Linan Tarsier Conservation Sanctuary

Mount Matutum Tarsier Sanctuary LinanLiving on the eastern side of South Cotabato are communities of the indigenous group, the B’laan, who are, likewise, guardians of another treasure: the tarsier. Known in the B’laan vernacular as Mal, this smallest of primates was first reported to be seen in the forests of Mt. Matutum, South Cotabato’s hightest peak, back in 2007. Since then, documenting the tarsier population has been ongoing but early estimates say it could be bigger than the tarsier population in the island of Bohol, where the primate is an icon. In one village in South Cotabato alone, 19 tarsier habitats have been identified so far. Tarsiers are territorial creatures so there are usually only a couple of them Continue reading

Mount Matutum Protected Landscape

Mount MatutumThe Mount Matutum Protected Landscape is bounded on the North by Kiblawan and Malalag, Davao del Sur; on the South by General Santos City; on the East by Malungon, Sarangani and on the West by Banga, Koronadal and T’boli, South Cotabato. The area is located within Barangays Kinilis, Landan, Maligo and Palkan of the Municipality of Polomolok; Barangay Albagan, Tablu and Lampitak, of the Municipality of Tampakan; Barangays Acmonan, Cebuano, Kablon, Linan and Miasong of the Municipality of Tupi; Barangays Datalbatong and Datalbita, Municipality of Malungon; all in the Province of South Cotabato and Sarangani. Mt Matutum is a steep mountain north of the town Continue reading