Conservation Actions

There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. There is a need to conserve suitable areas of forest on Dalupiri Island, and to undertake additional research into the distribution (especially for the islands of Calayan and Camiguin Norte), ecological requirements, and threats to this little-known species.

Location Information

This Philippines endemic species is known from a 1990 survey on Dalupiri Island, in the Babuyan Island Group, Cagayan Province (Ota and Ross 1994). Recent specimens may have been collected from Calayan and Camiguin Norte Islands, although this needs confirmation (R. Brown pers. comm. 2007). The known range is 52km2, though if confirmed, the additional records would expand the range to perhaps 300 km².

Population Information

The species is currently known only from three specimens.

Threats

The forest on Dalupiri Island is highly fragmented and the remaining habitat is continuing to degrade because of ranching activities in the area. There are forest remnants that may support the species on cliffs. Although the three confirmed specimens were collected in forest, further studies into the threats to the species are needed as closely related species are often not restricted to forest.

IUCN Red List Account Link

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