Mount Hamiguitan

Local nameMount Hamiguitan
LocationDavao Region, Philippines

Mount Hamiguitan is a mountain located in the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. It has a height of 1,620 metres. The mountain and its vicinity has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. Among the wildlife found in the area are Philippine eagles and several species of Nepenthes. Some of the latter, such as the Nepenthes peltata, are endemic to the area. The mountain has a protected forest area of approximately 2,000 hectares. This woodland is noted for its unique pygmy forest of century old trees in ultramafic soil, with many endangered, endemic and rare species of flora and fauna.The Mount Hamiguitan range, with an area of 6,834 hectares, was declared a national park and a wildlife sanctuary in 2003. In 2014, the park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becoming the first in Mindanao.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hamiguitan

Address Philippines

Coordinates 6°44'24.203" N 126°10'54.4" E

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