The Philippines is ecstatic to have another UNESCO World heritage site on the list and this one clearly showcases the natural wonders of our country. The Mt Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental has been included on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List last June 23 2014.
“Mt Hamiguitan, which straddles by the municipalities of San Isidro and Gov. Generoso, is a nesting and feeding area of Philippine eagles, the country’s national bird and the world’s second-largest eagle.
But the range is more known for its unique pygmy forest, 225 hectares 100-year-old bonsai trees.
The 6,834-hectare sanctuary is also home to Golden Crown flying foxes, Philippine tarsiers, Philippine warty pigs, Philippine brown deer and the Philippine Mossy-pygmy fruit bat.
A total of 53 bird species, such as the dark-eared brown dove and the Tarictic horbill, are found in the sanctuary.” ~ Nico Albano reports from Inquirer.net
The video above shows a glimpse of the natural wonders of Mt Hamiguitan, certainly deserving a spot in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.