Science Diliman, Vol 11, No 1 (1999)

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Wildlife Inventory of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University Campus Diliman, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines

Perry Ong, Marisol Pedragosa, Michael de Guia

Abstract


An inventory of the terrestrial vertebrate species of wildlife on the campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Metro Manila, was conducted between October 1997 through August 1998. The land area of the UP Diliman campus is 493 hectares while that of the Ateneo de Manila University campus is 83 hectares.

A total of 76 vertebrate species was recorded in the campuses of UP Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. This diverse assemblage of wildlife in the study sites consists of 6 species of amphibians (1 endemic), 13 species of reptiles (2 endemic), 47 species of birds (7 endemic) and 10 species of mammals (I endemic).

More than 61 % of wildlife species found in the study areas were birds. Historical records of the assemblage of bird species in the UP Diliman area and its environs indicate that six species of birds used to be found in the study sites, are now no longer present.

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