Addressing Fragmentation within a Key Biodiversity Area: Options for a Strengthened Community-Based Intervention in Polillo Islands

Addressing Fragmentation within a Key Biodiversity Area: Options for a Strengthened Community-Based Intervention in Polillo Islands
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by Leajim A. Villanueva, Carmelita M. Rebancos, Dante Gideon K. Vergara, and Eleno O. Peralta
2020 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 9 No. 5

Polillo Islands in Quezon Province is one of the key biodiversity areas (KBA) identified as priority sites for conservation in the Philippines. It is home to globally important species including the Gray’s monitor lizard (Varanus olivaceus), the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), the Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis), and the Philippine rusa (Hampson et al. 2000).