The Negros Interior Biodiversity Expedition (NIBE) 2012 saw a team of biodiversity scientists explore the interior of the North Negros Natural Park on Negros Island in the Philippines. Building on the successful pioneering expedition in 2009, which established the ‘route in’ the team undertook a more detailed biological exploration of an area famed for both endemism and endangerment. Self sufficient and operating in difficult conditions the joint International-Filipino team went further, with more scientists, to better document the value of this unique environment.
Home of the rarest deer in the world
56%of species are unique
80% of forest is lost
Considered one of the top 10 most important rainforest areas globally. (WWF)
Biological wealth largely unknown..