Cebu hawk owl Ninox rumseyi News
Birdwatching is a truly specialized hobby that tests the perseverance and patience for anyone who is interested in doing so.
This is because birds are elusive creatures, and spotting one let alone seeing it up real close is like a game of hide and seek.
But for true hobbyists, the entire forest of Alcoy town in southern Cebu can be their playground.
The 1.6-hectare protected timberland in Barangay Nug-as of Alcoy town, 93.4 kilometers south of Cebu City, is the largest, remaining national forest reserve in the province of Cebu.
Called Nug-as Forest, the limestone mountain range tha ...
The Cebu provincial government is gearing towards preserving and promoting the natural wonders of the southern town of Alcoy, particularly its lush forest in Barangay Nug-as.
Nug-as forest is home to 40 endemic bird species, including the Cebu Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) and Cebu Hawk Owls, as well as endemic tree species like Cebu Mistletoe and Cebu Cinnamon.
Joselito Costas, provincial tourism officer, said the province is doing its best to protect and promote the forest as an eco-tourism site.
"We brought it to the next level. We wanted biodiversity conservation and tourism k ...
Growing up in a family of hunters, Pedro Villarte spent part of his youth catching, for leisure, wild animals that roamed the forests of Alcoy, Cebu.
Young Pedros favorite catch was the hawk owl. While he didnt hunt for food, Pedro admitted feeling an adrenaline rush every time he left the house right after sunset or just before daylight broke to catch the nocturnal creature.
But it wasnt until Pedro left his hometown for the city that he realized the value of preserving nature and how oblivious his young self was to how his hunting activities have disrupted the forest.
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Lawmakers threw support to the initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to localize the country's biodiversity action plan and financing in Mindoro.
Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Paulino Salvador C. Leachon, and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali signed recently the Declaration of Cooperation in support of the localization of the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (PBSAP) 2015-2028.
"Being an island endowed with rich natural resources and a host of ...
The Philippines is known to have a very diverse ecosystem, rich with fauna and flora. In Cebu, we have a number of animal species that are endemic to the island and are only found here. Whether you're a tourist visiting or a local wanting to know more about native animals here in Cebu, here are some species of animals that call only be found in our island.
Tabunan Risiocnemis (Risiocnemis seidenschwarzi)
Named after the head of the University of San Carlos Botany Research Group, Dr. Franz Seidenschwarz, the Tabunan Risiocnemis is a damselfly species that was di ...
The environment department awarded the scientists who discovered the Cebu Hawk Owl, the third endemic bird species in the province.
Biologists Lisa Paguntalan and Godfrey Jakosalem were honored last Monday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ??" 7 (DENR-7).
The owl's scientific name is Ninox rumseyi, and is found in remaining forest patches in Alcoy, Cebu and barangay Tabunan of Cebu City, all part of the Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL), said DENR-7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo.
Dr. Pamela Rasmussen of the Michigan State University, ...