Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park
Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park is part of the Tentative list of Philippines in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park is the largest protected area of the Philippines and has the most unique and the richest bio and habitat diversity. The park spans two ecoregions: (1) Luzon rain forest from sea coastline to 1000 m altitude characterized by dipterocarps and (2) Luzon montane rain forest in altitude over 1000 m. The park is home to over 291 species of birds (of which 83 are Philippine endemic), 25 endemic mammals, and over 100 species of reptiles.
Map of Northern Sierra Madre Natural ParkLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Several protected areas are found within the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, the longest in the Philippines, at 680km-420mi from Cagayan province in the north to Quezon province in the south. One of the protected areas found in the mountain range is the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, also the country's largest protected area.
It is a biodiverse site, a home to a number of PH "flagship" species like the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and the Philippine freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis). The enclosed photo is one of the many crocodile lakes found along the western side of the park, close to the buffer zone. The crocodiles are currently under the care of the PH environment, the local communities and the Mabuwaya Foundation, a conservation NGO.
2006 Added to Tentative List
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