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Mt. Malindang, Misamis Occidental

Mt. Malindang, Misamis Occidental

Address: Misamis Occidental

Description: Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park is notable not only for being the highest natural landmark in the Zamboanga biogeographic region, but also for the economic, and cultural significance of its innate biodiversity. The Subanen indigenous peoples are the primary partners on the ground that FPE assists and enables in this priority conservation site.

Status: Closed

Site Profile Summary


Ecosystem Types

Lowland to Sub-Montane Forests

Protection Status

Natural Range Park (Presidential Proclamation No. 228)


53,262 hectares

Biogeographic Features

  • The highest natural landmark in the Zamboanga biogeographic region and a familiar attraction in Misamis Occidental and Zamboanha provinces

  • The range has 15 watersheds and is a major life-support system for 10 municipalities and three cities in the bordering provinces of Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte.





Livelihood Resources

  • Logging

  • Farming

Other Matters of Significance

Logging oprations and unsustainable famrming practicies have caused forest loss and the destruction if habitats of important wildlife - most of which are now highly endangered.


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