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.

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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 lineage??"and 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

  • Dinagat Island Surigao Del Norte

    Swim and hike island hopping experience at the mystical place of Dinagat Island.

  • Travel At Dinagat Island

    Island hopping Duyos Beach, Dinagat Islands.

    By the way For the first time here, It is awesome with that clear green water, The beach is so nice. The people of Dinagat island was nice, kind and friendly.

    The Dinagat Islands are a group of islands constituting a province in the Caraga region in the Philippines, located on the south side of Leyte Gulf.

  • Bats Can Save The Day

    Bats Can Save The Day

    A rare species of fruit bats can be found if you explore the beautiful and gift-given island of Dinagat, most particularly the town of Loreto.

    While the bats live here, it is believed that their population has diminished more than 50% over the last generations.

    Isnt this sad and alarming? The population site of this endangered species is very small, most containing a few more than 200 individuals (some even fewer than 50).

    These unique fruit bats seen rarely around the world, are like heroes and heroines for protecting us from natural villains like mosquitoes that can cause human illn ...

  • From Tarsiers To Cloud Rats Scientist Strives To Save Philippine Species

    From Tarsiers To Cloud Rats Scientist Strives To Save Philippine Species

    In 2012, Dr. Milada Rehakovas research brought her back to Dinagat Island, Philippines. It was her second expedition to the island in pursuit of insights on the tarsier, but she had another rare animal in her mind too: the bushy-tailed cloud rat (Crateromys australis). The species had been presumed extinct it hadnt been seen in decades but Rehakova thought it might still be around. She laughs as she tells the story of how her husband, skeptical that shed find an extinct species, was actually the first to spot the bushy-tailed cloud rats brown body with its unmistakable black and white tail.
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  • Exploring Dinagat Island

    Dinagat Islands are a group of islands constituting a province in the Caraga region in the Philippines, located on the south side of Leyte Gulf. The island of Leyte is to its west, across Surigao Strait, and Mindanao is to its south. Its main island, Dinagat, is about 60 kilometres (37 mi) from north to south.

  • Takeaways From Dreamy Dinagat

    Takeaways From Dreamy Dinagat

    In just roughly 24 hours, I got to experience Dinagat Islands hopping from island to island in Melgar Bay. It was a short love affair in this beautiful and bountiful place but at least I had a glimpse of the best of the province.