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.



Goal and vision of the Mangyan – Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program

Strategic Structure of the Program

Strategic Approach of the Program


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




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



Release of the Tamaraw Conservation and Management Action Plan (October 2019)

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Following the PHVA Action Planning Workshop and nearly 8 months of collaborative work, the IUCN-SSC CPSG team is happy to present the Tamaraw Conservation and Management Action Plan (TCMAP) that…

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Camera trap refreshing training session (September 1-3)

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TCRO Fernando conducted a quick training in the use of camera trap devices to the research team. Our partner from Chester Zoo recently provided 19 camera traps to be used…

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Out-fitting Tamaraw rangers to strengthen patrolling in rainy season (August 29)

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Thanks to the support of our partner GWC, DAF was able to purchase equipment to be donated to the TCP rangers. Focus was given to rain gears in order to…

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Visit of International Partners to move forward with the Tamaraw Conservation and Management Action Plan (TCMAP) (August 18 to 27)

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IUCN AWCSG chair, Dr. James Burton and CCTU Director of Conservation scheduled a series of meetings to finalize the validation of the TCMAP with DENR officials and local partners. We…

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Welcoming our new Tamaraw Conservation Research Officer (August 19)

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Freshly arrived from Spain, our new Tamaraw Conservation Research Officer (TCRO), Mr. Fernando Garcia Gil, challenged the mud and the rain of Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park during  this rainy season…


Emmanuel Schütz

Program coordinator, Philippines

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