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  • DENR UNDP Embark On 6.78 Million Program To Protect Sacred Tribal Grounds UNDP In Philippines

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will embark on a $6.78-million project to boost environmental protection and biodiversity-conservation efforts in tribal sacred grounds, or indigenous community conserved areas (ICCA), in the Philippines.

    The project, called "Strengthening National Systems to Improve Governance and Management of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories (Philippines ICCA Project) will be implemented by the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nat ...

  • Ifugaos Punnuk Festival Now In UNESCO Heritage List

    A traditional post-harvest festival held in Ifugao is now internationally recognized in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list. This report tells us more about the festival and what it means for Ifugaos.

  • A Trip To Hungduan Ifugao

    Hapao Hungduan Ifugao is about 14 kms away from Banaue. Easily accessible with its concrete road. There you can find different rice terraces landscape.

  • Mount Polis And Banaue

    Mount Polis And Banaue

    From Laoag we drove over the Bessang Pass to Banaue to spend a day birding the Mt. Polis area. The drive up was spectacular, and birdy. A Mountain Shrike was perched on roadside wires near the top, and the pines just after the pass held several parties of Red Crossbill. A Philippine Hawk-Eagle was hunting this area too.

    Our only full birding day was Thursday 9th Jan. We started with a quick stop at the top where I heard (and got a glimpse of) what must have been Luzon Montane Racquet-tail. Then we split up, with me looking for Benguet Bush-Warbler while the others went to find the Luzon Wat ...

  • Featured Birding Site Mount Polis And Banaue

    Featured Birding Site Mount Polis And Banaue

    Mount Polis is at the boundary of Mountain Province and Ifugao. The birding area is the road from the town of Banaue in Ifugao to Barangay Bay-yo in Bontoc, Mountain Province. Mt. Polis itself is a 2255m summit on the south side of the highest point of the road (which is at 1920m) but the whole area is known to birders as Mt. Polis. The provincial boundary is at the highest point. The forest cover consists of heavily-logged mossy forest above around 1600m and pine and mixed montane forest below. Birding is done along the road and along a trail that starts at the highest point of the road, on t ...

  • Buzzing Flowerpecker

    Buzzing Flowerpecker from Mt. Polis, the Cordilleras, Northern Luzon, Philippines.