|Location||Philippines, Region IV|
|Central coordinates||121o 20.00' East 15o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||200 - 1,000m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Maria Aurora Memorial Park lies inland from the towns of Baler and Maria Aurora in central Aurora Province and eastern Nueva Ecija, close to the border with Nueva Vizcaya. It is a short distance to the north of Mt Dingalan (PH018). The main habitats in the park are lowland rainforest, montane forest and secondary scrub, and there are also areas of arable land (including rice paddies), small settlements and rural gardens. The maximum altitude of the park is reported to be 1,000 m, so the main forest type inside the park must be lowland dipterocarp, with only limited areas of montane forest. Land uses inside the park include both permanent and shifting agriculture (kaingin) and forestry.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Philippine Duck Anas luzonica||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus philippensis||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Flame-breasted Fruit-dove Ptilinopus marchei||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Spotted Imperial-pigeon Ducula carola||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Green Racquet-tail Prioniturus luconensis||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Whiskered Pitta Pitta kochi||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Luzon Water-redstart Rhyacornis bicolor||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Aurora Memorial Park||National Park||7,090||protected area contains site||5,676|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||major|
Protection status Aurora Memorial Park was proclaimed by virtue Proc. No.774 in 11 August 1941 and Proc. No. 130 in August 11, 1941. It is proposed as a Protected Landscape and Seascape under NIPAS.
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References References: Haribon Foundation (1998).
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