Sights and Destinations: Mt. Hamiguitan

Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

It is located within the boundaries of the City of Mati, Municipality of San Isidro, and Municipality of Governor Generoso in the Province of Davao Oriental.

The first ever World Heritage Site in Mindanao and the first mountain range and wildlife sanctuary World Heritage Site in the Philippines.

"Forming a mountain ridge running north-south along the Pujada Peninsula in the south-eastern part of the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75–1,637 m above sea level and provides critical habitat for a range of plant and animal species. The property showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations, and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at Mount Hamiguitan. These include critically endangered trees, plants and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo." (Description taken from the WHC-UNSECO Official Website)

photo courtesy of Mr. Bryan Fajanil and Mr. Hubert Apostol