In 2009, Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park (MKRNP) was declared as an ASEAN Heritage Park.
Mount Kitanglad is an inactive volcano located in the Kitanglad Mountain Range in Bukidnon province on Mindanao island. It is the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines and has an approximate height of 2,899 meters. It is located between Malaybalay City and the municipalities of Lantapan, ...
Impasugong, Sumilao, and Libona.
The name "Kitanglad" was derived from a legend that there was once a great flood that submerged the native lands of Bukidnon and only the tip of the mountain, the size of a "tanglad" (lemon grass), remained visible ("kita" in Visayan).
It is considered as an ancestral domain of several old cultural communities like the Bukidnons, Higaonons and Talaandigs.
Mount Kitanglad was proclaimed a protected area under the natural park category through Presidential Proclamation 896 dated October 24, 1996. On November 9, 2000, Mt. Kitanglad finally became a full-pledge protected area when Congress approved R.A. 8978 also known as the Mt. Kitanglad Range Protected Area Act of 2000. Wiki
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A woodworker and a community engagement consultant talk about their roles in their respective fields in promoting and empowering environmental efforts.
The first edition of BFF Talks, entitled "Creation, Conservation, and Communities," organized by the Best Friends of the Forest Movement, brought together Niccole Jose and Jen Horn to share insights on how their roles as creators help protect and conserve the environment.
Faced with the combined threats of land development, logging activities, and mining projects in areas such as Palawan, Sierra Madre, Samar and Leyte, and Bukidnon and Mi ...
The newly functional road directly linking Lantapan and Talakag, Bukidnon has been making buzz since its opening few years back. This diversion road officially starts from Aglayan, Malaybalay City to Tikalaan, Talakag. Aside from smooth traffic, shorter travel time and SAFETY, interesting stopovers and breathtaking scenery make a very memorable roadtrip making every passerby eager to come back.
With the aim to showcase the tribal norms, cultural policies and the many aspects of the tribal communities living in Mt. Kitanglad, the book "The Wisdom Keepers of Mt. Kitanglad" was recently launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) together with Kitanglad Integrated NGOs (KIN) at Seda Abreeza Hotel, Davao City.
In behalf of DENR-XI's Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan, Assistant Regional ...
A town located in the heart of Mindanao will be celebrating Philippine Eagle Week next month by way of crafting a resolution declaring itself as a sanctuary for the critically endangered species.
In an exclusive interview with Manila Bulletin, Manolo Fortich town mayor Clive Quino said they were working on crafting a resolution that will seek to promote awareness about the conservation of Philippine eagle.
Ceremonies for the passage of the resolution is slated onon June 6, to coincide with the celebration of Philippine Eagle Week, which is celebrated annually from June 4 to 10 by virtue ...
A group of mountaineers in Northern Mindanao began a two-day clean-up of Mount Kitanglad Friday, February 16, ahead of the scheduled re-opening of the mountain to trekkers and hikers this year.
Mount Kitanglad, located in Bukidnon province and the fourth highest mountain in the country at 2,899 meters, was closed to the public in 2017 at the height of the Marawi crisis.
Chisum Factura, president of the Northern Mindanao Mountaineering Society (NORMMS), said they were tapped by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB)-Mount ...
Strengthening environmental governance, including revisiting of the 2008 Bukidnon Declaration on the Environment and a review on the provinces environment code, is among the expectations expressed by stakeholders in their response to the Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series initiative.
Ms. Marie Angeli C. Abendano, faculty member of the Natural Sciences Department of Bukidnon State University said she expects continued community-based forest management in the provinces uplands.
"It helps protect our watersheds, secure our water and prevent climate change-induced disasters such as landsli ...