𝐍𝐚𝐮𝐣𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 (𝐍𝐋𝐍𝐏)
The 𝐍𝐚𝐮𝐣𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 (𝐍𝐋𝐍𝐏) in Oriental Mindoro is the country’s second designated Ramsar Site, when it was included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance on November 12, 1999 along with Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Agusan del Sur and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Palawan.
It is the fifth largest lake in the Philippines and serves as an important feeding and wintering area for 19 species of migratory birds, including the Tufted ducks (𝘈𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘺𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘭𝘢). Large numbers of ducks and other waterbirds such as herons, egrets, rails, plovers and bitterns can also be found in Naujan Lake, as well as the endemic and threatened Philippine duck (𝘈𝘯𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘶𝘻𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢).
The Naujan Lake National Park also serves as home to at least three (3) Mangyan tribes residing within its boundaries namely: Alangan, Hanunoo and Tadyawan, who depend upon the lake for their livelihood, particularly through fishing.