|Location||Philippines, Region IX|
|Central coordinates||121o 6.00' East 5o 58.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 790m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Jolo (= Sulu) is the largest of the Sulu Islands. It has been reported to be almost entirely deforested, but recent observations from the air indicate that the numerous steep ridges on the island retain some forest cover. Some open forest certainly remains in Mt Dajo National Park, which includes the largest mountain on the island. The paucity of recent information on the birds and habitats of Jolo is a result of the political instability there, which has prevented any biological survey work.
Key Biodiversity Several of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Sulu archipelago Endemic Bird Area were recorded on Jolo in the past, but there is no recent information on their status there. The forests in Mt Dajo National Park, and possibly elsewhere on the island, are likely to support populations of some of these birds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Grey Imperial-pigeon Ducula pickeringii||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Rufous-lored Kingfisher Todiramphus winchelli||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Sulu Hornbill Anthracoceros montani||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Sulu Pygmy Woodpecker Picoides ramsayi||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Mount Dajo||National Park||211||is identical to site||211|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Protection status Mt Dajo National Park (213 ha) was declared by Proclamation No. 261 on 28 February 1938.
References Diesmos and Pedregosa (1995).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Dajo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2015
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