San Vicente - Taytay - Roxas forests

Country/territory: Philippines

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2001)
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Area: 40,000 ha

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Site description
Several large blocks of old growth forest are shown on recent forest cover maps between the towns of San Vicente, Taytay and Roxas, in northern Palawan. Much of this area is low-lying, with the hills reaching a maximum altitude of only 701 m, so all of these are likely to be lowland forests.

Key biodiversity
The birds of this area are generally poorly known, but there are records of several of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Palawan Endemic Bird Area, including the threatened Palawan Peacock-pheasant, Philippine Cockatoo, Blue-headed Racquet-tail and Palawan Hornbill. The extensive lowland forests in this IBA are likely to support significant populations of these and other threatened and restricted-range species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Vicente - Taytay - Roxas forests. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.