Address: Negros Occidental
Description: The North Negros Forest Reserve (NNFR) is one of the critical resources of Negros Occidental, as its remaining old-growth rainforest is said to be the last intact watershed in the province. Unabated resource exploitation, especially logging and extraction for charcoal production as well as rattan, ferns, and orchids trade, have posed as primary threats to the local biodiversity.
The NNFR’s remaining old-growth rainforest is said to be the last intact watershed in the province. Decades ago, an entire forest reserve, encompassing an area of 80,454 hectares was a lush tropical forest. Today, only 20% of it remains.
NNNP is the largest watershed in Negros Occidental and provides water to 17 municipalities and cities. It’s a part of a wider array of watersheds which include the Bacolod watershed, Sipalay-Hinobaan, and Mt. Canlaon.
|Flora||Comprised of 75% old growth forest and 25% second growth forest.
|Fauna||Classified as an Important Bird Area of the Negros-Panay Faunal Region, particularly Mt. Silay and Mt. Magdalangan. 53% of the total bird species recorded in Negros have been reported in the reserve, including the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia). Other notable species include the White-winged Cuckoo-shrike (Coricina ostenta), Visayan Flowerpecker (Dicaeum haematosticum).
food industry, is also a key driver of heavy logging practices.
Rampant extraction of other forest resources such as rattan, ferns, and orchids.
Hunting of bird species for game. An estimated 840 birds per week were killed within a 600-hectare hunting ground in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
FPE Special Project
|North Negros Natural Park 3-Dimensional Topographic Map||
|Negros Forest Ecological Foundation|
|A Shift Towards Area Specific Intervention Through Strategic Planning for The FPE Priority Site In North Negros Forest Reserve||
Third District Alliance Of Resource Managers, Inc. (TDARMI)
, with the support of provincial and municipal LGUs and the DENR.
Training and deputization of local community members to serve the important Bantay Gubat Information, education, and advocacy for natural resource conservation.
Development of livestock-based enterprises to provide alternative livelihood resources that will lessen the pressure on forest products.
Foundation for the Philippine Environment. 2014. RSEA Guidebook (Results Booklet). Quezon City, Philippines: Foundation for the Philippine Environment.
Foundation for the Philippine Environment. 2013. Distilling Oil for Nature: Trade-offs in Community-based Watershed Conservation (KALIKASAN BCSD Knowledge Series Fourteen). Quezon City, Philippines: Foundation for the Philippine Environment.
Foundation for the Philippine Environment. 2013. Pagsugod sa Pagbulig para sa Lasang: Encouraging Participation of People’s Organizations in Forest Resources Management (KALIKASAN BCSD Knowledge Series Eight). Quezon City, Philippines: Foundation for the Philippine Environment.
Foundation for the Philippine Environment. 2004. Sustaining Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives: Site Focused Projects 2003. Quezon City, Philippines: Foundation for the Philippine Environment.