The Cordilleras and the Sierra Madre are just two of the Philippine mountain ranges. There are many more, and all are equally worth discovering. This category is about the mountain ranges of the Philippines. This category has only the following subcategory.
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes. The Philippines has 3134 mountains that bear his name. Mount Apo is the highest and most prominent mountain in the world.
Several different types of forests can be recognized in the Philippines, including the lowland evergreen rainforest, which is rich in dipterocarps; it grows best on good soils and, therefore, prevails (or was) common in well-watered plains and on the lower slopes of hills up to c. 400 m, occasionally higher, giving way to a more open mountain rainforest, dominated by dipterocarps, at an altitude of between 650 and 1000 m. The mossy forest, where the trees are dwarf, covered with moss and full of ferns, orchids and liverworts, is found in the cloud belt, where there is a lot of constant humidity, usually over 1200 m, but also on the peaks and crests exposed at lower elevations, and up to 700 m in the eastern Sierra Madre, where it is more humid. In the western Central Cordillera and in the Zambales Mountains, between 450 and 2450 m, where it is driest, there are extensive stands of Benguet pine (Pinus kesiya) (Dickinson et al.
In some parts of Luzon there are large areas of dense “cogon” type grasslands; these areas are maintained by fire during the dry season and it is believed that all of them replaced the original forests (Dickinson et al. The distribution of most species in this EBA seems to be irregular, but this is largely due to the fragmentation of forests and it is likely that the areas of distribution were once more widespread and contiguous, even in historic times. In addition, the recorded distributions depend on observer coverage (which is still incomplete), and the current ranges of some species may actually be greater than they currently seem. As it has been difficult to determine which species actually meet the requirements for areas of distribution smaller than 50,000 km2, all species that are endemic to Luzon (except Zosterops meyeni, a generalist of widespread habitats) have been included as areas of restricted distribution, despite the large size of the island.
The mossy forests of the highlands, although safer than those in the lowlands, are exposed to threats, especially in the Cordillera Central, where the local population has recently accepted modern technology and grows vegetables from temperate and semi-temperate areas on terraces after the felling of native mountain habitats (Penafiel, 199. Several species of this EBA are hunted for food or for the trade of caged birds), but the main threat to birds inevitably comes from the continuous loss and fragmentation of forests. For example, Oriolus isabellae, which may be close to extinction. This species was only known in the Bataan Peninsula and the province of Isabela, and one of the last records was recorded at a site in the Sierra Madre in 1961, where there is now practically no forest (Danielsen et al. Dulang-Dulang is located within the ancestral lands of the Talaandig tribe, who venerate the mountain as sacred.
In the fight for mountains, ethnic tribes that have been inhabiting the mountain range for centuries are now forced to abandon their ancestral domains, often violently. There is a manifest dearth of information about the Piapyungan mountain range, perhaps the most inaccessible of all the mountain ranges in the Philippines; its wild forested slopes remain unexplored and unexplored. Well, the Piapyungan mountain range is located in a region devastated by war and violence that have lasted many decades, where peace is as evasive as the victorious conquest of its highest peaks. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are generally considered part of mountain states.
Like most mountain ranges in the Philippines, the Panaron mountain range is beset by the ruinous activities of large mining, logging and plantation companies. Its 1,707 m (5,600 ft) high mass is covered by patches of forest that retreat here and there until they become grasslands; while its summit offers panoramic views of the lowlands of the Cagayan Valley, as well as the mountainous highlands of the Cordillera Central and the Sierra Madre. Another mystical mountain is Mount Banahaw, not only because of the fairies and goddesses of the area, but it is also said that aliens take refuge in this mountain. In fact, the relatively few mountaineers who have been to Mantalingahan agree that it is one of the three most difficult climbs in the Philippines, along with Mount Guiting-Guiting in Romblon and Mount Falcon in Mindoro.
The mountain range is the main source of water for the inhabitants of Bukidnon and several neighboring provinces, and serves as the source of the headwaters of some of Mindanao's main rivers, as well as their tributaries. The mountain range is home to different types of habitats, in particular tropical pine forests, which together are home to numerous species of flora and fauna, many of them rare and endemic. Dulang-Dulang rises to a height of 2,938 m (9,639 ft) above sea level, making it the second highest mountain in the Philippines, second only to Apo, and surpassing the Pulag of the Cordilleras by only a slight margin. And the miners gave Mount Diwata the rude nickname of Mount Diwalwal, after the local expression “diwalwal ang dila” (“your tongue hangs out”), the state where miners find themselves after a long day of work in the mountains.
It encompasses several peaks of such heights that they easily deserve to be included among the highest mountains in the country. . .