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Philippines: Rainforests in Panay to be declared critical habitat

Manila Times: "Where the Mountains meet the Skies," around 12,000 hectares will be declared as Critical Habitat (CH) within the Central Panay Mountain Ranges (CPMR) by the local government of Valderrama in Antique province. CPMR is one of the 117 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) according to Birdlife International and the Haribon Foundation. It is also considered as one of the important Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the Philippines. The proposed CH covers a huge tropical rainforests comprised of two adjoining...