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Isabela Oriole © Merlijn van Weerd

Sanctuary declared for elusive oriole once...

Thu, 29/09/2016
As the Conservation Leadership Programme calls for new proposals for 2017, a previous CLP target species, the vanishingly rare Isabela Oriole, is set to benefit from the declaration of a new protected area

Gaining recognition for community-based...

Sun, 16/09/2012
Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipality of Mangatarem, in the east of the island of Luzon, The Philippines, have provided enough income to meet daily needs, while helping with the reforestation of the Zambales Mountains Important Bird Area.

Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012
The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

Haribon embraces the iphone

Wed, 01/12/2010
Haribon (BirdLife in the Philippines) has launched a Birds of the Philippines iphone app.

EU’s Raw Materials Policy

Mon, 11/10/2010
My Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) colleagues were in Brussels for the 8th Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) this week. The AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organizations across Asia and Europe. It emerged in the 1996 from a common desire and need among organizations across the two continents to open up new venues for dialogue, cooperation and solidarity.

Green State of Nature Address

Mon, 20/09/2010
Last Thursday, the Green Con-vergence for Safe Food and Healthy Environment, a loose coalition of networks and NGOs, held its third Green State of Nature Address (SONA). We were very appreciative that DENR Secretary Ramon Paje stayed the entire day to hear out our long complaints, urgent pleas and sturdy arguments particularly on forestry issues and mining.

IPs and logging

Tue, 31/08/2010
Haribon is in the process of completing a project called Golden Forests, Landscapes and Seascapes supported by the European Union and the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Inter-nacional that aims to reduce deforestation.

Birds of Agape

Thu, 05/08/2010
Was it a workshop cum birdwatching or birdwatching cum workshop? It happened last week at Agape Springs in Silang Cavite, a 10-hectare property crisscrossed by streams, owned by Dr. Gloria Caccam, a Haribon member.

Illegal pets in the Philippines

Mon, 12/07/2010
A few days ago, I watched Richard Gutierrez tell his TV audience the perils of buying exotic and endangered animals as pets. He elaborated that these animals especially those that are forest-dependent cannot survive in an urban setting. Some may do but will exhibit stress-induced movements or behavior.

Presidential inauguration

Mon, 05/07/2010
I had a ticket for a seat across the grandstand. It was either going to be very hot or very wet. I thought hard whether to go or not. The temptation to watch the inaugural comfortably at home on the television was so inviting.

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010
It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.

Strengthening conservation of Mount Siburan IBA...

Fri, 21/05/2010
Haribon’s work in the forests of Mindoro is conserving Critically Endangered biodiversity and giving a sustainable future for nearby communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity