Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park

Area: 47,270 hectares including the buffer zone.

Location: North-Central Bukidnon covering 28 barangays and 47 sitios of Malaybalay City and the Municipalities of Impasugong, Sumilao, Manolo Fortich, Libona, Baungon, Talakag and Lantapan.

Highest Peak: Mt. Dulang-dulang, the second highest peak in the Philippines at 2,938 meters above sea level.

Geology: A composite of Pliocene –Quaternary plateau basalt and pyroclastic deposits and represented by forphyritic andesite.

Climate: Type III of the modified Corona’s classification and characterized as having a short dry season lasting only from one to three months with no pronounced maximum rain period.

Hydrology: Headwater source of several major river systems draining Northern Mindanao. Its creeks and rivers feed the Cagayan, Tagoloan and Pulangi Rivers.

Habitats and Ecosystems: Lowland and evergreen rainforest, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, grassland, freshwater wetlands and caves.

Flora: At least 58 families and 185 species of trees and other woody vegetations; 345 fern species; high degree of endemism.

Fauna: At least 63 species of mammals of which 27 are endemic; 168 known species of birds, including 62 which are endemic; 13 of the 25 species of reptiles and 12 of the 26 species of amphibians are  endemic; butterflies also show diverse composition.

People: Indigenous peoples (Lumad) belonging to the Higaonon, Bukidnon and Talaandig tribes and a small percentage of immigrants some of whom have intermarriages with tribal settlers. In some parts, customary practices still hold sway over the people’s daily lives although acculturation has eroded much of traditional culture.


3 Responses to “Facts & Figures”

  1. Saturnino S. Nanolan Says:

    The tribes you call BUKIDNON, TALAANDIG and HIGAONON really refer to just one and the same people, HIGAONON. If you will just conduct a much more thorough and objective research on this,you will find out what I mean. I am sick and tired of reading or hearing these three tribal names given by migrants and some misguided tribal leaders–and obviously considered by them as the gospel truth. I should know. I am a blue-bloodied and educated Higaonon from Talakag who had been residing in Manila since 1967.

    1. kitangladintegratedngos Says:

      What would you feel if a Bukidnon or Talaandig tells you the same thing? This is how these tribes want themselves to be called or identified (I hope you understand something about “identity politics”). Last thing I heard, Higaonon is a derivative of the Manobo tribe. If you’re sick and tired of reading these things, then write your own article to prove your point. We stand by our article whether you like it or not, and whether you’re convinced or not is not our problem.

  2. I agree with… Mr. Nanolan, Higaonon and Talaandig ay parihas po lamang. you should visit Baungon, talakag and Lantapan and you will see na kami ay tama. parehas po lamang.

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