Kan-irag Nature Park

Cebu City, Cebu

The Kan-irag Nature Park is a newly opened watershed and nature park in the uplands of Cebu City, Philippines. It was once a bald mountain, but due to reforestation with native trees, the area became a functioning watershed.

It is home to about 27 native bird species, such as the Emerald dove, Asian Glossy Starling, the Collared Kingfisher, the Black-naped Oriole, and the Olive-bac ...

ked Sunbird. The park's size is 71 hectares.

Kan-irag Nature Park is located in the mountain barangay of Pung-ol-Sibugay. The park is part of the Central Cebu Protected Landscape and is situated right in the heart of the Kotkot River watershed.

Kan-irag Nature Park News

  • A Soggy Day Trip to the Highlands of Cebu

    A Soggy Day Trip to the Highlands of Cebu

    Since we're already talking about 1 day itineraries, let me also share what I did last week when I tagged along a friend of mine when she toured one of their clients in Cebu.

    He is in Cebu for a business trip and since I was told he loves to go on nature trekking, we went to the highlands of Cebu. The plan was to go to Tops, Kan-irag Nature Park and Cebu Adventure Cafe. If you follow this roadtrip, you will realize that you don't have to go all the way to Tagaytay just to experience how it feels like to kiss and embrace the cold air of the highlands or even get lost on a foggy road since Ce ...

  • Kan irag Nature Park in Cebu

    Kan irag Nature Park in Cebu

    Kan-irag Nature Park is one of the less visited tourist destinations in Cebu, Philippines as it is found in the upland area of the city, specifically in Barangay Malubog. It used to be a bare mountain but due to the reforestation project by the Ayala's it became a functioning watershed. During summer season where El Nino is experienced, the water level becomes low and sometimes drought is experienced making the watershed less functional. It is a home to about 27 native bird species such as the Emerald dove, Asian Glossy Starling, Collared Kingfisher, Black-naped Oriole, and the Olive-backed S ...

  • Cebu City commends Greenology project

    The Cebu City Council recently gave a commendation to the Ayala Center Cebu for its Greenology Campaign project.

    The project was launched last September in response to the world's call for environmental sustainability.

    The commendation was supported by a resolution passed by the city council.

    The resolution emphasized the mall's successful information campaign about the environment and effort to become "an eye opener for some on how to take care of the ecosystem."

    The Greenology Campaign was introduced last Sept. 2 through a series of month-long earth friendly events, including the ...

  • Nature park rises from once bald mountain

    A few years ago, a 71-hectare area in Cebu City's mountain village of Pung-ol Sibugay had zero forest cover as people had cut down trees so they could plant crops and flowers.

    Birds were nowhere to be found while other wildlife, except snakes and rats, had abandoned the place.

    Now, it is a project site for a managed watershed development as it is being transformed into the Kan-irag Nature Park.

    About 100 exotic and native trees have emerged, while 27 bird species have started coming back, according to Gil Madronero, design consultant of the project. An inventory of both flora and faun ...