Mt. Kitanglad Range National Park
|Year of Declaration:||2009|
|Area and Location:||
Covers 47,270 hectares (protected area– 31,236 hectares; buffer zone – 16,034hectares) in the north central portion of the province of Bukidnon.
One of the few remaining rainforests in the Philippines where one can still find the Philippine Eagle; ancestral domain of the Talaandig, Higaonon and Bukidnon ethnolinguistic groups that share common historical and cultural ties with Mt. Kitanglad; more than a dozen mountain peaks, densely forested slopes, a number of caves, several waterfalls and a hot spring can be found in the Park.
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.
Medinilla; Rafflesia; Families Suidae and Cervidae, Tmesipteris lanceolata, an endangered rootless vascular plant.
Whitehead’s swiftlet; Mindanao lorikeet; Mindanao racquet-tail; Mindanao scops owl; slaty-backed jungle-fl ycatcher; red-eared parrot finch; Apo myna; Philippine brown deer; and the Mindanao pygmy fruit bat (Alionysteris paucidentata); Philippine eagle.
|Ecotourism Destination and Activities:||
Hiking to the peaks of Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Dulang-Dulang; camping at Cinchona Forest Reserve; bird watching; and treks to the various waterfalls in the park.
|Biological Richness:||• 168 species of birds
• 131 species of butterflies
• 63 species of mammals (17 endemic )
• 26 species of amphibians
• 21 species of reptiles