Jaime Monge, Jr., Noel Resurreccion, Nove Jun Calawigan, Maria Belinda E. de la Paz. 2014
Zambales Mountains is an Important Biodiversity Area (IBA) designed as PH 005. It is among the few remaining tropical rainforests in the country and a habitat of numerous endemic, unique, and threatened species of plants and animals. This IBA also harbors critical watersheds for neighboring Zambales and Tarlac provinces.
In this poster the difference between a Protected Area under the Philippine NIPAS Act and a Critical Habitat is distinquished. Both are approaches to management of a certain area of biodiversity.