Projects in Philippines

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Alicia Follosco

Participatory Mapping of the Natural Domain and Ecological and Hydrologic Survey Along with the Local Communities of Chananaw and Tulgao in Tinglayan, Kalinga

This project aims to assist the communities of Chananaw and Tulgao in mapping their domain and in the inventory of resources within their territories.

Angela L. Quiros

Monitoring and Capacity Building for Whale Shark Ecotourism in the Philippines

This project will conserve whale sharks by improving tourism management.

Apolinario B. Cariño

Conservation of the Critically Endangered Negros Bleeding Heart Pigeon Gallicolumba Keayi on the Island of Negros, Philippines

This is a pilot project that will conduct field research to determine the distribution and population of this Critically Endangered (IUCN 2000) species on the remaining lowland forests of Negros.

Arvin C. Diesmos

Conservation of Herpetofaunal Communities in Fragmented Lowland Rainforests in the Philippines

This project investigates the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation of lowland rainforests on the diversity and ecology of amphibians and reptiles in the Sierra Madre Mountains, northeastern Philippines.

Benedict Balderrama

Learning & Networking for Community-Based Mangrove Conservation and Rehabiliation

The aim of this project is to contribute to national efforts for mangrove conservation and rehabilitation by building capacities of local leaders for community management of mangrove resources through cross-visits and learning exchanges, strengthening links and sharing ties among them, and establishing a network of community leaders working for mangrove conservation and rehabilitation.

Chloe Hunt

Capacity Building of the Green Fins Regional Network – The Philippines

Green Fins is a project aiming to conserve the biodiversity of marine ecosystems by raising conservation awareness within the dive and snorkel industry through the implementation of an environmental Code of Conduct.

Chloe Hunt

Protecting Marine Ecosystems in the Philippines Using Green Fins

This project aims to effect change within the diving industry and among local communities through the implementation of the Green Fins approach, a tool for supporting adoption and implementation of best practice.

Chloe Hunt

Capacity Building and Regional Expansion of Green Fins

This project aims to effect change within the diving industry and among local communities through the implementation of the Green Fins approach, a tool for supporting adoption and implementation of best practice for the protection of coral reefs.

Chris Banks

Conservation of the Philippine Crocodile

The primary goal of this project is to support in situ conservation efforts for the Philippine Crocodile in the Northern Sierra Madre area of north-east Luzon, Philippines.

Clare Duncan

Planning for Change: Managing Mangroves in the Face of Climate Change

This project will provide vital information on the ecosystem services provision of restored and natural mangrove forests on Panay Island, Philippines, as well as building local community-based restoration and monitoring capacity. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge on how restoration design influences mangrove ecosystem services provisioning, in order to improve the ability of the mangroves to protect communities from the future impacts of climate change.

Dr Lemnuel V. Aragones

Dugong Conservation in Guimaras, Philippines

This project will collect ecological data critical to understanding the habitat use of the dugong and assist the provincial government of Guimaras in developing a Dugong Conservation Plan including a wide scale community awareness program.

Edna Sabater

Movement, Range, and Population Size Estimate: Aspects in Cetacean Conservation in the North-Western Mindanao Sea, Philippines

This project aims to estimate the population size, address movement patterns and habitat range of the most frequently sighted cetaceans in the NW Mindanao Sea.

Eufracio Jr. Maratas

Sustaining Watershed Rehabilitation and Management through Rainforestation in Pilar, Cebu

The project aims to increase watershed stakeholders' support for Rainforestation – a community-based reforestation approach that promotes planting of native tree species in a closed canopy and high diversity forest farming system and integrates human food production and livelihood efforts.

Fernando Damit-Og Bahatan Jr

Tribe-Based Watershed Enhancement and Protection in the Philippines

Tribes in Banaue, Ifugao region in the Philippines have a traditional culture of protecting their watersheds. This project seeks to revive traditional practices - both because they work, and because using such methods is more likely to interest and involve the local people, and thus be sustainable.

Gail Laule

WIN/Aytas Wildlife Conservation Initiative

This project focuses on the terrible toll the wildlife pet trade takes on species, individual animals, and their habitat. We are providing community education, and alternative livelihood opportunities for the local indigenous people, who are a major source for these animals.

Genevieve Broad

Birds in the Northern Phillipines

An assessment of the avian diversity of the Babuyan Islands, Northern Philippines

Hendrik Freitag

Lake Manguao Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Project

The Lake Manguao aquatic biodiversity conservation project of the AQUA Palawana Programme – a joint initiative of the Western Philippines University and the International Research Institute of Entomology at the Museum of Natural History Vienna - aims therefore to contribute in distinguishing biodiversity components of the freshwater ecosystems of Palawan.

Hendrik Freitag

Indigenous Forest Rehabilitation for Biodiversity Conservation and Promotion of Sustainable Income for the Rural Communities in Roxas, Mindoro

This RSG project aims to educate and to sensitize local communities, policy-makers, and students in regard to forest conservation and sustainable management. An important step will be training in “Rainforestation Farming”, the establishment of a nursery and reforestation with native tree species.

James Hehre

Do Seaweed Farms Subsidize Fish in Shallow Coral Ecosystems?

The aim of this project is to investigate the role of seaweed farms on degraded shallow coral habitat. By using stable isotope analysis (SIA) to examine the feeding habits of a valuable herbivorous food fish, I will be able to test whether the introduction of seaweed farming subsidizes fish productivity.

Jo Marie Acebes

Humpback Whales in the Babuyan Islands: Research, Education and Conservation

The Project aims to understand and monitor the humpback population in the region and increase peoples’ awareness of the species’ and its habitat. The Project also aims to help establish proper guidelines on whale watching and develop a sustainable marine ecotourism plan for the Islands.

Jo Marie Acebes

Research and Conservation of a Humpback Whale Winter Breeding Ground in Northern Luzon, Philippines

The project aims to monitor the humpback whale population in the area, enhance the environmental education outreach campaign and provide technical support to local stakeholders for the conservation of whales in the Babuyan Islands.

Jo Marie Acebes

Conservation of a Humpback Whale Winter Breeding Ground in Northern Luzon, Philippines

This project will continue monitoring of the humpback whale population in the region and enhance the marine conservation educational outreach campaign. It also aims to increase the capacity of local stakeholders to manage their proposed Marine Protected and Humpback Whale Conservation Area.

Joie Matillano

Biodiversity of Cyprinid Fishes of Northern Palawan, Philippines

This project aims to address knowledge gaps and educate local people about cyprinid biodiversity in Northern Palawan. It also intends to train junior scientists/ichthyologists towards advancement of research and conservation initiatives for Palawan cyprinids and wetland fauna in general.

Krizler Tanalgo

Assessment of Wildlife Hunting and Trade along Local Communities in Two Conservation Sites on Mindanao Island, Philippines

This project aims to yield information on the extent of wildlife hunting and trade in two conservation areas in Mindanao, specifically in Mt. Apo National Park and Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape. It also aims to escalate wildlife conservation awareness of locals and indigenous people in the study sites leading to conservation.

Margarita N. Lavides

How Threatened are Philippine Marine Fishes: Setting Conservation Baselines for Exploited Species

My main goal is to answer the question: how threatened are Philippine marine reef fish species due to fishing?