Tamaraw Conservation

BMB meeting May 15 (1)

Discussing about a new Tamaraw PHVA workshop

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Our international parners, Dr. James Burton of Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group), Mike Appleton of Global Wildlife Conservation and Ms. Caroline Lees of Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, visited the Philippines in May 15, 2017 in order to attend a meeting with the Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR BMB). The purpose was to meet with newly appointed TCP coordinator and Pasu, as well as to to discuss issues that  the tamaraw is facing nowadays and the need for the organization of a new PHVA workshop to addres it.


BMB meeting May 15 (2))

turnover TCP Pasu

DENR turnover

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DAF was invited to attend the official turnover ceremony of our institutional partner in Mindoro on May 09, 2017; Ms Ma. Teresita P. David, Jr. becomes the new TCP coordinator, while Ms Fe M. Raguindin becomes the new Protected Area Superintendant for Mts Iglit-Baco National Park. We look forward to continue and develop our activities with them.


Sponsorship Renewal

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We are proud and thankful that our partners from France, The AFDPZ (Association Française des Parcs et Zoo), and Germany ZGAP and Berlin Tierpark , have renewed their trust and support in our activities! Also welcoming new partner from the USA: CCTU (Center for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates) who will support our activities and provide funds to developpe international collaboration for research about the Tamarraw!






Traditional Hunting Management System (December 27-29)

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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. nike tn pas cher The culturally sensitive approach is of crucial importance to adapt and adopt a successful hunting agreement with the different communities.


Community Elders Consultation with Partner Organization (January 28-29)

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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.


Initiating mission of our social science expert among the Mangyan communities (January 20)

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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.


First Module of the LAW ENFORCEMENT FORUM (October 21)

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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

Joining a partner’s activity in Mangyan community (September 22-24)

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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.


Participation to the third Regular PamB Meeting (September 7)

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  Presentation of objectives and coming activities to member of the PamB, Fjallraven Kanken San Jose, Cheap Nike Air Max Trainers UK 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. Cheap Nike Shoes Sale UK The PamB endorsed the program and look to follow implementation.

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