Mount Calavite

Mount Calavite
Mount Calavite
Location within the Philippines
Mount Calavite
Mount Calavite (Philippines)
Highest point
Elevation 1,521 m (4,990 ft)[1]
Coordinates 13°29′00″N 120°24′00″E / 13.4833°N 120.4°E / 13.4833; 120.4Coordinates: 13°29′00″N 120°24′00″E / 13.4833°N 120.4°E / 13.4833; 120.4
Location Mindoro
Country Philippines
Province Occidental Mindoro
Municipality Paluan
Easiest route from Paluan, Occidental Mindoro

Mount Calavite is a peak located in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. It measures 1,521 metres (4,990 ft) in elevation and is situated in its namesake headland, Cape Calavite, which forms the northwestern extremity of Mindoro.[1] The mountain overlooks the municipality of Paluan in the south and the Lubang Island group in the Verde Island Passage in the north. It is one of only three areas in the island where Mindoro dwarf buffalos, commonly known as tamaraws, are found.

Protected area

Mount Calavite is located in an 18,016.19-hectare (44,519.0-acre) protected area known as Mount Calavite Wildlife Sanctuary. It was first declared as a game refuge and bird sanctuary in 1920 to protect the natural habitat of the endemic Mindoro tamaraw. In 1925, the mountain and its adjacent area of FB Harrison village, Paluan was proclaimed a national park.[2] The park's current designation as a wildlife sanctuary dates to 2000.[3]

Other wildlife known to inhabit the park include endemic bird species such as the Mindoro bleeding-heart, Mindoro hornbill, spotted imperial pigeon and scarlet-collared flowerpecker.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 "U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Philippine Islands Sailing Direction, Section 3". Manila Bureau of Printing. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  2. 1 2 "PH 037 Mount Calavite Wildlife Sanctuary". BirdLife International. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. "Proclamation No. 292, s. 2000". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
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