Meeting IP elders Jan 29
DAF and our partner MBCFi co-organized a large meeting with Mangyan elders and tribal leaders of the residing communities in order to explain our common goals, vision for this region and desire to work closely with communities. Past results and proposed activities were presented and discussed during an open forum. Collaboration and involvement of residing communities is crucial to ensure successful changes and sustainable effects.
Meeting Punong Tribo – Tamisan Community – Dec 29
Dr. Christian Rosales, program assistant and social science expert has initiated the sensitive cultural approach of our “Mangyan – Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program” among the concerned communities. The aim is to better understand the perception and organization of the community within their natural environment in order to best adapt our proposed strategy of action.
Meeting IP representatives – hunting system Dec 28
Second round of consultation with local Mangyan leaders was conducted on site in order to discuss and define a traditional hunting management system that would enable Tamaraw and other wildlife to expand beyond their current range. The culturally sensitive approach is of crucial importance to adapt and adopt a successful hunting agreement with the different communities.
The first module of the Law Enforcement Forum, was conducted in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro in the frame of the first objective of the “Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program”. This activity brought together all the main local stakeholders concerned by illegal activities and unsustainable practices within the program area. The aim of this first module was to state the current situation and work altogether on the effects, reasons and root causes. Second module will focus on discussing gaps in law enforcement and defining a proper strategy of action
Project coordinator attended the ‘Agroforestry Production and Post Production “workshop organized by MBCFi among the Mangyan community of sitio Tamisan inside Mts Iglit-Baco National Park. The D’ABOVILLE Foundation and MBCFi are working together toward a closer cooperation to coordinate and strengthen their community-based approach and project activities in the Park.
Presentation of objectives and coming activities to member of the PamB, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Project coordinator Emmanuel Schütz presented the planned objectives and activities of the “Mangyan – Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program” for 2016-2018 period to the members of the Protected Area Management Board of Occidental Mindoro during their regular meeting in San Jose. The PamB endorsed the program and look to follow implementation.