Mount Mantalingajan Reserve

Rizal, Palawan

Mt. Mantalingajan Protected Landscape is a national park park covering the entire Mantalingajan Mountain Range. The protected area status of MMPL was proclaimed in 2009 and covers an area of 120,457 hectares.

Continuing discoveries of new species of plant and animal from the mountain highlight its tremendous ecological value and the importance of maintaining such protective zones in ...

the face of constant logging and mining pressures. The pitcher plant species, Nepenthes mantalingajanensis, described in 2007, is named after the mountain itself.  Wiki

Mount Mantalingajan Protected Landscape News

  • Catholic Church Leads IP Tree Planting On Mantalingahan

    Catholic Church Leads IP Tree Planting On Mantalingahan

    The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa City (AVPPC) recently led a group of Pala'wan indigenous peoples (IP) in the planting of around 2,000 tree seedlings in two villages in Brooke's Point that form part of the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL).

    The two-day activity on November 19-20 was part of the Vicariate's program to plant 10,000 trees in response to Pope Francis encyclical Laudato si (Praise be to you) on "aring for our common home," said Bishop Socrates Mesiona, apostolic vicar of the AVPPC.

    "Pope Francis circular calls for a swift and unified global action again ...

  • Zoologists Identify New Shrew Species In Palawan Island

    Zoologists identify new shrew species in Palawan Island.

    Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-08 23:55:06|Editor: Chengcheng Video PlayerClose WASHINGTON, May 8 (Xinhua) -- An international team of researchers identified a new species of shrew in Palawan Island, providing clues to what makes the Philippines an ideal environment for mammals.

  • Mantalingahan Range Nominated For World Heritage Site Status

    Mantalingahan Range Nominated For World Heritage Site Status

    The Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) in southern Palawan has been nominated as another World Heritage Site, a protected area status conferred by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    Environment officials said the MMPL is the country's lone nominee to the 2020 World Heritage Site list, as Mayon Volcano failed to meet the deadline for the submission of documentary requirements.

    The MMPL is a protected area located in the southern part of Palawan covering an area of 120,457 hectares. It is a mountain range along the central spine of mount ...

  • New Species Of Shrew Discovered In Palawans Sky Island

    New Species Of Shrew Discovered In Palawans Sky Island

    Researchers have discovered a new species of shrew in a mountain in Palawan.

    The Palawan moss shrew, or Palawanosorex muscorum, was recently identified by a team of researchers, according to a Journal of Mammalogy paper.

    The Palawan moss shrew, first spotted in 2007 by the late Danilo Balete, field survey leader and research associate at the Field Museum, has a slender, pointed snout and dark coat.

    Unlike other shrews, the Palawan moss shrew's tail is covered in dense fur instead of scales. It also has broad forefeet and long claws which it uses to dig for earthworms.

    Rainer Hutter ...

  • Mt Mantalingahan Protected Landscape Patuloy Na Tinatamnan Ng Mga Puno

    Patuloy ang isinasagawang pagtatanim ng mga ibat-ibang uri ng puno sa paligid ng Mt. Mantalingahan bilang bahagi ng National Greening Program ng pamahalaan na naglalayong maagapan ang lumalalang kaso ng pagkakalbo ng mga kagubatan sa bansa.

    Ang Mount Mantalingahan ay idineklarang protected landscape sa pamamagitan ng Presidential Proclamation No. 1815 na nilagdaan noong Hunyo 23, 2009. Limang munisipyo ang nakakasakop sa kabundukang ito. Ito ay ang mga bayan ng Brookes Point, Barataza, Quezon, Rizal at Sofronio Espanola.

    Ngayong taon nakatakdang magtapos ang National Greening Program kun ...

  • UP Mountaineer Jeshua Sales, Hikers Should Be Culturally Sensitive

    UP Mountaineer Jeshua Sales, Hikers Should Be Culturally Sensitive

    In a recent speech, Jeshua Sales of the UP Mountaineers urged fellow hikers to be sensitive to the culture of the places theyre visiting. Its important to respect not just the environment, but also the locals, he said. In an interview with Pinoy Mountaineer, he cited various examples, such as Mt. Mantalingajan in Palawan where some indigenous communities had to relocate due to the presence of hikers. Hiking is a privilege, not a right. We should realize that we are just visitors, and respect the people for whom the mountain is home.

    How cam a hiker be culturally sensitive. Its all about lis ...