HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 36 no. 1 (2021)

Cassamata Hill National Park: Its Crucial Role as an Environmental Protected Area




This study aimed to determine if there is a concerted positive effort among all stakeholders to veto its transformation into a commercial area and secondarily address Cassamata Hill National Park’s threats. The research study employed the qualitative approach by considering the different qualitative descriptions and responses gathered from interviews, focus group discussion, field diary, photo documentation, and transect walk. This study found that Cassamata Hill National Park (CHNP) has a strategic and crucial role in climate change intervention as the only forested area near Bangued, primarily because of the rising levels of pollutants and atmospheric temperature. The study also found that addressing all threats to sustainable development within CHNP is impossible without proper motivation, proper education, and consultation. Stakeholders will never sincerely, actively, and voluntarily engage. Further, political neutrality is necessary to work and reach the dream for CHNP to become a protected area.