Central Cebu CCPL

Balamban, Cebu

The Central Cebu Protected Landscape, (CCPL) is a protected area located in the mountains and drainage basins of central Cebu in the Philippines.

The CCPL covers what used to be known as the Central Cebu National Park, Buhisan Dam, Mananga Watershed Forest Reserve, Kotkot-Lusuran Watershed Forest Reserve, and the Sudlon National Park. The protected area spans 29,062 hectares of adjo ...

ining forestlands and watersheds located in the middle of the province.

The CCPL houses many of Cebu's endemic and indigenous species. The CCPL is also home to several threatened species, such as the Cebu Flowerpecker, Black Shama, the Cebu Cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum cebuense), a rare new kind of orchid, the Streak-breasted Bulbul, the Rufous-lored Kingfisher, and the Philippine Tube-nosed Fruit Bat among others. It is in this area where the critically endangered Cebu Flowerpecker was rediscovered in 1992. The area is also home to the newly opened Kan-irag Nature Park.

Central Cebu Protected Landscape CCPL News

  • Protecting Central Cebu Watersheds

    Water is a vital resource of Cebu, especially Metro Cebu. The area's topography features long, narrow, steep mountains and short rivers that supply fresh water to its one million-plus population.

    Watershed management is crucial, if Metro Cebu wants to envision a livable community in the next twenty years. The pressing issues of Metro Cebu are:

    1. A scarcity of water during the dry months (April and May).

    2. A saltwater intrusion of almost five kilometers landward in the aquifer.

    3. An aquifer level (at Capitol site) of -8 meters, that is 8 meters below sea level.

    4. Heavy flood ...

  • Aboitiz Group Plants More Than 76T Seedlings

    More than 76,000 native tree and fruit-bearing trees were planted recently by more than 2,600 team members and partners of the Aboitiz group in 21 areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    The simultaneous activity is part of the Aboitiz group's annual tree planting program, under its commitment to create a better world.

    In Cebu, volunteers from Aboitiz subsidiaries East Asia Utilities Corp., Cebu Private Power Corp. and the Visayan Electric Company planted native tree seedlings in Cansomoroy, Balamban town within the Central Cebu Protected Landscape.

    Therma Visayas, Inc. planted bamboo a ...

  • Plant Trees To Protect Watershed Farmers Told

    Farmers living near watershed areas in Central Visayas are urged to plant trees to help the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) in their campaign to conserve and protect the watersheds in the region.

    A watershed is an area of land that drains rainwater into one location such as stream, lake or wetland.

    These water bodies supply drinking water, water for agriculture and manufacturing, and provide habitat to numerous plants and animals.

    Fedencio Carreon, Chief of the Technical Division of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Cebu, during th ...

  • Dramatic Entrance Deep Into The Heart Of A Verdant Watershed

    The Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL) is one of the most important drainage basins and watersheds in the island of Cebu. It is here where the metropolis gets a large portion of its water supply. Indigenous birds such as the Cebu flowerpecker, streak-breasted bulbul, and black sharma make this watershed their home. Rare plants such as the Cebu cinnamon tree can also be found here. As advocates of environmental preservation, we want to learn and explore more of this local natural treasure.

    This was supposed to be a warm-up and practice trek together with our friends Hayo and Princess fo ...

  • DENR 7 completes demarcation of 24 protected areas

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Visayas has completed the forest delineation of all 24 protected areas in the region.

    With this, the local government units designated to manage the region's protected sites can now come up with "buffer zones" intended to prevent the exploitation of the sites as well as to promote sustainability to those living near these areas.

    Isabelo Montejo, DENR 7 executive director, said that the six protected areas in Cebu, two in Negros Oriental and 16 in Bohol were completely delineated by the Land Evaluation Party (LEP), which i ...

  • LGU agree to protect biodiversity hotspots

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 and nature conservation groups urged other local government units in Cebu to help efforts in conserving key biodiversity areas (KBAs) in their territories.

    Al Orolfo, DENR 7 Protected Areas and Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service technical director, said the municipal governments of Dalaguete, Alcoy and Argao are drafting measures for more effective wildlife conservation.

    He said the towns expect to pass their local legislation early next year. "The three will be the models of other towns in the province," he added.

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