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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Mt. Kitanglad Range NaturaI Park

Consisting of densely forested slopes, numerous caves, over a dozen mountain peaks, several waterfalls, and a hot spring, the Mt. Kitanglad Range NaturaI Park is one of the few remaining rainforests in the Philippines where one can still find the Philippine Eagle.

The Park covers 47,270 hectares (31,236 hectares of protected area and buffer zone of 16,034 hectares) in the north central portion of the province of Bukidnon. This is also the ancestral domain of the Talaandig, Higaonon and Bukidnon ethnolinguistic groups that share common historical and cultural ties with Mt. Kitanglad.

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North-central portion of the province of Bukidnon
472.7 sq km
Date declared as an AHP
30 October 2009, at the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
Other international designations
Habitat types
Contact Information

Daniel Somera
AHP Manager
Tel.: +63 (088) 856 8200

Unique FloraMedinilla; Rafflesia; families Suidae and CervidaeTmesipteris lanceolata, an endangered rootless vascular plant.

Unique Fauna: Whitehead’s swiftlet; Mindanao lorikeet; Mindanao racquet-tail; Mindanao scops owl; slaty-backed jungle-flycatcher; red-eared parrot finch; Apo myna; Philippine brown deer; Mindanao pygmy fruit bat (Alionysteris paucidentata); Philippine eagle

Habitat types: There are six major habitat types, ranging from lowland evergreen forest, which is the most species-rich forest formation, lower montane forest, upper montane (mossy) forest, grasslands, freshwater wetlands and caves.

The Park’s visitors can hike to the peaks of Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Dulang-Dulang, or camp at Cinchona Forest Reserve. Other activities include bird watching and treks to the various waterfalls in the park.

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