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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Mount Malindang is a complex volcano located in the province of Misamis Occidental in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. The least studied mountain range was formed through several volcanic activities some of which could be historical, evident by the presence of two calderas, surrounded by high rock walls, cinder cones, dome volcano plugs, two sulfurous hot springs, and a crater lake named Lake Duminagat. The amphitheater structures have extensive distribution of volcanic rocks, carbonized wood that are found in pyroclastic deposits. The entire mountain range is dissected by several canyons and ravines making its terrain very rugged and the forested slopes covered with beautiful scenery.

The mountain and its outlying areas, some are unexplored, are home to some of the endemic and endangered species in the Philippines, which include:
  • Philippine Eagle
  • Rufous Hornbill
  • Tarsier
  • Flying Lemur
  • Philippine Deer
  • Long-tailed Macaque
  • Asian Palm Civet
  • Philippine Hawk-eagle
  • Rough-armored tree frog
  • Water monitor lizard
  • Philippine warty pig
  • Philippine hanging parakeet/Colasisi
  • Philippine Woodpecker
  • Greater Mindanao Shrew

Mount Malindang and its adjoining mountain range is a catchment area which drains water through 49 rivers and streams, and numerous creeks. It provides potable water for domestic, agricultural and other uses to more than one million inhabitants of Misamis Occidental and the eastern parts of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.

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