Lake Danao (Negros)

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Lake Danao
LakeDanaoNearBais.jpg
Lake Danao is located in Philippines
Lake Danao
Lake Danao
Location within the Philippines
Location Negros Oriental
Coordinates 9°21′00″N 123°11′00″E / 9.35000°N 123.18333°E / 9.35000; 123.18333Coordinates: 9°21′00″N 123°11′00″E / 9.35000°N 123.18333°E / 9.35000; 123.18333
Type crater lake
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 28 hectares (69 acres)
Surface elevation 898 metres (2,946 ft)

Lake Danao is the smaller of the two lakes located in the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park in the southern part of Negros Oriental in the Philippines; the other being Lake Balinsasayao. The lakes and its surrounding were designated as a protected area by Proclamation No. 414 on 21 November 2000 categorized as a Natural Park covering about 8,016 hectares (19,810 acres).[1] The lake itself has about 28 hectares (69 acres) surface area.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The lake supports a rich fish fauna, including a number of introduced species. The surrounding dipterocarp forest is rich in bird life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Protected areas of Region 7". Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.

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