Mt. Hamiguitan now on UNESCO list of World’s Heritage Sites

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.

Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife and Sanctuary

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.