Mts Palay-Palay-Mataas Na Gulod National Park was declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1594 on 26 October 1976. It is proposed as a Protected Landscape under the NIPAS. These are part of the so-called “ Hikers paradise “ being visited by countless mountain climbers, students and nature lovers.
This IBA is in a range of low hills on the border between the densely populated provinces of Cavite and Batangas. The proposed National Park has three peaks, Palay-palay, Rico de Loro and Mataas na Gulod. The last remaining lowland evergreen rainforest in the Province of Cavite is on Mt Palay-palay in the northern portion of the park, and this habitat is reported to cover c.60% of the park. It is mainly forest on limestone. There are also areas of arable land, small settlements and rural gardens, and some kaingin.