Mt Apo Natural Park

Davao City, Davao del Sur

Mount Apo is a large solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With an elevation of 2,954 metres (9,692 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII. The peak overlooks Davao City 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the north ...

east, Digos City 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the southeast, and Kidapawan City 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the west.

Mount Apo Natural Park News

  • PHL Biodiversity Sustainable Action Plan Launched

    Various Philippine stakeholders echoed the call for the protection and conservation of the country’s unique wildlife and ecosystem, amid threats that lead to the rapid rate of biodiversity loss.

    In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, various stakeholders, led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), gathered at a hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City, last week for the First National Biodiversity Congress to highlight the importance of the country’s natural wealth. The Philippines is considered as one of the 18 mega-biodiverse countries in the wor ...

  • Hitting Two Birds In Davao Del Sur

    My trip to Davao Del Sur is jampacked! We went to two different landmarks that is far away from each other. I said "we" because this time my older sister joins me. The initial plan is to backpack Davao Region alone. But I tease my older sister who also climbs that I will visit this certain lake which will give me a nice view of Mt. Apo. I think every mountaineer's dream is to climb the highest mountain in the Philippines but after it's fire accident they close it down leaving us no choice but to just stare it from afar which is fine with me though.

  • 9 Ways To Get In Touch With Nature In Davao City Philippines

    Davao is the largest city in the country when considered land area and the most populous city outside of the National Capital Region. With a land area of 2,444 square kilometers (943.6 square miles), it recorded over 1.6 million residents in the 2015 census, making it the most populous city in the Davao region and third most populous in the whole of the Philippines.

  • Mt Apo Welcomes Back Climbers

    The city government decided to reopen a trail to Mt. Apo even before the country's highest peak could recover from the fire that ravaged a large area of its forest and grasslands last year.

    Mayor Joseph Evangelista said local officials agreed to follow a "controlled" reopening of the Kidapawan trail to Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak at 2,954 meters above sea level, following the announcement by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) to open the mountain to trekkers.

    Evangelista said the reopening would lead to an influx of foreign and domestic climbers, boosting the city's touri ...

  • Biodiversity Conservation What Does EDC Have Inside Its Box

    Mt. Apo is home to many endemic organisms like the Philippine Eagle. It is where the eagles forage for food, reproduce, and live with their own partners. However, these organisms do not solely own Mt. Apo; they share ownership with humans since their home is also a human resource.

  • Mt Apo Bukas Na Muli Sa Publiko

    Bukas na ulit sa publiko ang Mount Apo na isang taon ding isinara muna sa mountain climbers matapos magkaroon ng sunog doon noong March-April 2016.

    Bukod sa natatanging likas na yaman tulad ng mga hayop, halaman, at mga puno, kinikilala rin ang Mount Apo bilang "lolo" ng mga bundok sa Pilipinas. Tahanan din ito ng tribong Bagobo na kumukuha ng kanilang kabuhayan mula sa bundok.

    Dinayo ng grupo ni Gretchen Ho ang Mount Apo para masilayan nang malapitan ang kalagayan at kagandahan ng pinakamataas na bundok sa Pilipinas.

    Hindi naging madali ang pag-akyat sa Sibulan Trail dahil sa naglala ...