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PROTECTED AREAS, WILDLIFE AND COASTAL ZONE

MANAGEMENT SERVICE (PAWCZMS)

 

Republic Act No. 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992 mandated the DENR to protect and maintain the natural biological and physical diversities of the environment.  Its passage gave impetus to biodiversity conservation and protection in the country.

The tables below show the protected areas and the rare; threatened and endangered species.

PROTECTED AREAS

NAME OF PROTECTED AREA

PROCLAMATION NO. / DATE

PROPOSED CATEGORY

AREA (Ha.)

LOCATION

INITIAL COMPONENT

 

 

   

1. Mt. Apo Natural Park

PP 882, Sept. 24, 1996

Natural Park

20,552 (Region 12 side)

Kidapawan, Makilala and Magpet, all of Cotabato Province

2. Libungan-Alamada Watershed Forest Reserve

Proc.# 653, May 3, 1990

Natural Biotic Area

52820

Libungan and Alamada, Cotabato Province

3. Allah Valley Watershed Forest Reseve

Proc.#2455, Sept. 24, 1985

Protected Landscape

92,450

Surallah, Lake Sebu, T’boli So. Cot.and Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat

4. Lake Sebu Watershed Forest Reseve

Proc.#65, Aug. 4, 1966

Protected Landscape

9,900

T'boli and Banga, South Cotabato

5. Lake Buluan

Proc. # 58, Dec. 1, 1926

Natural Biotic Area

6300

Lutayan, Buluan and Pres. Quirino, all of the Provinces of Maguindanao (ARMM) and Sultan Kudarat

6. Mt Matutum Protected Landscape

Pres. Proc.# 552, March 20, 1995

Protected Landscape

14773

Polomolok, Tupi, Tampakan, all of South Cotabato Province and Malungon, Sarangani

ADDITIONAL COMPONENT 

 

   

1. Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape

Pres. Proc.# 756, March 5, 1996

Protected Landscape

215950

Maitum, Kiamba, Maasim, Alabel, Malapatan and Glan, all of Sarangani Province and General Santos City

PROPOSED ADDITIONAL COMPONENT

 

 

   

1. Ligawasan Marsh

Forestry Admin Order No. 19 (only a portion of the 288,00 has. (Proposed area)

Wildlife Sanctuary

288000

Cotabato City,Pigkawayan, Libungan, Midsayap, Aleosan, Pikit, Kabacan, Matalam, Tulunan, all of Cotabato Province and Lambayong, Sultan Kudara

2. Kabulnan Watershed Forest Reserve

Pres. Proc.# 241, February 8, 2000 (As a watershed reserve)

Protected Landscape

116452

Bagumbayan, Esperanza, Palimbang, Ninoy Aguino and Kalamansig, all of Sultan Kudarat Province and Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

3. Mt. Sinaka

 

Wildlife Sanctuary

5022

Arakan, Cotabato

 

 

 

 

 

 

RARE, THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

 

COMMON NAME/ SCIENTIFIC NAME

HABITAT/ LOCATION

STATUS

A.

MAMMALS

 

 

1

Tarsier (Tarsius  syrichta)

Second growth forest found in Malungon, Sarangani,  Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and Paril-Sangay, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat

Threatened

2

Dugong (Dugong  dugon)

Coastal areas in the Provinces of  Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat 

Critically endangered

3

Philippine Monkey (Macaca fascicularis) 

Secondary forest, Close canopy found in the provinces of region 12

Threatened

4

Wild Pig

Secondary Forest, Close canopy

Vulnearable

5

Wild Cat

Secondary Forest

Threatened

6

Philippine Deer (Cervus marianus)

Secondary Forest

 

B.

BIRDS

 

 

1

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)

Lowland and mountain forest observed in Lake Sebu South Cotabato, Arakan, Cotabato.

Critically endangered

2

Walden’s hornbill (Aceros waldeni)

Forest canopy in Paril-Sangay, Kalamansig,  Sultan Kudarat

Critically endangered

3

Tarictic hornbill (Penelopides panini)

Forest and Forest edge, Mt. Sinaka at Arakan, Cotabato

Endangered

4

Writhed Hornbill (Aceros leucocephalus)

Forest tree clearings, Mt. Sinaka at  Arakan, Cotabato

Endangered

 

5. Rufous-lored kingfisher (Todishamphus winchelli)

Forest and forest streams

Endangered

6

Silvery Kingfisher (Alcedo argentala)

Banks of forest streams

Endangered

7

Blue-winged racquet-tail (Prioniturus vertitalis)

Mangrove forest

Endangered

8

Mindanao bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba criniger)

Primary and secondary growth  forest

Endangered

9

Japanese night heron (Gorsachius goisagi)

Shaded forest

Endangered

10

Wattled broadbill (Eurylaimus steeri)

Lowland forest understorey

Vulnerable

11

Philippine leafbird (Chloropsis flavipennis)

Lowland and montane forest

Vulnerable

12

Colasisi (Loriculus philippensis)  

All forest types and forest patches, Mt. Apo and Daguma Range

Vulnerable

13

Rufous hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax)

Forest, forest edges, Mt. Sinaka at Arakan, Cotabato

Vulnerable

14

Lesser eagle-owl (Mimizuku gurneyi)

Lowland forest rivers

Vulnerable

15

Spotted imperial pigeon (Ducula carola)

Forest, forest edges

Vulnerable

16

Philippine Eagle Owl ( Bubo philippensis)

Lowland forest rivers, Lowland  and limestone forests

Vulnerable

17

Azure-breasted pitta ( Pitta steeri)

Forest, forest edges

Vulnerable

C.

REPTILES

 

 

1

Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Coastal areas in the provinces of Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat

Critically endangered

2

Loggerhead Turtle  (Caretta caretta) 

Coastal areas in the provinces of Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat

Endangered

3

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Coastal areas in the provinces of Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat

Endangered

4

Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)

Coastal areas in the provinces of Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat

Endangered

5

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Coastal areas in the provinces of Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat

Endangered

D.

MARINE FISHES

 

 

1

Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)

Coral Reef

Endangered

2

Humphead (Cheilinus undulatus)

Coral Reef

Endangered

3

Bumphead (Bolbometapon muricatum)

Coral Reef

Endangered

LATEST NEWS

WORKSHOP ON FLAGSHIP CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SARANGANI BAY PROTECTED SEASCAPE

October 24, 2017 - The recently conducted Training Workshop on Flagship Campaign Development for the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape was attended by Information Officers, representatives of the MENRO covered by the SBPS, staff from BFAR and staff from the PENRO.

Among the highlights of the activity were the identification of behavioural change that needs campaign for the conservation and protection of the Sarangani Bay. Also, the participants were able to choose three vulnerable flagship species found within the protected seascape. These are the green sea turtle, Thalassodendrom ciliatum (seagrass) and priority is the dugong, listed as one of the endangered species. Just this October, 3 dugongs were found dead along the shore of the SBPS. Activities for the 22nd Anniversary of the SBPS since it was declared in 1996 as a protected area were also planned out. (MMAdam)

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