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North Negros Natural Park

North Negros Natural Park

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.

Status: On-going

Site Profile Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flora Comprised of 75% old growth forest and 25% second growth forest.
  • , tambuyog, dominate its secondary-growth forest.

  • , are red-listed.

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).
  • and the Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons Forest products, agriculture)

Threats

Increased logging since 1960, when infrastructure developments improved access to the forest resources.
  • 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-funded Projects and Initiatives

 

 

 

 

 

FPE Special Project

North Negros Natural Park 3-Dimensional Topographic Map

2007

Negros Forest Ecological Foundation
A Shift Towards Area Specific Intervention Through Strategic Planning for The FPE Priority Site In North Negros Forest Reserve

2007

 

Large, Site-focused

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    Medium, Site-focused

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    Medium, Research

  • University of St. La Salle, Bacolod

Key Outcomes

Biogeographic assessment and socio-economic profiling in the site conducted to provide baseline data for subsequent conservation initiatives.
  • , 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.


 

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