About MCME

MCME is an academic institution committed to generating and strengthening the scientific knowledge for the conservation and sustainable development of tropical mountain ecosystems in partnership with mountain communities. MCME’s mission is to advance knowledge and promote sustainable development of Mt. Makiling and other tropical mountain ecosystems through integrated and participatory research demonstration programs.

The Mount Makiling Forest Reserve (MMFR) is located 14o 08’ north and 121o 11’ east and lies within the 65 km of Metro Manila. MMFR spans a total of 4,244 hectares, straddling parts of the Los Baños, Bay and Calamba City in the province of Laguna and Sto. Tomas in the province of Batangas.