Dinagat Islands

Loreto, Dinagat Islands

The Dinagat Islands is one of the most environmentally-significant provinces in the Philippines where endemism of fauna is unique in its region. Animals that are endemic to the province are the Dinagat Cloudrunner and the Dinagat-Siargao Tarsier. The province is highly forested and is considered as a Key Biodiversity Area because of its unique animals and lush rainforests.

The Dinag ...

at-Caraga tarsier, has no protection. It is known from a small island that is being extremely heavily mined. Thus, it emerges as a new lineageand a new major conservation urgency." They question of just how many Philippine tarsiers exist has been "left sort of hanging" for 25 years until now, according to the researcher.

The newly discovered Dinagat Island and Caraga Region tarsier was first recognized as possibly distinct by the Filipino biologist Dioscoro Rabor in the 1970s, and now is confirmed by the genetic analysis.

Dinagat Islands News

  • Newly Paced Dinagat Road Seen To Boost Agri Tourism

    The newly improved 11-kilometer Dinagat-Loreto road in the Province of Dinagat Islands (PDI) is expected to boost tourism and agriculture in the “Mystical Island Province of Love.”

    According to officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Tourism (DOT), the road, improved at a cost of P425 million, would facilitate the transportation of produce from farm to the market, and will benefit farmers and rural businessmen.

    It will also give foreign and domestic tourists faster and more comfortable access to various tourist ...

  • Safeguarding The Endangered Rats And Bats Of Dinagat Island

    Composed of a sprawling network of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines contain lowland tropical rainforest, wetlands, mangroves and thousands of miles of coastline. The astounding variety of habitats makes the country a thriving hotspot for biodiversity with the highest rate of new animal species being discovered, as 15 new mammal species were discovered just in the last 10 years.

    Despite the nation's incredible biodiversity value, many of its natural resources remain unprotected. Smaller islands within the Philippines are rich in rare and endemic species, like Dinagat Island off the n ...

  • DPWH Completes P425-million Road Pavement Project In Dinagat Islands

    Tourist arrivals in the Dinagat Islands province is expected to increase with the completion of a P425-million road pavement project, the public-works department said in a media advisory released on Wednesday.

    Public Works Region 13 Director Danilo E. Versola said the agency recently completed a road-improvement project covering 11 kilometers of the Dinagat-Loreto Road connecting the municipalities Cagdianao, San Jose, Basilisa, Libjo, Tubajon and Loreto in Dinagat Islands.

    "Tourism and socioeconomic development in Dinagat Islands is seen to improve with the recently completed road proje ...

  • DENR PENRO Dinagat Personnel Attend Dinagat Islands Conservation Program DICP Planning Workshop

    In order to get support and potential partnership for the Dinagat Islands Conservation Program (DICP) from other institutions and with the aim of the governance of Cong. Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao to press15 2016align all the programs to the conservation within the next three years, a "Planning/Workshop for Dinagat Island Conservation Program" was conducted last July 22, 2016 held at Banapple Restaurant, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.

    The main objective of the planning/workshop is to define the next three years of Cong. Arlene "Kaka" J. Bag-ao, Congressional Representative of the Lone ...

  • PHL Center Of Pitcherplant Diversity

    Here is one more good reason to protect our forests: The Philippines now holds the record with the most diverse species of pitcher plants (Nepenthes) in the world, topping competitors, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

    With more than 53 different pitcher-plant species having been recorded so far, the Philippines may now lay claim to the title as the "center of diversity of Nepenthes," an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

    Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the DENR's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is urging Filipino botanist ...

  • Dinagat Islands Vlog Part 2

    The lone traveler traveled with friends! An overnight stay at the mystical island province of love. Truly a hidden gem. It's like a mini Palawan! Thank you to the provincial tourism office for the assistance during our stay there.