Rappler on the Tamaraw Conservation Project

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Rappler recently visited Mindoro and Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park. In their article below they highlight about budget cuts for the Tamaraw Conservation Program by the DENR this 2019, thus seriously…

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Annual Tamaraw Population Count 2019 – Testing a new method (April 1 to 8)

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The last tamaraw count done this April which is an operation conducted every year in Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park since the year 2000, was the opportunity to introduce and test…

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Solar electrification in Puerto Galera – barangay Baclayan

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  This January 2019, DAF and Together-Ensemble have sponsored and installed (through PAMATEC sister company) a solar system in Barangay Baclayan (Puerto Galera). The barangay did not have electricity in…

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Preparing the future of Tamaraw conservation with DENR authorities (March 18 – 21)

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James Burton, chair of the IUCN-SSC / Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group, made a quick visit to the Philippines to follow up the development of the Tamaraw Conservation and Management…

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Visit of the Philippines German Ambassador to MtsIglit-Baco Natural Park – March 9-12

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  In March 2019, DAF President, Mr. Hubert d’Aboville and German Ambassador, Dr. Gordon Kricke, visited MIBNP for a 3 days hike, in order to inaugurate the Tamaraw Multipurpose Field…

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Searching for the Last Tamaraw – Movie documentary

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Our partner and friend Philippe Alleaume discovered the Tamaraw in 2012 through E. Schutz of DAF. He is a french journalist specializing in science and environment. This year, he will…

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Article about International Tamaraw Conservation Collaboration, December 2020

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DAF’s partner Global Wildlife Conservation just released a press article emphasizing the recent Tamaraw Action Planning Workshop that gathered more than 70 Filippino and International participants in Mindoro last December….

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Review of Tamaraw Status and Conservation Actions paper – January 2019

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An important article about the Tamaraw has just been edited in the last bulletin of the Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group (IUCN SSC). The paper summarizes the status of knowledge…

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New “Kubo” in MIBNP to conduct community conservation actions

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Thanks to the support of the German Embassy in the Philippines, DAF eventually achieve the construction of a Multipurpose Field Station that will serve as a platform to work with…

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Mindoro Tamaraw Conservation Action Planning Workshop (December 4 -7)

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An up most important event was held in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro this December, aiming at discussing and defining the future conservation strategy and efforts to be done to ensure…

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Bamboo Plantation Seminar for Mangyan

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-Education is our greatest tool in fighting poverty- Earlier this June 2018 a free Bamboo Plantation seminar was held at Villa Malasimbo, and organized by the Philippine Military. Its goal…

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Inauguration of the new Tamaraw Rangers Station in Aruyan-Malati area (Oct 30)

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After 6 weeks of intense carpentry work, and without fail at their field patrols duty, the Tamaraw rangers completed the construction of the new Rangers station in Sitio Palbong, Municipality…

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Participation to the Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium (Oct 16-20)

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DAF participated to the 27th annual Biodiversity Symposium which happened in Pampanga State Agricultural University. This year, DAF gave the chance to two of our young Mangyan Field Technical Assistant…

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Management Planning Workshop for Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park (Sept 24-28)

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A major step towards the finalization of the Protected Area General Management Plan was reached thanks to a wide working meeting that gathered nearly 25 local stakeholders, IP representatives and…

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Turn over ceremony with local communities and Mindoro stakeholders following the new identified Tamaraw population (Sept 18)

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Following the last verification survey, the Governor of Oriental Mindoro invited the DENR and its partners to celebrate the “re-discovery” of the species in the Province; the skull that was…

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Third verification survey of the Upper Amnay Watershed Region (Aug 30 – Sept 12)

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Together with the DENR-TCP and support from MBCFi partner, a third journey to the heart of Mindoro was conducted to complete the assessment of the newly confirmed population of Tamaraw….

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August ’18 activity update (and working with the Fufuamas)

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Since the beginning of the rainy season, the field research team – in a multi-collaborative effort involving DAF, TCP and the local community – has been working to gather information…

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Computer Literacy Program

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Last June, DAF provided computer literacy training with the Mindoro Technical and Vocational Skills Training Center, inc. Field Technical Assistants and several Tamaraw rangers, most of which are Tao-Buid Mangyans,…

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New DAF member : Alvaro Gonzalez Monge

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Last March, the new Tamaraw Research Officer, Alvaro Gonzalez Monge, began work by visiting Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park in preparation for his upcoming work on tamaraw ecology and habitat assessment….

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Tamarraw Annual Count 2018

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The tamaraw annual count was carried out 16-21 of last April in Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park, Occidental Mindoro. DAF took part in it by providing field and technical personnel to…

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Protected Area Zoning System Workshop (May 2018)

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A two days workshop was conducted in San Jose by the Protected Area Office of Mts Iglit-Baco National Park to discuss a possible zoning system which will be established within…

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New official tamaraw population, in the heart of Mindoro (February 2018)

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In collaboration with our DENR TCP partner and the local Alangan Mangyan communities, DAF conducted a 14 days exploration mission on the Upper Amnay Watershed Region, at the border of…

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GWC article by James Slade

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Our GWC partner, and "Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer", James Slade, relates his field visit in Tamaraw areas in Mindoro and his experience with the rangers. Click image below to read...
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Joining field patrols to assess capacities and needs of Tamaraw rangers (February 24 – March 6)

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  DAF Program Manager assisted GWC expert in Wildlife Crime Prevention, Mr. James Slade, to survey Tamaraw landscape within MIBNP and Aruyan-Malati area, together with the 4 TCP rangers’ teams….

Strengthening the agenda of local stakeholders through partnership with international scientific community (February 18 – 24)

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Together with its international partners, DAF is supporting the organization of a new Tamaraw Population Habitat Viability Assessment workshop (PHVA) to be conducted in last quarter 2018 in Mindoro. On…

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Journey in the heart of Mindoro to assess a remote Tamaraw population (February 1 – 13)

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In collaboration with our DENR TCP partner and the local Alangan Mangyan communities, DAF conducted a 14 days exploration mission in the heart of Mindoro, at the border of the…

Check out DAF’s 2017 newsletter !

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Reporting 2017 activity summery We promise to continue strong in 2018! Thank you for continuing your support with us this year. We wish you a great year of the Dog!…

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Consultation with residing Mangyan communities and local stakeholders regarding programs and development within Mts Iglit-Baco Protected Area (December 8)

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DAF with the presence of E. Schütz participated to the large consultation meeting held at station 1 in Mts Iglit-Baco National Park last December 8. The meeting was at the…

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First tamaraw pictures caught by the camera traps in Aruyan-Malati (December 2017)

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A group of three tamaraws was captured using camera trapping method in the Aruyan-Malati area. The method was recently initiated and deployed in this critical location in order to gather…

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Workshop on Tamaraw monitoring techniques with TCP rangers (November 10)

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Program Manager Emmanuel Schütz and his field technical assistant J. Belmonte, in collaboration with TCP coordinator Ms. P. David jr, conducted a workshop with the rangers’ team leaders assigned on…

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Workshop and training with local DENR staff on the use of camera traps (November 9)

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Program Manager Emmanuel Schütz and Johanna Rode-Margono of Chester Zoo conducted a workshop at the Gene Pool Farm, to train DENR MENRO staff and TCP/PAO rangers on the use of…

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Visit of International Partners from Berlin Tierpark (Germany) and Chester Zoo (UK) – November 7 to 13, 2017

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In November 2017, Christian Kern and Nadja Niemann of Berlin Tierpark and Johanna Rode-Margono and Scott Wilson of Chester Zoo, traveled to the Philippines to visit our program’s site in…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Malasimbo Festival 2017 Line Up and Schedule of Activities

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Excited for Malasimbo? Let us guide you so you can make the most of the festival! Here are the things that should be on your Malasimbo Bucket List: LIVE PERFORMANCES…

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Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017 Press-book

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MYX: https://www.facebook.com/MYX.Philippines/videos/10154396575972113/ http://myxph.com/photos/11275/photos-malasimbo-music-and-arts-festival-2017/   HUFFINGTON POST: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/danielle-cuaycong-/the-importance-of-festiva_b_15206468.html   BANDWAGON ASIA https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/malasimbo-music-arts-festival-2017-june-marieezy-tennyson   CNN PHILIPPINES: http://cnnphilippines.com/life/entertainment/music/2017/03/09/malasimbo-lineup-announcement.html   RAPPLER.PH http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/music/concerts/160752-malasimbo-music-and-arts-festival-2017-full-lineup   INQUIRER.NET http://business.inquirer.net/225870/malasimbo-grows-brand http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153655/malasimbo-magic-lifts-puerto-galera http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/256136/super-guide-malamsibo-2017-lineup/   ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE http://lifestyle.abs-cbn.com/articles/4449/chalk/hot-stuff-this-chill-playlist-will-cure-your-malasimbo-music-arts-festival-2017-hangover/   GMA NEWS…

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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…

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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…

Planning Workshop on Convergence Integrated Area Development for Mindoro Island (November 16 – 18)

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  Project Coordinator Emmanuel Schütz was invited by Regional Director DENR MIMAROPA to take part to the 2nd round of workshops regarding the DENR new legislation initiative on watershed approach….

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Stakeholders Consultative Workshop (September 23)

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First SIADM workshop in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro   Project Coordinator Emmanuel Schütz was invited by Regional Director DENR MIMAROPA to take part to the 1st Mindoro workshops, regarding the…

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…

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…

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Malasimbo Festival 2017 – First Announcement

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Get your festival vibes ready as Malasimbo 2017 warms up by releasing the first batch of artists! It will definitely be another crazy weekend as Jordan Rakei, Tennyson, Similar Objects,…

Presenting the Foundation and our program to the Central DENR office (December 9)

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Project coordinator met with DENR Assistant Secretary Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna at his office together with newly appointed DENR MIMAROPA Regional Director C. Tuballa, as well as main representatives…

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Visit of our scientific and project partners in the Philippines (October 25 – November 2)

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Meeting at the Foundation’s office (from left to right: Grace Diamante (MBCFi), Project coordinator Emmanuel Schütz, James Burton, Barney Long, President Hubert d’Aboville and D.  Geoff Tabaranza (MBCFi) (photo: E…

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Lecture/Discussion on Gross National Happiness (GNH) (October 24)

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GNH Chart The team of the D’ABOVILLE Foundation was invited to attend the workshop organized by the Central DENR office on the initiative of Secretary Gena Lopez, in UP Diliman….

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Participation to the third Regular PamB Meeting (September 7)

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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…

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D’Aboville Foundation Now Open for Sponsorships through Malasimbo Festival

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Yearly, the D’Aboville Foundation joins VUE in organizing the Malasimbo Festival and operates its Corporate Social Responsibility aspect,  namely the Indigenous People (IP) and Environment pillars of the festival. Its…