Mount Mingan

Dingalan, Aurora

Mount Mingan, which this town shares with the municipalities of San Luis in Nueva Ecija province and Dingalan in Aurora province, has been declared a protected sanctuary for "Gab-e," or the Philippine Eagle.

Mt. Mingan is a habitat not only to Gab-e but to many animal species, based on a three-month ecological study by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Gabaldon ...

, said Ma. Belinda de la Paz, chief executive officer of Haribon.

Mount Mingan News

  • Law To Protect The Philippine Eagle Awaits Final Signature

    After nearly three years in the Third Reading, the ordinance that establishes the 8,227 hectares of forest land in Gabaldon as an area for conservation and wildlife protection (a.k.a. Critical Habitats) moves closer to its passage as law as a result of community negotiations.

    In 2014, environmental group Haribon Foundation confirmed in an expedition the sightings of an adult pair and a juvenile Philippine Eagle in the Mingan mountains. Since then, consultations with stakeholders have been done to develop sustainable solutions that will protect the home of Philippine Eagles in Luzon.

    Work ...

  • Ecija Mayors Sign Pact To Protect PH Eagle

    The mayors of three municipalities surrounding Mount Mingan in Nueva Ecija recently signed a covenant to increase protections for the Philippine Eagle habitat, the Haribon Foundation announced.

    Mayors Rolando S. Bue of Gabaldon Nueva Ecija, Sherwin H. Taay of Dingalan, Aurora, and Mariano S. Tangcon of San Luis, Aurora signed an agreement to restrict certain activities and promote proper management of production zones to protect the biodiversity found in this central part of Sierra Madre in response to illegal forest activities around Mt. Mingan, a protected area that is a habitat for the e ...

  • Environmental Advocates Push For Stronger National Forestry Law

    Philippine environmental groups joined forces last 28-29 November 2016 to advance an enhanced forest law they say will provide a backbone in ensuring Philippine forest resources are responsibly and sustainably managed by present and future generations.

    Organized by Haribon Foundation and Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc., the policy review aimed to revisit existing forest management policies, revise the proposed bill and develop strategies to galvanize concrete legislative action.

    "Protecting natural forests is inevitable because of its ecological, social and economic importance. With our changing ...

  • Saving Nature Is Saving Our Future

    Haribon highlights efforts against overfishing and biodiversity loss

    In the next 15 to 25 years, our children may only learn about the once staple Philippine fish talakitok and maya-maya in science books, or perhaps in museums.

    These fish species, along with at least 10 others in the Philippines, are on the brink of extinction in just over a decade's time due to over harvesting and illegal fishing.

    Filipinos depend on fish as one of their primary protein sources.

    With the decline of biodiversity in marine life and other ecosystems, the growing demand for fish over time will undoubt ...

  • More Protection For Sierra Madre Forests Bantay Gubat

    The 26 Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEO) or Bantay Gubat were recently deputized to help protect a crucial part of the central Sierra Madre: Mt. Mingan, in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.

    Deputized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with assistance from the Haribon Foundation, the new Bantay Gubat ensures that the existing wildlife resources laws, as well as its rules and regulations, will be further protected in Gabaldon. The Bantay Gubat will also ensure that forest dependent citizens are following the provisions under Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conser ...

  • Bird Watching Over The Weekend

    A volunteer from Sweden got to experience bird watching in the forest of Mt. Mingan over the week-end through Haribon Foundation and its funder/partner Toyota under its program, Preventing the Extinction of the Philippine Eagle (PEP).

    I applied to the Philippines to learn about disaster risk management and environmental protection in the local context through International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC), a student-run worldwide organization that provides volunteering opportunities for young people. I was then assigned in Haribon Foundation.

    Upon rese ...