Mt. Calavite National Park was created in 1920 to serve as a bird sanctuary and game refuge. The total land area is 17,000 ha. Located on the province of Mindoro Occidental, the area has large tracts of cogonal grassland and low land forest confined by ditches and steep slopes. The Mt. Calavite National Park also serves as home of the endangered endemic tamaraws, Mindoro tarictic, Mindoro bleeding-heart or punalada and spotted imperial-pigeon.