September 29, 2023
Camiguin’s Mountains Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Nationwide Monument launched as ASEAN Heritage Park

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Camiguin’s Mountains (Mts.) Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Pure Monument, one in every of Philippines’ pure wonders, was formally launched as part of the ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs).

The Mts. Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Pure Monument (MTHHNM) is comprised of two mountains, Mt. Timpoong and energetic volcano Mt. Hibok-Hibok.

The heritage park has a complete land space of three,739.1376 hectares. It has 5 main habitats: Grassland, upland wetland or freshwater habitat, mossy forest, dipterocarp forest, and a crater lake. The presence of those varied habitat sorts resulted within the pure monument’s excessive degree of endemism and species range.

The ceremonial launch on March 16 was adopted by the revealing of the MTHNM AHP marker on the Park’s Customer Heart.

MTHNM is one other addition to the lengthy checklist of AHPs within the Philippines. The checklist contains Mt. Apo Pure Park, Mt. Hamiguitan Vary Wildlife Sanctuary, Mts. Iglit-Baco Nationwide Park, Mt. Kitanglad Vary Pure Park, Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, Mt. Malindang Vary Pure Park, and Tubbataha Reefs Pure Park.

“We’re proud to say that out of the 8 ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs) within the Philippines, three could be present in Area 10. These are Mt. Malindang Vary Pure Park, Mt. Kitanglad Vary Pure Park and Mts. Timpoong-Hibok-hibok Pure Monument,” stated Division of Surroundings and Pure Assets (DENR) Regional Director Ruth Tawantawan in the course of the launch.

Associated: Tubbataha Reef formally launched as thirty fifth ASEAN Heritage Park

Camiguin’s Mountains Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok Nationwide Monument launched as ASEAN Heritage Park

Infographic by Yla Corotan

What it means to be one of many ASEAN Heritage Parks

The heritage websites included within the AHPs are the primary in line for out there worldwide funding.

It additionally facilitates reporting and contribution to the World Heritage Program.

Different advantages embrace the promotion of ecotourism and participation in joint analysis and administration, facilitating of data sharing, and the enhancement of the capability of key stakeholders.

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, an intergovernmental group composed of 10 ASEAN nations, meticulously select the websites to be named as an ASEAN Heritage Park.

“AHPs symbolize one of the best of one of the best protected areas within the ASEAN Member States,” stated Atty. Roberto V. Oliva, Govt Director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB).