Category Archives: Nature

Swift Cave

Initao Caves, within the park, has a unique species of bat with a cauliflower-like nose found nowhere else in the world.

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Open Cave


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“The last cave was the Open cave. This was the most challenging cave because of its too small holes. At the end of the Open Cave was a beautiful view of the sea. From its wonderful rock formations to the fresh breeze of the ocean, your stress and body pains will be vanished.” (Source)

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Liza Cave

“Lisa Cave where many “Sayaw-sayaw” or Cave Swallows are nesting. There are also few african cave spiders inhabiting the walls of the cave. These cave spiders are neutral mobs that can inflict poisoning.”(Source)

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Splitnose Bat Cave


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“The second cave was the Bat Cave, where the split-nose bats are inhabiting. This bats are very sensitive to light that’s is why we were not able to use our camera with flash light.” (Source)

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Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape

Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape.
The Seascape, which is about 1,368 hectares in size, overlaps with the Initao-Libertad municipal boundaries. The Landscape
portion of the site, which is 57 hectares, is within Sitio Bubuton, Barangay Tubigan, and Municipality of Initiao. Both municipalities are in the Province of Misamis Oriental.
The terrestrial portion of the protected area is covered with limestone forest. The forest has large trees reaching a diameter of 100 centimeters with a height of sixty feet and over.
The rare and threatened species found in the area include Tindalo,
Molave, Narra  and Bahai.
The forest is home of some rare and endangered species, namely: the famed smallest primate, the Philippine tarsier, monkey, flying lemur, bird wing butterfly, dollar bird, crimson breasted barbet, serpent eagle, imperial pigeon, fruit bats, white-spotted flying
lizard, monitor lizard and gecko lizard.
 

“The national park is open for family and friends with some cottages, picnic tables, and gazebos in the area  for some outdoor time spending.”

“Native pigeons, and doves, serpent eagles, megapodes, and other different species of birds are seen here, making this place ideal for bird watching. Along with birds are also different species of bats.” (Source)

Fronting the forest is the marine portion of the park covering 1,243.78 hectares.Submerged are spectacular underwater formations making it an ideal dive spot. Marine turtles are occasionally observed along the beaches of the park.

 


(Forester Eddie Macasusi, DENR-RPAO) (Source)

It is home to about 16 Philippine tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta).

Open from Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30AM-5:00PM.

  • Park Entrance Fees: Student – Php 10, Adult – Php 15
  • What to enjoy: Caving, Trekking, Sightseeing, Photo shoots, Boating, Camping, Cliff Diving
  • For more information, field trip arrangement and reservations, call 0926 692 0221 or PENR Office at (088) 855-2318.
  • (Source – 2015)

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