Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park
|Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park|
|Location||Aklan and Antique, Philippines|
|Area||12,009.29 hectares (29,675.6 acres)|
|Established||April 18, 2002|
|Governing body||Department of Environment and Natural Resources|
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is located on the island of Panay, in the provinces of Aklan and Antique of the Philippines which was proclaimed a natural park by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 18 April 2002 (Presidential Proclamation No. 186, 2002). The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park has an area of 120.09 km2, found within the municipalities of Nabas, Malay, Buruanga, Libertad and Pandan.
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is also an important watershed. The forest of the Natural Park channels the water from the rains into a system of springs and rivers that provide water for over 100,000 inhabitants. The water for Boracay Island and the hundreds of thousands of tourists that visit there every year is also provided by the Northwest Panay watershed.
As this area is considered highly important, the Northwest Panay Biodiversity Management Council (NPBMC) was formed in 1999 to protect it. The NPBMC is made up of the local government units of Northwest Panay, Non-governmental organizations like BioCon, and National and Local Government Agencies like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
In March 2016, the German government has provided 4 million Euro (Php200-million) grant for a forest protection project.
Flora and Fauna
A small wild cat native to continental South, Southeast and East Asia
A critically endangered species in the pig genus
Also known as the blue-crowned green parrot, Luzon parrot, the Philippine green parrot, and locally known as pikoy, is a parrot found throughout the Philippines.
List of peaks in Northwest Panay Mountain Range by elevation.
- Mount Tinayunga 3,002 ft (915 m)
- Mount Guimbarogtog 2,497 ft (761 m)
- Mount Butong 2,493 ft (760 m)
- Mount Potol 2,326 ft (709 m)
- Mount Tungo 2,126 ft (648 m)
- Mount Guibulon 1,995 ft (608 m)
- Mount Banjao 1,975 ft (602 m)
- Mount Pinapoan 1,922 ft (586 m)
- Mount Duyong 1,640 ft (500 m)
- Mount Mab-o 1,558 ft (475 m)
- Mount Tinagtacan 1,365 ft (416 m)
- Mount Cumaingin 1,037 ft (316 m)
- Mount Malagud 827 ft (252 m)
- Sibalom Natural Park
- List of national parks of the Philippines
- List of protected areas of the Philippines
- List of World Heritage Sites in the Philippines
- "Proclamation No. 186".
- "PanayCon - Our research site, project history and coworkers".
- Galvez, J.K. (March 19, 2016). "PH, Germany link to protect Panay forests". The Manila Times. Retrieved 2016-06-03.
- "PanayCon - Rare, endemic and newly discovered species of Panay".