Northern Negros Natural Park
|Northern Negros Natural Park|
|Next city:||Bacolod City ,|
|Founding:||August 15, 2005|
The Northern Negros Natural Park is a nature park on the Philippine island of Negros . It was established on April 28, 1935 with the decree No. 789 under the name Northern Negros Forest Reserve , the protection status was extended with the Proclamation No. 895 of August 15, 2005 and the area was declared a nature park. The protected area is listed in the Philippine Biosphere Protection Act (NIPAS), previously the forest in the nature park was only partially protected. The total area of the national park covers an area of 804.54 km² in the province of Negros Occidental . In the south of the nature park includes the National Park Mount Kanlaon Natural Park of.
The two active volcanoes Silay and Mandalagan form the core areas of the nature park. It is located approximately 30 km east of Bacolod City . In the nature park there are extensive rainforests which cover a total of 166.87 km² of the total area. The remaining areas are covered with heather vegetation, there are also agricultural areas in the cities and municipalities of Talisay City , Silay City , Victorias City , Cadiz City , Sagay City , San Carlos City , Enrique B. Magalona , Murcia , Toboso , Calatrava and Salvador Benedicto .
The dense rainforest vegetation of the national park is home to many endemic animal species that are threatened with extinction, such as the Visayas pustule 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.