Tinagong Dagat

San Isidro, Davao Oriental

Tinagong Dagat or hidden sea, is a lake situated on Mount Hamiguitan in San Isidro, Davao Oriental. The area around Tinagong Dagat contains 878 species of plants, including the pitcher plant (Nepenthes argentii).

It also serves as a home to vertebrate species, ranging from endangered to endemic, such as the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jeffe ...

ryi), giant scoop owl (Mimizuku gumeyi) and grey-hooded sunbird (Aethopyga primigenius).

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    Exploring Mt Hamiguitan Museum

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    Mt. Hamiguitan ??" shared by Municipalities of San Isidro and Governor Generoso and the City of Mati??" was inscribed in the list for its outstanding universal value, which celebrates "the most important and significant natural habitats for conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened specie ...

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    Inscribed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2014,the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of a unique pygmy forest of century old trees in ultramafic soil considered by many as one of the very few all over the world and hosts a rich biodiversity of endangered ...

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    Exploring Unesco World Heritage Site Mt Hamiguitan And Its New Natural Science Museum

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    Mt. Hamiguitan ??" shared by municipalities of San Isidro and Governor Generoso and the city of Mati ??" was inscribed in the list for its outstanding universal value, which celebrates "the most important and significant natural habitats for conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened spe ...

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