This relatively small block of forest, shown on recent forest cover maps, lies north of the town of Hinoba an. It is the last remaining forest patch in southern Negros Occidental. Until about 15 years ago, this patch was part of a larger forested area that was logged by the Insular Lumbar Company.
Three of the threatened, restricted-range species of the Negros and Panay Endemic Bird Area have been recorded at Hinoba an. Despite its relatively small size, it may still be of significance for the conservation of these birds, given that lowland forest is now a rare habitat on Negros.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southwestern Negros. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.