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Conservation International Philippines work in the Philippines takes it to some of the world's richest environments. With more than 20,000 endemic species of plants and animals, the Philippines is identified as one of the world's 17 "mega-diverse" countries, as has also been cited as the world's "center of the center of marine shorefish biodiversity".

At the apex of the Coral Trian ...

gle, the Philippines' marine resources are among the richest in the world, while its terrestrial environments host five major and at least five minor centers of endemism.

Supported by almost two decades of scientific research and field experiences in the country, CI has focused its efforts in the Sierra Madre, Palawan and Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridors, and the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape.

Conservation International Philippines News

  • Five Provinces And National Agencies Join Forces To Protect And Conserve The Verde Island Passage

    Five provinces along the Verde Island Passage and national agencies today committed to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will strengthen the protection and management of what is considered as the global epicenter of marine shorefish biodiversity.

    The MOA establishes the Verde Island Passage (VIP) Marine Protected Area Network (MPAN) and Law Enforcement Network (LEN) which will ensure the protection and conservation of the VIP. These networks enable the national agencies and local government units to work together to conserve, protect, improve, and manage the coastal and marine environmen ...

  • Conservation Trust Fund For Mount Mantalingahan Launched

    An endowment fund for the conservation of Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) has been launched on Friday, October 7, a first in the country.

    Conservation International Philippines (CI-P) launched the endowment fund with a US$1 million grant from its Global Conservation Fund.

    The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) serves as the endowment manager.

    It now seeks more investors to meet the capitalization target of at least US$2.7 million.

    "This innovative fund will provide sustainable financing for the long-term maintenance, protection and enrichment of ...

  • Trust Fund To Help Protect Some Of Philippines Last Primary Forests Human Nature

    Earlier this year, Human Nature shared the story of Nolsita Siyang, a farmer and mother of 10 who spends two out of every six weeks volunteering as a forest ranger, patrolling the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) and monitoring human activities within the park covering much of her ancestral homeland.

    With the launch of a new trust fund that aims to finance the management of this 120,000 hectare (almost 300,000-acre) park in perpetuity, the future of Siyang's family and neighbors just got a little more secure.

    The MMPL — the largest terrestrial protected area on the Philip ...

  • Conservation Trust Fund For Mt Mantalingahan Launched

    An endowment fund for the conservation of Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) has been launched on Friday, October 7, a first in the country.

    Conservation International Philippines (CI-P) launched the endowment fund with a US$1 million grant from its Global Conservation Fund.

    The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) serves as the endowment manager.

    It now seeks more investors to meet the capitalization target of at least US$2.7 million.

    "This innovative fund will provide sustainable financing for the long-term maintenance, protection and enrichment of ...

  • USD1M Conservation Fund Established For Palawan Area

    A "sustainable conservation trust fund" with initial funding of $1 million was established for the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape in Palawan, the first such fund in the Philippines, environmental group Conservation International (CI) Philippines announced last Friday.

    Established by Conservation International's (CI) Global Conservation Fund (GCF), the fund ensures conservation efforts can continue across the 120,000-hectare landscape, Palawan's largest terrestrial protected area, the group said.

    CI Philippines Executive Director Enrique Nunez said in a statement, "This innovativ ...

  • Protecting The Greenbelt Of Quirino

    On the nation's most populous island of Luzon, inhabited by over 48 million people, spans the largest remaining tract of old-growth tropical rainforest in the entire country – the Quirino Protected Landscape. It is highly valued for its watershed, carbon storage and biodiversity.

    Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range, within an important biodiversity corridor, the Quirino Protected Landscape protects 67% of the Quirino province. This vast forest sustains the local people by supplying drinking water, flood protection and water for major irrigation systems. It also pro ...