Mt Sinaka Wildlife Park

Arakan, Cotabato

The 500 hectares Forest Wildlife Park, at Sinai, Brgy. Salasang, Cotabato is nestled with old trees and wild animals such as the Philippine Eagle, Kalaw, etc.

Cave and Park View, at Bukatol, Brgy. Kinawayan, is located between the boundaries of Cotabato and Bukidnon and Davao City. From the top of Mt. Sinaka the Arakan Valley Complex can be viewed.

Mount Sinaka Forest Wildlife Park News

  • Agri Tech A Sometimes Forgotten Basic

    The farm lot that now teems with various crops and fruit trees used to host only corn, a farmer in baragnay San Miguel, Arakan Valley in North Cotabato said.

    "Mais ra man gayud ang uma sa una (We have always only planted corn)," he said.

    Since the local government unit partnered with Kinaiyahan Foundation Inc. (KFI) in 2009, however, diversified farming has been introduced with the town's municipal agriculture officer (MAO) Edgar Aranas taking the lead in making sure that the residents of five barangays surrounding Mt. Sinaka in their town organized under the Bantay Kalikasan (BK) are pr ...

  • In Their Hands People Empowered To Protect And Provide

    In their hands People empowered to protect and provide By Stella A. Estremera ANG sa una, grabe man gud ang bisyo. Inom. Karon, naa pa pero pang-relax na lang (Before, vices were prevalent. Menfolk were always getting drunk. Now, people are still drinking liquor but just for relaxation)," said Mary Joy Tumanding, a resident of barangay Tumanding in Arakan Valley in North Cotabato province, one of five barangays surrounding Mt. Sinaka, the town's main source of water.

    What's here now that wasn't there before? Why did people change? "We used to just plant corn and bananas, now we also have ru ...

  • LGU and community linkup benefits environment

    The close link between volunteer organizations in five barangays of Arakan Valley in North Cotabato and the local government unit (LGU) has ensured the sustained community-based conversation program for Mt. Sinaka, identified as the major source of water of the province.

    During the 6th Anniversary of the Mt. Sinaka Bantay Kalikasan Alliance, Kinaiyahan Foundation Inc. executive director Betty Cabasares revealed that Arakan's municipal environment and natural resources office (Menro) and municipal agriculture office (MAO) prioritize Bantay Kalikasan whenever they have community projects.

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  • LGU Community Linkup Benefits Environment

    The close link between volunteer organizations in five barangays of Arakan Valley in North Cotabato and the local government unit (LGU) has ensured the sustained community-based conversation program for Mt. Sinaka, identified as the major source of water of the province.

    During the 6th Anniversary of the Mt. Sinaka Bantay Kalikasan Alliance, Kinaiyahan Foundation Inc. executive director Betty Cabasares revealed that Arakan's municipal environment and natural resources office (Menro) and municipal agriculture office (MAO) prioritize Bantay Kalikasan whenever they have community projects.

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  • Forest guardians 6 years and still strong

    It was a bumpy start six years ago when villagers were organized to protect the forest of Mt. Sinaka in Arakan Valley, North Cotabato. From the looks of the wary village residents, it sounded like a lot of work.

    For one, the Mt. Sinaka Bantay Kalikasan Alliance had made it part of their members' task to keep a regular inventory of the existing trees on the slopes of Mt. Sinaka, which will require the members to stay overnight in the leech-infested forests.

    The BK is made up of five barangays around Mt. Sinaka: Lanao Kuran, Datu Ladayon, Salasang, San Miguel, and Tumanding. Of the five, T ...

  • Forest Program Crucial To Philippine Eagle Fate

    Arakan, located along the borders of Davao City and the provinces of Bukidnon and Cotabato, is a valley of around 69,000 hectares that has long hosted the Manobo tribe and Philippine Eagles.

    It is home to 40,000 natives who benefit from the forest which is roughly 4% of the total land area.

    "The valley is faced with pressing issues including indiscriminate agricultural expansion and degradation of watersheds and wildlife habitat," said Dennis J. Salvador, Foundation executive director.

    The more than five decades of commercial logging has left the valley, particularly the mountain rang ...