Central Panay Mountains

Valderrama, Antique

Central Panay Mountains extend north to south for over 100 km along the border between Antique Province and Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo Provinces. Most of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Negros and Panay Endemic Bird Area have recently been recorded in the Central Panay mountains.

Central Panay Mountains News

  • A Purposive Search For The Dulungan

    After two days of long trekking across the rivers, up to the steep cliffs, and towering ridges of Culasi, in the northern part of Antique, we reached the site, 741 meters above sea level. Three holes were found in one single Balakbakan or Tanguile (Shorea polysperma) tree, but the one on the topmost was its nest hole. Rufous-headed Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni), locally known as Dulungan, is one of the most elusive birds in the Philippines. Endemic to Panay and Negros Islands, it is now considered a critically endangered species in the world.

    This expedition was part of the purposive s ...

  • Hopes High For The Conservation Of Hornbills On Panay Negros

    Hopes High For The Conservation Of Hornbills On Panay Negros

    Hopes are high for the conservation of both writhed-billed hornbills and the Visayan tarictic hornbills in Pandan, Antique.

    Rhea Santillan of the Philippine Initiative for Conservation of Environment and the People Inc. (Philincon) said that, in 2015 there were around 1,183 nest holes of both Visayan tarictic and writhed-billed hornbills have been found in Pandan.

    She said they had started conducting another inventory this year the results of which are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2018.

    The town of Pandan was included in the Northwest Panay Peninsula. It also includ ...

  • Saving Species Species Of Hope Dulungan

    Saving Species Species Of Hope Dulungan

    The Species of Hope: Dulungan (SOH: Dulungan) Project works to conserve one of the rarest hornbills in the world - the Rufous-Headed Hornbill, locally known as "Dulungan" (Scientific name: Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni).

    To protect species means to protect the world we share with them. A mountainous spine extends through Panay Island for over 100 kilometers: the Central Panay Mountain Range (CPMR) Key Biodiversity Area. This forested backbone of Panay straddles all four provinces of the island, and is better known for its beaches in Boracay or its historical sites in Iloilo. Not many know that th ...

  • Forest And Climate Protection Project In Panay

    Forest And Climate Protection Project In Panay

    A mountainous spine extends through Panay Island for over 100 kilometers: the Central Panay Mountain Ranges (CPMR) straddles all four provinces of Panay Island and is also home to a number of threatened species.

    The Forest and Climate Protection Panay Project established 3 Critical Habitats for the "Big 5" threatened species of Panay: the Visayan Writhed-hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni), Rafflesia (Raflesia spp.), Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons), Visayan Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi) and Panay Monitor Lizard (Varanus mabitang). This was accomplished by partner LGUs of Barbaza and Valder ...

  • Antique Communities Urged To Protect Biodiversity Corridor

    Antique Communities Urged To Protect Biodiversity Corridor

    Ruth Martinez of the Philippine German Forest and Climate Protection (ForClim) Project Panay urged communities to take an active role in the protection of biodiversity corridors that connects wildlife population.

    Biodiversity corridors serves as a highway for the movement of population of wildlife, thus we need to rehabilitate the fragmented forest so they could freely move from one location to another,

    Particularly referred to were the barangays surrounding Sibalom Natural park, Cental Panay Mountain Ranges and Northwest Panay Peninsula which serves a habitat of endemic species of flora ...

  • Fund Raising For Antique Biodiversity Corridor Up

    Fund Raising For Antique Biodiversity Corridor Up

    A 61-kilometer bike race with the theme "Race, Restore and Reconnect for Biodiversity Corridors will be conducted on June 25, 2016 aimed to raise funds for the establishments of a biodiversity corridor between the Sibalom Natural Park and the Central Panay Mountain Range.

    Mr. Jurgen Schade, Chief Adviser of the Forest and Climate Protection Project Panay said in a press statement that the Antique Mountain Bikers Association Inc. will spearhead the conduct of the 3rd Autajay Aningalan Ascent Mountain Bike Race, and more bikers are encouraged to join the event.

    "The more support we get in ...