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Water Filter Workshop with Tau-Buid Communities (October 8, 2017)

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Thanks to our partnership with the Organization “WATER WITH BLESSINGS”, the D’ABOVILLE Foundation was able to deliver 35 water filter systems to the Tao-buid Mangyan tribe living within Mts Iglit-Baco National Park in Occidental Mindoro. The activity was initiated following assessment from our local staff of drinking water problems in the communities during the rainy season. It ended up into an interactive day activity to prepare and set up the systems and make demonstration to the recipients. Activity was supervised by DAF in cooperation with the Tribe Leader. The water filter systems shall benefit to nearly 250 people scattered over four different settlements inside the Protected Area.

 

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Collaboration towards use of camera traps in Aruyan Malati area (Oct 10, 2017)

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DAF Program manager and TCP coordinator, Ms Jun Pineda, met together with WWF Ph, PENRO and MENRO Sablayan to plan a collaborative effort in gathering crucial data about the Tamaraw sub-population of the Aruyan-Malati Area in the Municipality of Sablayan, one of the remaining Tamaraw populations under high concern of DAF and TCP.

DAF agreed to provide the five camera traps loaned by its international partner, to this specific purpose. An MoU shall be signed soon to defined the role and responsibility of each party, prior to install the items on site.

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Contribution to the DENR – Protected Area Office Capacity Building Workshop (September 20-22, 2017)

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Program Manager Emmanuel Schütz and Program Assistant Christian Rosales were invited as resource person to contribute to the three day training workshop on “Capacity Building for Protected Area Staff and PamB Members” on September 20-22, 2017, in Grace Island Resort, Occidental Mindoro.

The workshop was organized by the newly assigned Protected Area Superintendent of Mts Iglit-Baco National Park, Ms Fe Raguindin. DAF presented its program and shared its experience and expertise about this complicated region, while providing inputs to the interactive workshop discussion. DAF is glad to be a crucial DENR collaborator in developing the Protected Area General Management Plan of Mts Iglit-baco National Park.

 

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DAF signs MOA with Hanunuo Mangyan Council

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The Pinagkausahan Hanunuo sa Daga Ginurang (PHADAG)  or the council of elders of the Hanunuo Mangyan indigenous group of Mindoro signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the D’Aboville Foundation and Demo Farm, Inc. allowing the latter to conduct its programs and activities with their community.

After years of engagement with the Hanunuo, it was only this year that the partnership was formalized. Before the finalization of the MOA was a series of meetings and visitations to the community elders.

This MOA signifies the full trust and confidence of the Hanunuo Indigenous People to DAF, knowing that the latter will respect their culture, sacred rules and rituals

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Mansalay Visit: Water Filter Donations and Surat Mangyan Filming

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On November 30 to December 2, 2016, we conducted two important things to cap this year’s activities: (1) water filter donation and (2) filming of the Surat Mangyan Teaching Program.

WATER FILTER DONATION
Water with Blessing is the newest partner of the D’Aboville Foundation in putting into action its aim to provide better life for the Mangyan indigenous peoples. A total of 120 Sawyer PointONE water filters were distributed, covering a total of 500 families and four schools.

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These filters are of premium quality and could bring out drinking water out of non-potable water. Clean drinking water is a major problem amongst the communities in far-flung barangays, causing malnutrition among children and adults. The pails where the filters were attached were donated by the D’Aboville Foundation.

SURAT MANGYAN FILMING
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Aside from the filming we were able to observe and ensure the excellence of the two Hanunuo Mangyan teachers and the effectiveness of their teaching methods.

The four schools we visited gave us all a warm welcome. Both the students and the faculty agreed that the program is effective. Prior to the start of our program, most children did not know how to write the Surat Mangyan.

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

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Demain Movie Screening in the Philippines

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The D’Aboville Foundation and Demo Farm, Inc. conducted a Demain movie premiere at the Alliance Francaise de Manille on May 15, 2017.

Demain, or Tomorrow in English, is a French documentary that features modern and simple solutions to the world’s most common problems – pollution, food production, and more. French filmmakers traveled around the world to interview activists, organisers and everyday citizens who implement simple but revolutionary practices to make the world a greener and sustainable place to live in. This movie shows that every individual is capable of and responsible for combating issues like global warming, food shortage, and recession.

L - R : Mr. Christian Hue (French Consul), Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Ambassador Gordon Kricke (German Ambassador to the Philippines) and Dr. James Burton, PhD (Chairman, International Union for Conservation of Nature

L – R : Mr. Christian Hue (French Consul), Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Ambassador Gordon Kricke (German Ambassador to the Philippines) and Dr. James Burton, PhD (Chairman, International Union for Conservation of Nature)

L - R : Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Ambassador Gordon Kricke (German Ambassador to the Philippines), Dr. James Burton, PhD (Chairman, International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Ms. Grace Diamante (Executive Director, Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.)

L – R : Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Ambassador Gordon Kricke (German Ambassador to the Philippines), Dr. James Burton, PhD (Chairman, International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Ms. Grace Diamante (Executive Director, Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.)

The screening was graced by rescpected personalities in environmental activism and private and public sectors. His Excellency Ambassador Gordon Kricke of the German Embassy to the Philippines as well as French Embassy’s Mr. Yves Zoberman of the Council for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs and French Consul’s Mr. Christian Hue arrived to show full support to the foundation. Environmental leaders were also present such as WWF Philippine Chairman of the Board Mr. Aurelio Montinola III, Convenor of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group Australasia Ms. Caroline Lees, Chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Dr. James Burton, PhD., Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Executive Director Ms. Grace Diamante, and IP Specialist and Environmentalist Mr. Billy Bonnevie. To represent the venue sponsor, Alliance Fracaise de Manille, Deputy Director Ms. Stephanie Davidson also graced the event.

L - R : Dr. James Burton, PhD (Chairman, International Union for Conservation of Nature), Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Mr. Aurelio “Gigi” Montinola III (Chairman, Board of Trustees WWF-Philippines), Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Mdm. Araceli d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Program Manager for Hanunuo Surat Mangyan Program) , Mr. Emmanuel Schutz (DAF Trustee/Program Manager for the Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program), Ms. Caroline Lees (Convenor Conservation Breeding Specialist Group Australasia)

L – R : Dr. James Burton, PhD (Chairman, International Union for Conservation of Nature), Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Mr. Aurelio “Gigi” Montinola III (Chairman, Board of Trustees WWF-Philippines), Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Mdm. Araceli d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Program Manager for Hanunuo Surat Mangyan Program) , Mr. Emmanuel Schutz (DAF Trustee/Program Manager for the Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program), Ms. Caroline Lees (Convenor Conservation Breeding Specialist Group Australasia)

L - R : Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Ms. Stephanie Davidson (Deputy Director, Alliance Française de Manille) Mr. Christian Hue (French Consul), and Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President

L – R : Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Ms.
Stephanie Davidson (Deputy Director, Alliance Française de Manille) Mr. Christian Hue (French Consul),
and Mr. Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President

L - R : Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Mr. Christian Hue (French Consul), Mdm. Araceli d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Program Manager for Hanunuo Surat Mangyan Program) and Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President)

L – R : Mr. Yves Zoberman (Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France), Mr. Christian Hue (French Consul), Mdm. Araceli d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Program Manager for Hanunuo Surat Mangyan Program) and Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President)

 - R : Mr. Billy Bonnevie (IP Specialist and Environmentalist), Olivia d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Artist), Emmanuel Schutz (DAF Trustee/Program Manager for the Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program), Dr. Christian Rosales , PhD (DAF Program Assistant and Expert in Social Sciences), Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Mdm. Araceli d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Program Manager for Hanunuo Surat Mangyan Program) , Emmanuel d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/Singer & Poet) and Efren Velasco (DAF Trustee)

– R : Mr. Billy Bonnevie (IP Specialist and Environmentalist), Olivia d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Artist), Emmanuel Schutz (DAF Trustee/Program Manager for the Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program), Dr. Christian Rosales , PhD (DAF Program Assistant and Expert in Social Sciences), Hubert d’Aboville (DAF Executive Director and President), Mdm. Araceli d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/ Program Manager for Hanunuo Surat Mangyan Program) , Emmanuel d’Aboville (DAF Trustee/Singer & Poet) and Efren Velasco (DAF Trustee)

The foundation would like to thank all the sponsors, partners, guests, and friends from Alliance Francaise de Manille, WWF Philippines, DENR NCR, DENR Region 4B, German Embassy, French Embassy, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group Australasia, Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc., PAMATEC, and Inquirer who supported this movie screening and we hope to partner with you in our future activities!

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

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