PH065
Southwestern Negros


Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The forest in this IBA has been much reduced in size by logging and other activities, and was being consumed by fire when surveyed in the early 1990s.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
There is a need to assess the current status of the habitats at this site, and to determine whether it still supports populations of any of the threatened and restricted-range species that formerly occurred there.

Protected areas
Not officially protected.

Habitat and land use
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.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southwestern Negros. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.