Tamaraw

The tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo, Bubalus mindorensis, is a small, hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine. The tamaraw was originally found all over Mindoro, from sea level up to the mountains, but because of human habitation, hunting, and logging, it is now restricted to only a few rem ...

ote grassy plains and is now an endangered species.  Wiki

Tamaraw Bubalus mindorensis News

  • Working For Mindoro's Biodiversity (Last Of Two Parts)

    Mindoro is not only biologically important, it is also an island where numerous tribes of indigenous people, collectively known as Mangyan, are living, making it a cultural site, too. Most of the sites considered as Key Biodiversity Areas in the island are known as well as ancestral domains of the IPs.

    The Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park in Oriental Mindoro province is the remaining stronghold of the Tamaraw, and yet there are also Mangyan groups that are claiming ancestral rights over it. Within this site, there is still a tribe of Mangyan that remains isolated and continues to live and pra ...

  • The tamaraw Of Mindoro

    Last week, I was in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro for the planning workshop of the Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park, which is the remaining stronghold of the tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis).

    The tamaraw, also known as Mindoro dwarf buffalo, was the focus of discussion during the workshop, since it is the most iconic species found in the national park. It is endemic only to Mindoro, and could not be found elsewhere in the country, or the entire world. If one is not so familiar with the tamaraw, it can be mistaken as water buffalo or popularly known as carabao. It is relatively smaller and slight ...

  • Tamaraw Population Up In Mindoro National Park

    Tamaraw Population Up In Mindoro National Park

    The population of tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) at Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park on Mindoro Island has increased to 523, according to the latest count done by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and conservation groups from April 17 to 21.

    The tamaraw is one of the Philippines most endangered species and is endemic to Mindoro.

    Don Geoff Tabaranza, wildlife biologist and project development and resource manager of Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, said the figure meant an increase of 122 tamaraw to last years count of 401. In 2016, the tamaraw population ...

  • Traditions Tamaraw The Challenges Rangers Face Protecting an Endemic Species In The Philippines

    Traditions Tamaraw The Challenges Rangers Face Protecting an Endemic Species In The Philippines

    The heat and humidity were stifling as the Tamaraw Conservation Program (TCP) rangers and I mustered our kit for the trek to Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park on the Philippine island of Mindoro. The TCP rangers (a special unit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources) formed in 1979 as a direct response to the multitude of threats faced by the Critically Endangered and endemic Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis). A species of dwarf buffalo, these animals exist in a few isolated populations on the island, and the national park is home to the majority, an estimated 400 individuals.

    I tra ...

  • Nature Advocates To Hold Run To Conserve Tamaraws

    Nature Advocates To Hold Run To Conserve Tamaraws

    The Lagalag Sundown Eco-Trail Run has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines to help raise awareness and funds for the iconic Philippine Tamaraw.

    An eco-trail run featuring the breathtaking sunset view of San Mateo, Rizal for the conservation of the worlds rarest buffalo will be held on March 17 at the Glades of Timberland Heights.

    Now on its 3rd year, the Lagalag Sundown Eco-Trail Run has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines to help raise awareness and funds for the iconic Philippine Tamaraw, the countrys largest and rarest endemic lan ...

  • House Panel Declares Tamaraw As The National Land Animal

    House Panel Declares Tamaraw As The National Land Animal

    The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture has approved a bill declaring the "tamaraw" or the Mindoro dwarf buffalo as the national land animal of the Philippines.

    The panel, chaired by Cebu Rep. Ramon (Red) Durano VI approved House Bill 4606, filed by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Paulino Salvador (Doy) Leachon.

    Leachon stated that the House panels passage of the bill and its corresponding committee report would help promote awareness and support of one of the countrys endangered species.

    In the 1990s , the Maya, then the national bird was replaced by the Philippine eagle or the ...