Madre Biodiversity Corridor • Philippines
in January 2021
Education, Research, Tourism
The forest is protected as the ancestral domain of the Dumagat and Alta Indigenous Communities at the heart of the Sierra Madre Biodiversity Corridor. The old-growth forest is home to the critically endangered Philippine eagle and several other threatened species but the area is threatened with illegal resource extraction and government plans to develop a highway through the forest. The Dumagat and Alta have teamed up with Daluhay NGO to tackle these issue and protect this high value area.