Conservation International

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

  • PG-ENRO Spearheads Network To Protect Batangas Marine Resources

    Environment network of Batangas Marine Protected Area (MPA) and "Bantay Dagat" (bay watch or sea guardians) volunteers convened here this week to address environmental issues concerning biodiversity conservation, protection and management of the province's coastal marine resources.

    In a weekend report on Sunday, the Batangas Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PG-ENRO) spearheaded the network's collaborative undertakings to provide updates on the MPA management and activities of the "Bantay Dagat" in the local government units (LGUs).

    The conference tackled c ...

  • CSOs Agree To Establish The Global Environment Facility CSO GEF-CSO-Network In The Philippines

    CSOs Agree To Establish The Global Environment Facility CSO GEF-CSO-Network In The Philippines

    On 23-24 May 2017, about 70 representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSO), including indigenous peoples/people's organizations (IP/POs), academic and research institutions all over the country agreed to establish the GEF-CSO network in order to enhance GEF prioritization, programming and implementation in the Philippines. Under GEF Cycle 6 (2014-2018), the Philippines has been allocated at least US$ 39 million, of which US$ 25 million need to be approved for environmental projects before the end of the year. From GEF cycles 1 to 5, a total of US$ 643 million national and regional proj ...

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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...