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Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte

Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte

Address: Dinagat Islands

Description: The Dinagat islands are known for a range of natural resources – from metallurgical-grade chromite, to magkono (Philippine ironwood), and its rich fishing grounds. As such, the area has been subjected to resource degradation, further spurred by the generally poor economic and socio-political conditions of the province, as well as by extreme weather conditions.

Status: Closed

Site Profile Summary


Ecosystem Types

Terrestrial and Marine Forest Coastal and Marine Ecosystem

Protection Status

Mineral Reservation (Philippine Government Proclamation No. 391)


756 square kilometers

Biogeographic Features

  • Dinagat Island is one of the major islands in the province of Surigao del Norte.

  • It has a rugged topograohy along the eastern portion and dominated by a number of peaks including Mount Cambinlow (940 meters above sea level), Mount Redondo (1020 masl), Mount Palhi (770 masl) and Mount Tristan (616 masl)


  • The area is famous for its mettalurgical-grid chromites, Philippine ironwood (locally knwon as "magkono" or "mancono")


  • It is known for its rich fishing grounds.

Livelihood Resources

  • Majority of the households depend on farming, fishing and mining.

Other Matters of Significance




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