Aurora National Park

Baler, Aurora

Aurora Memorial National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located within the Sierra Madre mountain range between the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Aurora in Central Luzon. The park covers an area of 5,676 hectares stretching over 50 kilometers along the scenic Bongabon Baler road. Established in 1937 by virtue of Proclamation No. 220, the park was dedicated to then First Lady Aurora Arag ...

on Quezon.

It had an initial area of 2,356 hectares. By 1941, its size more than doubled to its current area of 5,676 hectares. The maximum altitude of the park is reported to be 1,000 m, so the main forest type inside the park must be lowland dipterocarp, with only limited areas of montane forest. Land uses inside the park include both permanent and shifting agriculture (kaingin) and forestry.

The park is promoted by the local government as an eco-tourism destination containing some of the most important rainforests in this part of the region. Its location in the Sierra Madre range provides a rich habitat to a diverse flora and fauna, including several species of amphibians, reptiles (lizards, snakes and turtles) and birds (vultures, falcons and hawks.) It is also home to the Luzon Water-redstart and the endangered Philippine eagle.

Aurora Memorial National Park News

  • Rescued PHL Eagle Released In Forest Of Aurora- DENR

    Rescued PHL Eagle Released In Forest Of Aurora- DENR

    A male Philippine Eagle was released back into the wild during a ceremony held at the Aurora Memorial National Park in Aurora province last Wednesday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said in a statement.

    The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is the largest bird of prey in the world. It can only be found in the Philippines and is the countrys national bird.

    The DENR?s provincial environment and natural resources officer in Aurora, lawyer Ricardo Lazaro Jr., led present and former local officials of the agency, as well as representatives from the Biodiver ...

  • Aurora And Nueva Ecija National Parks Get More Funds

    Aurora And Nueva Ecija National Parks Get More Funds

    The national government has set aside P9 million for the development of eco-tourism facilities at the 5,000-hectare Aurora Memorial National Park in this town.

    Arturo Salazar, assistant regional director for technical services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the funding will be used to set up comfort rooms, an information center and a hiking area in the park, 40,000 hectares of which are in this province, with the rest in Nueva Ecija.

    Salazar said next year, they are eyeing funding for the Dinadiawan River Protected Landscape in Dipaculao, Aurora, and the Pan ...

  • Philippine Eagle Sierra Madre Habitat Protection Plan Finalized

    Philippine Eagle Sierra Madre Habitat Protection Plan Finalized

    A designated protected area of more than 8,000 hectares is one step closer to reality for the only known presence of Philippine Eagles (Pithecophaga jefferyi) or Haring Ibon in the Sierra Madre, after approval of a habitat protection plan, the Haribon Foundation reported.

    An ad hoc group of community and government members from various sectors met and finalized planning for what is called a "Critical Habitat" for the Haring Ibon in their municipality of Gabaldon in Nueva Ecija.

    Mt. Mingan sits near the center of the longest mountain range in the country, and was an otherwise unknown grou ...

  • Saving Eagles Protecting Forests

    Saving Eagles Protecting Forests

    On June 1 a juvenile Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) was rescued within a protected area in Aurora, a province in the eastern part of Central Luzon.

    Incidentally, the rescue took place days before the 18th year celebration of the Philippine Eagle Week, which is being annually observed from June 4 to 10 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 79.

    This year's theme, "Saving Eagles, Protecting Forests, Securing Our Future," underscored anew the need to protect the forest, the home to the Philippine Eagle and other wildlife.

    Also known as the "monkey-eating Eagle," the Philippine ...

  • Philippine Eagle Rescued In Aurora

    Philippine Eagle Rescued In Aurora

    A Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) rescued by a farmer in a forest in Aurora's San Luis town last week was placed under the custody of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in Quezon City, an official said on Thursday (June 9).

    Farmer Eugene Nace found the young eagle trapped in a snare that was used in catching monkey inside the Aurora Memorial National Park on June 1, said Francisco Milla Jr., DENR Central Luzon director.

    The bird's existence confirmed the presence of this critically endangered species in the Sierra Madre moun ...

  • Maria Aurora

    Maria Aurora


    Balete Park is situated at Barangay Quirino, Maria Aurora and just seven (7) kilometers from the town proper. This park caters the Largest Banyan Tree standing on the flat lands of Aurora and also belieced to be 600 years old. It will take seventy (70) Senior High School Students holding together to show the wildness of the tree.


    On this historical and enigmatic national park, visitors can play in clouds upon entry to the Welcome Sign of Aurora while journey to the long and winding road. Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon was the builder of a road to ...