The MangyanTamaraw Driven Landscape Program was initiated in 2012 on the behalf of the IUCN-SSC (International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Species Survival Commission). This socio-environmental program is developed by the D’ABOVILLE Foundation in partnership with international and national organizations, Philippines authorities and local stakeholders. It focuses its attention on the Critically Endangered Tamaraw, Mindoro’s biodiversity and the residing communities living in the mountainous interior of the Island.

 

OUR VISION AND STRATEGY OF INTERVENTION

Goal and vision of the Mangyan – Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program

Strategic Structure of the Program

Strategic Approach of the Program

OBJECTIVES

Objective 1: Improve the governance and protection measures in Mts Iglit-Baco National Park

  • Fight illegal activities and reduce poaching
  • Support the development of a proper Protected Area General Management Plan
  • Support the proclamation of MIBNP under NIPAS (Natural and Biotic Area, ICCA)

Objective 2: Establish a proper zoning system along with an integrative traditional hunting management planning within the CZM

  • Establish a “Strict Protection Zone” to secure a minimum security area for wildlife
  • Increase potential areas of dispersion and survival on most recent range of Tamaraw
  • Encourage traditional lifestyle  of IP communities

Objective 3: Introduce and develop an innovative land-use management approach and alternative subsistence capacities to residing Mangyan Communities

  • Ensure subsistence means and increase productivity of land
  • Decrease need for more land for kaingin and preserve mature and aging forest
  • Enhance production for inside and outside market opportunities

Objective 4: Support the development of an Island Wide Strategy of Conservation for the Tamaraw

  • Conduct island wide ecological assessments and surveys to locate remaining Tamaraw groups and identify suitable areas for subpopulations survival.
  • Design meta-population structures and models to ensure efficiency of conservation efforts and long term viability of the different sub-populations
  • Define long term vision for Mindoro biodiversity and land-use management

Objective 5: Promote the development of ecotourism in Mindoro

  • Highlight the Park as an outstanding outdoor destination within the Philippines.
  • Help improve infrastructures and communication inside the Park
  • Connect with National and International Tour Operators working in the field of ecotourism

VIDEOS

DOCUMENTS & FINDINGS

LOGICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE PROGRAM

General approach and strategy of action of the Program to address the different issues and bring consistent responses in Mts Iglit-Baco National Park.

NEWS

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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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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…

CONTACTS

Emmanuel Schütz

Program coordinator, Philippines

Tél : +63 (0) 916 6725 834

Email:
manuschutz.ph@gmail.com

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