Catanduanes Forest Reserve

Caramoran, Catanduanes

Catanduanes Watershed Forest Reserve is located on Catanduanes Island near Caramoran. Many of the threatened and restricted-range birds of the Luzon Endemic Bird Area have been recorded on Catanduanes. Extensive lowland forests are reported to remain there, so it could support important populations of many of these birds.

Catanduanes Island Watershed Forest Reserve News

  • DENR Bicol seeks expansion of protected forest reserve in Catanduanes

    DENR Bicol seeks expansion of protected forest reserve in Catanduanes

    Unknown to many, Catanduanes, the smallest Bicol province sitting on a 182,300-hectare landmass measured as the 12th largest Philippine island, is host to the largest remaining forest block in the whole of the region.

    It boasts of substantial dipterocarp-type woodland covering about 69,770 hectares but unfortunately, only 26,010 hectares of it is considered protected area being covered by the Catanduanes Watershed Forest Reserve (CWFR) established in 1987.

    Outside this protected area, ugly stories of timber poaching, logging and other misuses repeatedly surface??"prompting the regional o ...

  • Catanduanes to have biggest Bicol watershed

    Catanduanes to have biggest Bicol watershed

    What could be the smallest province in terms of land area may turn out to be the biggest protected area in the entire Bicol Region as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) seeks to expand the Catanduanes Watershed Forest Reserve (CWFR) from 26,000 hectares (ha) to 48,831 ha.

    The results of National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) and DENR V Land Evaluation recent field validation showed that CWFR is suitable for proclamation under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) due to its old growth forest consisting mostly of Dipterocarp or ...

  • Catanduanes The Land of the Howling Winds

    Catanduanes The Land of the Howling Winds

    Catanduanes is the easternmost province of the Bicol Region. Consisting of the Catanduanes (or Virac) Island, its major land mass, together with a few smaller island groups and islets, it lies directly facing the Pacific Ocean. Dubbed as "The Land of the Howling Winds", it is one of the most typhoon stricken provinces in the Philippines. Precipitation within the region is distributed throughout the year and intensifies from the late fourth quarter and early first quarter.

    Despite the wet climate, Catanduanes boasts its raw and unspoiled beauty yet to be taken over by the ever growing commer ...

  • Explore The Island of Catanduanes

    Explore The Island of Catanduanes

    Catanduanes is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. Its capital is Virac and the province lies to the east of Camarines Sur across the Maqueda Channel. Catanduanes is an island filled with the many gifts of nature in its pristine shorelines, beaches, lush forests, and unique land formations that beckon visitors from all over the world to come, explore, and enjoy themselves.

    Catanduanes is a kidney-shaped island at the easternmost seaboard of the Philippines. It is the first land mass of the Philippine archipelago to kiss the Pacific Ocean at 13.5o to ...