Mount Apo


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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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In November last year, forest guards found the seventh nesting site for Philippine eagles on Mount Apo in Mindanao, a sign that the critically endangered bird of prey continues to make its home and produce offspring in one of its natural habitats.
It maintains one of the world's biggest 711.4-megawatt (MW) geothermal facilities in Ormoc City and Kananga, Leyte, aside from the 106 MW located at the foot of majestic Mount Apo in North Cotabato in Mindanao
In November last year, forest guards found the seventh nesting site for Philippine Eagles in Mount Apo in Mindanao, a sign that the critically endangered bird of prey continues to make its home and produce offspring in one of its natural habitats.
Working in a call center was like scrambling up Mount Apo and onto its boulders with sulfur vents.
The strong quake also has no effect on Mount Apo, which Phivolcs considered a "potentially active volcano."
We look forward to welcoming all passengers on Qatar Airways' weekly return flights." With numerous beaches and resorts, Davao City, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, is a coastal commercial centre near Mount Apo, the country's highest peak.
His advocacy for the environment by protecting selected slopes of Mount Apo in ways that prevent erosion and enhance soil and water conservation is a testament to his commitment to social justice and sustainable economic growth.
Relatedly, Kapatagan is positioned at the foot of the prominent Mount Apo which Cagas described as a breathtaking volcano that has been the subject of many local and international publications.
"But it's not all about the money--it's about taking responsibility for the environment and other communities," Dubria told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in her home on Mount Apo while brewing a pot of thick, aromatic, treacle-like coffee.
Famous sites include the country's highest waterfall, Aliwagwag Falls, that comprises more than 130 cascading waterfalls; Samal Island, an oasis located 10 minutes away from the city with white sandy beaches, azure waters teeming with underwater wildlife and a world record bat sanctuary at Monfort Bat Cave; Mount Apo, the highest volcano and mountain in the country; Tamayong Prayer Mountain, which boasts a well-manicured landscape adorned with European-style buildings set to a cool climate all year round; and more.
According to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje, the recent fires in Mount Apo in Davao, Matutum in South Cotabato, Kitanglad in Bukidnon and Kanlaon in Negros Island makes it necessary for the country to give priority to forest fire prevention.
Lying west of Davao, the Philippines' second biggest city, Mount Apo National Park is a rugged island of forest in a sea of farmland and plantations in southern Mindanao.