Panay Island's endemic Rafflesia speciosa has gained local protection in the Barbaza town, province of Antique through Municipal Resolution No. 91, Series of 2013.
This largest single flower in the world can be found in the southern portion of Central Panay Mountain Ranges (CPMR) covering the municipalities of Barbaza, Tibiao, Lauan, Bugasong, San Remigio and Sibalom.
The declared critical habitat (CH) has an area of about 15.99 hectares, which is being shared by hinterland barangays of San Ramon and Marigne in Barbaza. The area does not only protect rafflesia alone but also, other impor ...
Without any leaves or stem and considered as a parasite, this kind of flower clings to the vines of trees around this town National Park. The flower is considered by scientists as the worlds biggest flower.
Locally known as "Uruy," classified as an endangered and maybe extinct in other parts of the world is the biggest flower in the world is scientifically known as Rafflesia sp. It is said to have been blooming since 2000 according to the Antique Outdoor, a mountaineering group and HARIBON Foundation, an NGO who conducts scientific and socio-economic research in the country. The flower is 2 ...
Environment officials called on the community to help protect Antique's natural parks and mountain ranges.
Antique has two natural parks ??" the Sibalom Natural Park, 5,511.47 hectares, and the Northwest Panay Peninsula, 7,092.28 hectares ??" and a mountain range, the Central Panay Mountains.
Central Panay Mountains cover the towns of San Remigio, Valderrama, Bugasong, Laua-an, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, and Sebaste.
Calls for the protection of these areas were part of the climate change mitigation and adaptation advocacy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and ...