Rare endemic wildlife is thriving in Masungi Georeserve


Hornbills are among the hundreds of flora and fauna species that can be found in the Masungi Georeserve.

Just an hour-and-a-half-drive from Manila, the capital of the Philippines, the Geo​reserve is home to many rare and unique species found nowhere else on earth.

From seascapes to mountaintops, there is an abundance of natural beauty in the Philippines. In a restored forest in the province of Rizal, rare animals and plants have found a home. Tactic hornbills eat fruits and greet visitors at the foot of the trail, while the long-tailed macaque waits; sometimes blessing passersby with a sighting as they lounge on canopies.

This is Masungi Georeserve: an award-winning geotourism site that began as a restoration project for around 400 hectares of deforested land over twenty years ago. It sits just an hour-and-a-half drive from the capital of Manila (47 kilometers away) so close to the urban city that the outline of skyscrapers are visible from its peaks.

There are hundreds of species of flora and fauna that can be spotted on winding trails through the exposed limestone karst formations.

There are countless creatures living in Masungi Georeserve that need to be protected.

Kalaw is very rare.

H/t: National Geographic Asia


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