas-Parañaque area, stretching at the western side of the Cavite-Manila Coastal Road. It is the only remaining coastal periphery for mangroves, salt marshes and multifarious biodiversity in the National Capital Region, and its rich ecosystem plays a vital role for men, birds and marine life.

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