Mount Kanlaon Natural Park
|Mount Kanlaon Natural Park|
|Next city:||Bacolod City ,|
|Founding:||August 8, 1934|
The Mount Kanlaon Natural Park is a natural park on the Philippine island of Negros . It was established as a nature park on August 8, 1934 with Decree No. 721, the protection status was extended with Proclamation No. 1005 of May 8, 1997 and the area was declared a nature park. On August 11, 2001, the nature park was included as a protected area in the Philippine law for the protection of the biosphere (NIPAS), previously the forest areas of the national park were unprotected. The total area of the nature park covers an area of 248.54 km² in the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental . To the north of the nature park is the 804.54 km² Northern Negros Natural Park , which extends to the Silay and Mandalagan volcanoes .
The Mount Kanlaon is an active volcano with 2,435 meters above sea level the highest mountain on the island of Negros. It is located about 35 km southeast of Bacolod City . In the national park there are extensive rainforests which cover a total of 114.75 km² of the total area. The remaining areas are covered with heather vegetation, there are also agricultural areas in the cities and municipalities of La Carlota City , San Carlos City , Canlaon City and La Castellana .
The dense rainforest vegetation of the nature park is home to many endemic animal species threatened with extinction, such as the Visayas pustular pig ( Sus cebifrons ) and the Prince Alfred deer ( Cervus alfredi ).
In detecting the Avifauna were, inter alia, inventories of Tariktik horn bird ( Penelopides panini ), the Negros pigeon ( Ptilinopus arcanus ), the Negros-gallicolumba ( Gallicolumba keayi ), the spotted Fruchttaube ( Ducula Carola ) and the Negrosdschungelschnäppers ( Rhinomyias albigularis ) proven.