Mangyan Tamaraw Driven Ladscape Program

Conservation and Enhancement of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Mts Iglit-Baco National Park

The Mangyan – Tamaraw 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 Approach of the Program

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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

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