So Filipinos now have more reasons to celebrate the fun in the island Philippines. The Philippines got its sixth World Heritage Site with the inclusion of a Davao Oriental forest sanctuary and mountain range in the list of United Nations-protected areas Monday.
Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife and Sanctuary was inscribed in the Word Heritage List along with five other sites in a meeting, the World Heritage Committee said.
The 6,834-hectare sanctuary is a territory 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 Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife and Sanctuary.
It was declared a protected area in 2004.