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Top 10 Largest Wilderness Areas in the Philippines

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Wilderness is also called wildland, meaning, land that is mostly untouched by humans. These lands are virgin lands and when it
comes to beauty they represent nature at its best. For this top 10 article we have the largest wilderness here in the Philippines. All
of these areas were declared protected since 1981 (that is 33 years ago) until now. Please consider reading the list below.

TOP : 10
Name : Dampalit Island
Area : -
Location : Masbate
DP : 1981

TOP : 9
Name : Bantayan Island
Area : -
Location : Cebu
DP : 1981
TOP : 8
Name : Awasan Bay Islands, Panag Bay Islands, Rasa Island
Area : -
Location : Surigao del Norte
DP : 1981

TOP : 7
Name : Majaba-Napayuan Islands
Area : 18 hectares
Location : Masbate
DP : 1981

TOP : 6
Name : Guinauyan-Naro-Chico-Pobre Islands
Area : 23.25 hectares
Location : Masbate
DP : 1981
TOP : 5
Name : Cebu Strait Islands
Area : 34 hectares
Location : Bohol
DP : 1981
TOP : 4
Name : Basot-Quinalang-Malabungot Islands
Area : 185.38 hectares
Location : Camarines Sur
DP : 1981

TOP : 3
Name : Caniago Strait Islands
Area : 210 hectares
Location : Bohol
DP : 1981
TOP : 2
Name : Alibijaban Island
Area : 430 hectares
Location : Quezon
DP : 1981
TOP : 1
Name : Isabela
Area : 1,985 hectares
Location : Isabela
DP : 1987
Name of Wilderness Areas Area Established Location

Alibijaban 430.00 ha 1981 Quezon


(1,062.6 acres)

Awasan Bay Islands 1981 Surigao del Norte

Bantayan Island 1981 Cebu

Basot-Quinalang-Malabungot Islands 185.38 ha 1981 Camarines Sur


(458.1 acres)

Caniago Strait Islands 210.00 ha 1981 Bohol


(518.9 acres)

Cebu Strait Islands 34.00 ha 1981 Bohol


(84.0 acres)

Dampalit Island 1981 Masbate


Name of Wilderness Areas Area Established Location

Guinauyan-Naro-Chico-Pobre Islands 23.25 ha 1981 Masbate


(57.5 acres)

Isabela 1,985.00 ha 1987 Isabela


Monte Alto Timber Resource Corp. (4,905.0 acres)

Majaba-Napayuan Islands 18.00 ha 1981 Masbate


(44.5 acres)

Panag Bay Islands 1981 Surigao del Norte

Rasa Island 1981 Surigao del Norte


SUMMARY OF PROTECTED AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES

23,741.500 287,869.910
22.700 46,983.480
1,671,775.110
524,117.000

918,585.350
971,579.460
1,153,629.410
3,297.000

National Parks/National Marine parks/National Marine Reserve Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary
Wilderness Areas Watershed Forest Reserve
Mangrove Swamp Natural Park
Protected Landscape/Seascape Natural Monument/Landmark
Resource Reserve Wildlife Sanctuary
Natural Biotic Area Marine Reserve
Other Category