Magapit Landscape

Gattaran, Cagayan

The Magapit Protected Landscape is a protected area of forested limestone hills and grasslands in the Cagayan Valley of northern Luzon island in the Philippines. It covers an area of 3,403.62 hectares in northeastern Cagayan province straddling the municipalities of Lal-lo and Gattaran.

The Magapit Protected Landscape area sits on the foothills of the northern Sierra Madre mountain ...

range, on the east bank of the Rio Grande de Cagayan between the villages of Magapit in Lal-lo and Nassiping in Gattaran.

It is one of five protected areas in the province of Cagayan and forms part of the 183,430-hectare forest area called Northeastern Cagayan Key Biodiversity Area, a declared important bird area that also includes nearby Mount Cagua, Mount Cetaceo and the Buguey wetlands in the adjacent municipalities of Buguey, Gonzaga, Baggao and Santa Teresita.

The park is characterized by open grasslands and lowland evergreen forests on limestone hills at elevations between 200 metres and 800 metres above sea level. It is drained by several streams including the Magapit, Nassiping and Dummun rivers which empty into the Rio Grande de Cagayan.

Magapit is an important bird area having been initially established as the Magapit Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary. Its hilly landscape provides a habitat for diverse bird species such as swifts, hornbill, white-breasted sea eagle, amethyst brown dove, fantails, wagtails, sunbirds, herons, egrets, plovers, Philippine duck, bee-eaters, Philippine bulbul, and yellow-vented bulbul.  Wiki

Magapit Protected Landscape News

  • DOT and DENR team up to preserve promote biodiversity friendly ecotourism

    DOT and DENR team up to preserve promote biodiversity friendly ecotourism

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (DENR-PAWB) initiated a partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to boost sustainable ecotourism and socio-economic growth for local communities in eight project sites of five regions in the country.

    Among the sites to be developed include the Magapit-North East Cagayan, Quirino Protected Landscapes in Cagayan and Quirino provinces of Region 2; Malampaya Sound in Palawan; Mt. Siburan in Mindoro Occidental in Region 4B;

    The Central Panay Mountains encompassing the provinces of Aklan, Antique, ...

  • DOT Lists 78 Ecotourism Sites Not Open To Mining Operations

    DOT Lists 78 Ecotourism Sites Not Open To Mining Operations

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released its list of 78 ecotourism sites will be closed to mining as part of governments plan to boost their tourism potential for revenue and jobs generation.

    Lumped into 20 clusters, the Tourism Development Areas (TDA) are mostly long recognized as protected areas (PA) being natural parks (NP), marine reserve (MR), protected landscape (PL), wildlife sanctuary (WS), protected seascape (PS), protected landscape-seascape (PLS), watershed reservation (WR), or watershed forest reservation (WFR).

    Aside from DOT, other government agencies like the Parks and ...

  • Hotel and lake development eyed in Toledo

    Hotel and lake development eyed in Toledo

    Completion of a four-story international hotel in barangay Poblacion and development of the Malubog Lake in Toledo City, west Cebu, are two of the top priority tourism programs of the Toledo City government.

    Mayor Aurelio Espinosa said the P170-million hotel scheduled for completion in June is being funded by the Toledo City government through proceeds of the city's bond float in 2009.

    Toledo City Budget Officer Jeremias Barcenas said the hotel will be operated by private hotels under a 60-40 percent sharing scheme with the city. He said hotels like Microtel and Days Hotel expressed inte ...