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Mount Apo

 

a volcano on Mindanao Island (Philippines) on the western shore of Davao Gulf. Mount Apo is the highest point in the Philippines (2,965 m). It is in a solfatara stage, venting sulfurous gases, carbon dioxide, and steam. Mount Apo is located in Mount Apo National Park (about 77,000 hectares), where dense tropical evergreen dipterocarpous forests are preserved. Here dwell rare native and relict species of the Philippines, such as the monkey-eating or harpy eagle and the Echinosorex gimnurus.

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Recently, he viewed the Philippines' highest mountain called Mt Apo in Davao.
In 2004, the Marubeni Energy Services Corporation (MESC), a Japanese firm that operates and maintains the Mindanao 1 Geothermal Plant in Mindanao's Mt Apo, supported PEF's first programme to return Philippine eagles to their natural habitat.
At the time, Kabayan, a Philippine Eagle, became the first captive-bred eagle released in the deep forests of Mt Apo.