Mount Timpoong Hibok-hibok Natural Monument

Mambajao, Camiguin

Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument is a Philippine natural monument located in Northern Mindanao on the island of Camiguin. It encompasses two scenic volcanoes in the Camiguin Mindanao range that span the core of Camiguin: Mount Mambajao, which includes Mount Timpoong, its highest peak, and Mount Catarman, which includes Mount Hibok-Hibok, the island's only currently active volcano.

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  • Senate OKs Bill Increasing Number Of PH Protected Areas

    Senate OKs Bill Increasing Number Of PH Protected Areas

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill that expanded the number of protected areas in the country.

    Senate Bill No. 1444, or the "Expanded NIPAS Act of 2017" was approved on third and final hearing with 22 affirmative votes, zero negative vote, and zero abstention.

    It would bring 92 new areas, including six internationally-recognized natural sites, under the protection and management of the country's landmark National Integrated and Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act.

    The bill seeks to amend Republic Act 7586 or the NIPAS Act of 1992, in order "to include more areas and to ensure greater ...

  • Protecting Camiguins Wild Side

    Protecting Camiguins Wild Side

    Camiguin may just be a small dot on the map, but the island off northern Mindanao is
    on the radar of local and foreign visitors who want to enjoy what it offers??"from sweet lanzones to myriad tourist attractions.

    Lately, the province has added another feather on its cap when the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), through the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), officially declared the mountains of Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok as heritage site.

    The Mt. Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument (MTHNM), now its official name, is the third to be recognized in the region and the eighth in t ...

  • Mt Timpoong-Hibok-hibok Natural Monument MTHNM Of Camiguin Is The Newest Asean Heritage Park

    Mt Timpoong-Hibok-hibok Natural Monument MTHNM Of Camiguin Is The Newest Asean Heritage Park

    Recently, Camiguin's Timpoong and Hibok-hibok mountains declared as the latest heritage site in the Southeast Asian region. It will be the Philippines' eighth protected area conferred by the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) as an Asean Heritage Park. And now officially known as the Mt. Timpoong-Hibok-hibok Natural Monument (MTHNM).

    This new declared heritage site is Camiguin's watershed for the whole island and the source of water for agricultural and domestic uses.

    According to ACB executive director lawyer Roberto Oliva, MTHNM adds up to the long list of Asean Heritage Parks or AHPs ...

  • Camiguins Timpoong Hibok-Hibok Declared Asean Heritage Park

    Camiguins Timpoong Hibok-Hibok Declared Asean Heritage Park

    A Northern Mindanao province that formed out of nature's wrath has been officially recognized as a center of one of the most diverse protected landscapes in the country.

    On Wednesday, environment officials, the Camiguin provincial government, the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and their partners gathered in this provincial capital to witness the launching of the Mounts Timpoong Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument (MTHNM) as the country's eighth Asean Heritage Park (AHP).

    These natural wonders of the volcanic island province of Camiguin, which were officially recognized as AHP in October la ...

  • Mt Timpoong And Hibok Hibok Is Now an Asean Heritage Park

    Mt Timpoong And Hibok Hibok Is Now an Asean Heritage Park

    Attention, hikers and nature lovers! Another gem in the country has been declared as an Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Heritage Park. The Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument in the island of Camiguin has been added to the list of heritage parks that need to be protected.

    Its nomination was approved by environment ministers from the 10 ASEAN member-countries during the 13 ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment held in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Timpoong and Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument is a 2,227.62 hectare area that extends from the central and western interior of Cami ...

  • Mt Hibok Hibok Named Asean Heritage Park

    Mt Hibok Hibok Named Asean Heritage Park

    The Philippines has gained its eighth ASEAN heritage park after environment ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations unanimously approved the nomination of Mt. Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument (MTHHNM) during a recent meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    "As MTHHNM steps into the pantheon of Southeast Asia's natural treasures, we wish to generate greater appreciation for the environmental uniqueness of this natural park in the island province of Camiguin," Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje said.

    The inclusion of Mt. Timpoong ...