Baseline Assessments of Wildlife Biodiversity Within Selected Areas of Central Visayas, Philippines

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  • RP Jose Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bohol Island State University, Zamora, Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
  • WA Aureo Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bohol Island State University, Zamora, Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
  • CI Narido Biology Section, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
  • TD Reyes Jr Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines- Los Banos, Philippines
  • MB Sarnowski Peace Corps Response, United States Peace Corps, Manila, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v6i2.55244

Keywords:

Biodiversity; Conservation; Environmental management; Philippines

Abstract

A comprehensive inventory of faunal biodiversity was conducted within three Key Biodiversity Areas of Central Visayas. Mt. Bandilaan Natural Park (MBNP), Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park (BTLNP), and Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape (RSPL). Three primary wildlife groups were surveyed: bats, birds and amphibians. Species diversity and population trends were then analyzed to assess areas of biodiversity importance. RSPL generally had the highest species richness and diversity index while MBNP consistently had the lowest. When pooled. The surveyed areas resulted in a high diversity index and rate of endemicity showing the importance of multiple areas of protection. These findings can be utilized to prioritize habitat protection as well as to serve as a baseline information for future biodiversity inventories.

J. Biodivers. Conserv. Bioresour. Manag. 2020, 6(2): 27-34

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Published

2021-09-21

How to Cite

Jose, R., Aureo, W., Narido, C., Reyes Jr, T., & Sarnowski, M. (2021). Baseline Assessments of Wildlife Biodiversity Within Selected Areas of Central Visayas, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresource Management, 6(2), 27–34. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v6i2.55244

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