What are the types of ecosystem found in the Philippines?
The different types of ecosystems found in the Philippines are the Terrestrial ecosystem, Freshwater ecosystem, Brakish/Esuarine ecosystem, Saltwater/Marine ecosystem.
What are the major ecosystem in the Philippines?
Its R & D and extension activities are focused on the five major ecosystems of the Philippines which include forests, upland farms, grassland and degraded areas, coastal zone and freshwater, and urban areas.
Which terrestrial ecosystem is typical in the Philippines and most countries in Southeast Asia?
The Luzon Rain Forests [IM0123] ecoregion is rich in endemic species and also contains one of the largest populations of the Philippine eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi. A high proportion of the ecoregion was originally forested, but now very little of this forest remains.
Is there taiga in the Philippines?
The Luzon tropical pine forests are a tropical coniferous forest ecoregion of the Philippines in the western Pacific Ocean. These pine forests are home to a large number of the island’s endemic plants and animals.
|Luzon tropical pine forests|
|Protected||1,373 km² (19%)|
What are the characteristics of a terrestrial ecosystem?
Characteristics include : 1) Lower availability of water ( as compared to aquatic ecosystems) and the consequent importance of water as a limiting factor. 2) Greater temperature fluctuations on both a diurnal and seasonal basis. 3) There is greater availability of light favoured by a transparent atmosphere.
What freshwater ecosystems can be found in the Philippines?
The Philippines has various freshwater ecosystems consisting of lakes, swamps, rivers, reservoirs and ponds with an aggregate area of more than 370,000 hectares. These resources are valuable to the economy and to biodiversity.
What are ecosystem services in the Philippines?
The Philippines’ biodiversity provides several ecosystem services. It provides food, water, energy sources, pharmaceuticals, biomass fuels, carbon sequestration and climate regulation, crop pollination, cultural and spiritual inspiration and ecotourism value.
What part of the Philippines is rich in flora and fauna?
As a result, Palawan not only showcases many of the flora and fauna associated with the rest of the Philippines, but also has many birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, trees and plants found on the island of Borneo.
Do we have grassland in the Philippines?
Of the forage resources, it is estimated that the Philippines has 3.5 million hectares of open grasslands and about 400,000 hectares out of the 2.5 million hectares of land under coconuts which are currently utilized for grazing.