Mount Balatukan

Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Mount Balatukan Range Natural Park is a protected area in the country classified as a Natural Park. The park has an area of 8,423.00 hectares with a buffer zone of 1,222.00 hectares. It was created on March 6, 2007 by Proclamation no. 1249.

Mount Balatukan is a massive compound stratovolcano in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. The volcano has no historical eruptions but ...

displays fumarolic activity. The 2,450-metre mountain is topped by a triangular shaped caldera 15 kilometers long and 10.6 kilometers at its widest. The Balatocan River emanates from and drains the huge crater.

Mount Balatukan is wholly located in Province of Misamis Oriental in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines. The coastal road between Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and Gingoog City rims the northern perimeter of the mountain on the north coast of Mindanao.

There are no historical eruptions on Mount Balatukan. The age of its last eruption has not been studied, although some lava flows on the sides of the mountain are determined as Pleistocene. Fumarolic activity is present on the mountain, but its form displays extensive erosion.  Wiki

Mount Balatukan Range Natural Park News

  • Pangangalaga Sa Mt Balatukan Range

    Isinusulong ni Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada ang pangangalaga sa napakagandang Mount Balatukan Range sa bahagi ng Misamis Oriental, partikular sa lungsod ng Gingoog at mga munisipalidad ng Claveria, Medina at Balingasag, at may lawak na humigit-kumulang na 30,965 ektarya.

    Aniya sa iniakdang Senate Bill 1643, "The Mt. Bala­tukan Range is home to a diverse species of flora and fauna including the Philippine Eagle, Mindanao Lorikeet bird, Tarsier, Giant Fruit Bat, Monitor Lizard, Flying Lemur, and six species of bats, four of which are endemic. The Mindanao endemic Ptenochirus minor and th ...

  • DENR 10 Conducts PA Conference Regional PA Governance Assessment

    To organize and share the good practices of the Protected Areas (PAs) in Region 10, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted the first PA Conference and Regional PA Governance Assessment at Cagayan de Oro City.

    According to DENR 10 Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan, the conference will give an opportunity to know and share the different experiences of PA management and to give importance in understanding the best practices of PAs in the country.

    Secretary Nereus Acosta, the Presidential Adviser of Environmental Protection, urged the participants to support ...

  • Travel At Mount Sumagaya

    Travel At Mount Sumagaya

    9 hours of sleep was good enough after a very tiring Lumot assault. A supposed-to-be 6:00am resume trek started around 7:06am due to cold temperature, everyone was too lazy to move.

    What lies on the traverse side was a suprise, since no one was ever to sucessfully traversed the said mountains within the year, the connecting ridge was in complete chaos.

    9 hours of sleep was good enough after a very tiring Lumot assault. A supposed-to-be 6:00am resume trek started around 7:06am due to cold temperature, everyone was too lazy to move.

    What lies on the traverse side was a suprise, since no ...

  • PH Eagles Death Probed

    PH Eagles Death Probed

    Wildife authorities are investigating what caused the death of Minalwang, a Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) rehabilitated for two years and released into the wild afterwards.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (DENR-PAWB) on Saturday, October 19, said the eagle was shot dead and asked the public's help in finding the shooter.

    Josie de Leon of PAWB said the eagle had two bullet wounds, adding that they are still "gathering information on who might have killed it."

    The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), the group that nursed ...

  • Philippine Eagle Minalwang Shot Dead Just Two Months After Release Into Wild

    Philippine Eagle Minalwang Shot Dead Just Two Months After Release Into Wild

    Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a male Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) in Misamis Oriental province on October 11, barely two months after it was released back into the wild after two years of rehabilitation.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, has asked for the public's help to find out who shot Minalwang. The eagle was found on Mount Lumot in Gingoog City by members of the Davao-based Philippine Eagle Foundation.

    Minalwang had been released by the PEF in Mount Balatukan Range Natural Park, also ...

  • Northern Mindanao Strengthens Eco-tourism Promotion

    Northern Mindanao Strengthens Eco-tourism Promotion

    The regional office of the Department of Tourism (DoT-10) has intensified its drive to promote eco-tourism sites in Northern Mindanao.

    Catalino E. Chan III, regional Tourism director, told BusinessWorld the region has a lot to offer because of its diverse environmental and cultural heritage and natural wonders yet some people are simply not aware of these.

    Early last year, nature sites traditionally visited by local and foreign tourists were significantly affected by storm Sendong's devastation.

    As a major tourism hub in this part of Mindanao, Mr. Chan identified major attractions tha ...