When the thick forests that covered Mount Kanlaon and the other mountains in Negros had almost vanished, its vast wildlife was threatened.
So a group of concerned Negrenses forged an alliance to save the island’s forests. That group eventually became Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation.
Aside from its relentless reforestation advocacy, they established a conservation center for several endemic wildlife species. The center is located near the Capitol building.
Visitors can find critically endanger and vulnerable wildlife species such as Visayan Writhed Hornbill, Visayan Warty Pig, Visayan Spotted Deer, Metallic Wood Pigeon, Negros Bleeding Heart Pigeon, among others.
The Negros’ Biodiversity Conservation Center is conveniently located beside the Negros Occidental Capitol.