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DAF and TCP kick off a capacitation program for front-line tamaraw protection

20 rangers (tagalog and IPs) and technical staff of the DENR Tamaraw Conservation Program (TCP) participated in the 2-day workshop facilitated by DAF, focusing on Wildlife Crime Prevention with a refresher training on ranger-based field data collection using the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART). This workshop is part of DAF's proposed program of customized capacitation of DENR  TCP. The main strategy includes the creation of a "TCP Protection Operation Manager" who will supervise and centralize the work of different units (field rangers, team leaders, and office technical support staff) and aims at improving tamaraw site protection across Mindoro.

SMART was first introduced by DAF and Re:wild to the TCP in 2019, where a data model was built, but the system needed a new kick-off after the COVID period to express its full potential.

This activity is supported by the Segré Foundation through collaboration with ZSL and Re:wild.


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