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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

It is the largest and least disturbed freshwater wetland in the country. The marsh plays an important ecological role in Caraga Region and has a complex network of marshes, rivers, lakes and ponds.

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Location
It is located in the Northeastern Mindanao, Province of Agusan del Sur and covers six (6) municipalities and thirty-eight (38) barangays.
Area
417.94 km2
Date declared as an AHP
2018
Other international designations
Wildlife sanctuary
Habitat types
Freshwater wetland with complex network of lakes, rivers, marsh and ponds
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Fifty-three (53) species of reptiles including two turtle species, 2 crocodile species, 7 geckos, six Agamid lizards, 19 sp of skink, 1 monitor lizard and 16 sp of snakes. A total of 197 bird species have been recorded in Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. 197 bird species; 240 species of vascular plants were collected and identified.

Unique Flora: Sixteen (16) of the vascular plant species are endemic.

Unique Fauna: Sixty-seven (67) bird species are endemic to the Philippines, forty-eight (48) are endemic to Mindanao while 10 are threatened species. Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef Heron – Black Phase) was discovered at Lake Panlabuhan during the wetlands tour in celebration of the World Wetlands Day 2017. Thirty-four reptiles endemic to the Philippines and 11 are endemics.

Habitat Types: Freshwater wetland with complex network of lakes, rivers, marsh and ponds.

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