Mount Malindang

Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Misamis Occidental

Mount Malindang Natural Park encompasses three provinces Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte, covering an area of 53,262 hectares of which about 33,000 hectares or 62% of forest remaining. About 20,000 hectares are cultivated and inhabited by indigenous people mostly the Subanon tribe.

Mount Malindang and the whole Malindang Mountain Range alluring qualitie ...

s come from its waterfalls, crater lake and dense virgin forests which host diverse and rare species of flora and fauna. In 1992, the park was renamed as Mount Malindang Range Natural Park.

Mount Malindang is a complex volcano located in the province of Misamis Occidental in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. The least studied mountain range was formed through several volcanic activities some of which could be historical, evident by the presence of two calderas, surrounded by high rock walls, cinder cones, dome volcano plugs, two sulfurous hot springs, and a crater lake named Lake Duminagat.

The amphitheater structures have extensive distribution of volcanic rocks, carbonized wood that are found in pyroclastic deposits. The entire mountain range is dissected by several canyons and ravines making its terrain very rugged and the forested slopes covered with beautiful scenery.  Wiki

Mount Malindang Natural Park News

  • The Mount Malindang National Park Natures Treasure Trove

    The Mount Malindang National Park Natures Treasure Trove

    Having 15 major catchment basins or watersheds, the Mount Malindang National Park serves as the lifeblood of the province of Misamis Occidental in Mindanao, Philippines, sustaining the economic life of several municipalities, specifically those that border the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.

    According to recent surveys, about a million people are depending on the park for irrigation and water supply for domestic and industrial users, as well as for food, with its buffer zone being home to almost 20,000 people, while its core area also inhabited by around a thousand o ...

  • USAID Team Visits Ridge To Reef Project Site

    The USAID Team, along with the WorldFish Center team, visited the different sites of the Ridge to Reef Project in Misamis Occidental on 22 -24 August 2012 to better understand the progress and impact of the project on the ground. The visit also confirmed the good relationship between the project team and the stakeholders. Among the sites visited were the Marine Sanctuary in Barangay Mobod, Oroquieta City, and Barangay Bala, Tudela.

    PES Activities (ICRAF)

    During the first day of the visit (22 August 2012), the team met up with Mr. Maynard Bongcayao, designated Environment and Natural Res ...

  • World Tourism Day Discover Biodiversity Sites In Philippines

    World Tourism Day Discover Biodiversity Sites In Philippines

    When you book a tour, where do you usually go? Surely, famous tourist spots instantly come to mind, such as Boracay, Cebu, Bohol, Batanes and Palawan.

    But did you know that there are other places in the Philippines where you can enjoy history, culture and biodiversity richness all at the same time? These places are protected areas called Asean Heritage Parks (AHPs).

    AHPs are protected areas of high-conservation importance, preserving in total a complete spectrum of representative ecosystems of the Asean region.

    These areas are established to generate greater awareness, pride, apprecia ...

  • Mount Mayon Turtle Islands Chocolate Hills up for inclusion on Unesco list

    Mount Mayon Turtle Islands Chocolate Hills up for inclusion on Unesco list

    A number of natural heritage sites in the country made it to the recently updated World Heritage Tentative List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

    Aside from the newly listed Mayon Volcano in Albay and Turtle Islands in the Sulu Sea, the Apo Reef National Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, as well as the Chocolate Hills Natural Monument in Bohol made it to the list.

    Completing the list for the natural heritage sites are Coron Island Natural Biotic Area (Palawan); El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (Palawan); Mount Iglit-Baco N ...

  • Evidence Based Biodiversity Protection and Environmental Management

    Evidence Based Biodiversity Protection and Environmental Management

    The Evidence Based Biodiversity Protection and Environmental Management is one of the components of the GIZ-PAME project named Mt. Malindang Biodiversity Protection through Capability Building granted to Misamis University Community Extension Program (MUCEP) in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ??" Protected Area Office 10 (DENR-PAO) and Provincial Local Government Unit of Misamis Occidental (PLGU). Misamis University has successfully conducted the Evidence Based Biodiversity Protection and Environmental Management training of the 130 Bantay Lasang (BLs) an ...

  • Biodiversity conservation to enhance PHL eco tourism prospect

    Biodiversity conservation to enhance PHL eco tourism prospect

    Environment chief Ramon Paje is seeking more biodiversity conservation nationwide to help boost Philippine ecotourism which government estimated as potentially generating up to PHP157 billion in revenues by 2016.

    "The Philippines will be reaping economic benefits of biodiversity through ecotourism," he said as Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) stepped up its campaign for biodiversity conservation financing and ecotourism in the country.

    He noted the Philippines has the potential to be an ecotourism star, having some 240 protected areas (PAs) and being one of the worl ...