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
Each mountain has their own signature embedded with interesting and memorable stories. Some mountains have similar terrains and trail types but youll never have the same experience. It is not a secret that I have climbed quite a number of mountains now from Luzon down to the Visayas, but never in Mindanao yet. Not until last December when I got to step on the land of Maguindanao. Mt. Minandar was actually the first mountain in Mindanao that I climbed. The mountain was quite new to my hearing if not for the suggestion of my friend during our planning stage for our SOCCSKSARGEN trip.
The idea for this Mt. Mingan exploration just come across my mind after the declaration of special non-working holiday in Metro Manila on dates April 27-28, 2017 due to ASEAN summit, making the 3-days long weekend (because of May 1 Labor Day) stretched to 5 days that made me think of a multi-day adventure.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...