Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park
Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park is part of the Tentative list of Philippines in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I have been going back and forth to this wonderful place for almost a year now. Not entirely sure of criterion (ix) - because I am not a geologist; but for (x), the property's unique flora and fauna surely represents the natural heritage of the Mindoro biogeographic region. One endemic (and endangered) species of the park, the tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis), is a national symbol.
Management-wise, efforts are already being undertaken to include the Mangyans - the indigenous people and residents of the park’s mountainous interior. This co-management will ensure not just the protection of the park’s natural resources, but also the conservation of the Mangyans’ culture and traditions.