Mt. Malindang Range
|Year of Declaration:||2011|
|Area and Location:||
Total land area of 53,028hectares, with a core zone of 34,694 hectares and buffer zone of 18,334 hectares; straddles the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur in Mindanao.
Composed of seven major peaks with Mt. Malindang (2,404 meters) as the highest and Mt. Ampiro (1,532 meters) as the lowest peak; mountain range was formed through a series of volcanic activities throughout its long history; features waterfalls, crater lake and dense virgin forests.
Major habitats are grassland, dipterocarp forest, lower montane forest, upland wetland, and mossy and associated forest.
Calamus merrilii and 10 dipterocarp species including Shorea contorta, Shorea negronensis, and Shorea polysperma. Plants with high medicinal values include sili-sili (Drimys piperita) and kalingag (Cinnamomum mercadoi); high valued ornamentals include Medinilla malindangensis.,Caryota cuminggii; pitcher plants ; and and orchids.
Aside from the Philippine eagle, significant species in the park include the Philippine brown deer; Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrictha); Philippine macaque; Philippine rufous hornbill; palm civet and civet cat; Draco volans; flying lemur; monitor lizard; Malindang shrew; olive-capped flowerpecker; and Mindanao warty pig.
|Ecotourism Destination and Activities:||
The mystical Lake Duminagat which is one of the historical landmarks and ritual sites of the Subanen tribe; Malindang peaks; other activities include bird watching; hiking through nature trails to see wildlife and various attractions including rivers; waterfalls; Sebucal Hotspring; and Piduan Falls.
|Biological Richness:||• 1,284 species of plants
• 36 species of mammals
• 162 species of birds
• 33 species of reptiles
• 26 species of amphibians