Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary -

Year of Declaration:  2014
Area (hectares): 7,132.76
Area and Location:

MHRWS is located in the Municipalities of San isidro and Gov. Generoso, and City of Mati, all in the Province of Davao Oriental



Declared as a protected area for its highly unique and important biological and physical attributes (Republic Act 9303)


Habitat Types:

Agro-ecosystem, Dipterocarp Forest, Montane Forest, Mossy Forest, Mossy-Pygmy Forest
At the topmost vegetation type of the sanctuary there lies the largest expanse of bonsai field containing at least a thousand hectares of bonsai-like century-old pygmy trees and associated plants.


Unique Flora:

Important flora include Pitcher plant Nepenthes hamiguitanensis (site endemic), Ground orchid Paphiopedilum adductum (CR) and Shorea dipterocarps (4 CR)


Unique Fauna:

Philippine Eagle (CR), Southern rofous hornbill (VU), Butterfly Delias magsadana (site endemic) 


Ecotourism Destination and Activities:

Eco-tourism attractions include: 
1. Mt. Hamiguitan World Heritage Park (Natural Science Museum and Eco-Interpretation Trail)
2. Mossy-pygmy Forest (Bonsai Field)
3. Waterfalls
4. Mythical Tinagong Dagat
5. Hidden Garden
6. Breathtaking Black Mountain
7. Heaven’s Door at the Summit


Biological Richness:

1,403 species of plants and animals, 13 of which are site-endemic