Mt. Kitanglad Range National Park

Year of Declaration:  2009
Area (hectares): 47,270
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.


Habitat Types:

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.


Unique Flora:

Medinilla; Rafflesia; Families Suidae and Cervidae,  Tmesipteris lanceolata,  an endangered rootless vascular plant.


Unique Fauna:

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