Planning to capture a special moment with the calming nature reserve as backdrop?

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The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City has just reopened its doors to private and commercial video and photo shoots.

To schedule a photo/video shoot, it is encouraged to contact the Park Information Office at 8924-6031 local 236 or send an email at napwc@bmb.gov.ph prior to the target date of the activity.

The park administration reminded that walk-ins will not be accommodated and health and safety protocols must be observed at all times.

Applicants will be sent their approved requests via email, while corresponding fees will be paid at the Park Information Office prior to the commencement of photo/video shoot.

A printed or an electronic copy of the request approval message will be presented at the gate on the day of the photo/video shoot.

The 23.85-hectare NAPWC, under the supervision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), is a legislated protected area found in Quezon City.

With the passage of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018 or Republic Act (RA) 11038, an amendment to the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) or RA 7586, the NAPWC became one of the 94 protected areas legislated in Congress, and classified as national park.

More than 3,000 individual trees can be found within the park wherein 13 species are found to be endemic to the Philippines including Katmon, Kamatog and Antipolo.

Various species of animals also inhabit the park.

The arificial lagoon found in the park serves as habitat to a number of fish species like tilapia, catfish and snakehead, among others.

It is also a venue for recreational, civic, religious and educational activities on biodiversity conservation, as well as for special and milestone events.

Another frequently visited site within the Park is the Wildlife Rescue Center that serves as temporary shelter and rehabilitation facility for confiscated, donated and/or abandoned indigenous and exotic wildlife.

The Wildlife Rescue Center also serves as training ground for practitioners and students of veterinary medicine, zoology, biology, botany, and natural science. 

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