Haribon

Haribon is the Philippines pioneer environmental organization. Haribon practically gave birth to the Philippine environmental movement. Hatched in 1972, the organization, and the individuals it trained and nurtured were instrumental in the formation of other environmental organizations in the country.

Haribon Foundation News

  • Law To Protect The Philippine Eagle Awaits Final Signature

    After nearly three years in the Third Reading, the ordinance that establishes the 8,227 hectares of forest land in Gabaldon as an area for conservation and wildlife protection (a.k.a. Critical Habitats) moves closer to its passage as law as a result of community negotiations.

    In 2014, environmental group Haribon Foundation confirmed in an expedition the sightings of an adult pair and a juvenile Philippine Eagle in the Mingan mountains. Since then, consultations with stakeholders have been done to develop sustainable solutions that will protect the home of Philippine Eagles in Luzon.

    Work ...

  • Haribon Trains Conservation Leaders To Protect Naujan Lake Watersheds

    Haribon Foundation kicks off the Biodiversity Fellows Program (BFP), a training course for local leaders and environmental officers in the municipalities surrounding the biodiversity-rich Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro.

    BFP is a coaching and mentoring program that aims to train conservation leaders in effective management and protection of the NLNP sub-watersheds in the four neighboring municipalities of Naujan, Victoria, Socorro and Pola.

    In his message, Eugene Gonzales of the Philippine-American Fund addressed the participants whom he said were once like him in th ...

  • Mindoro Students And Teachers Unite To Protect Naujan Watersheds

    Student leaders and high school teachers jointly carried out conservation projects in their schools and communities to help protect the threatened sub-watersheds of Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental, Mindoro.

    Seventeen participating schools in the Eco Guardians and Eco Rangers training program by environmental group Haribon Foundation implemented conservation programs geared towards the reduction of threats to the environment, restoration of forests and the sustainable use of resources.

    Apitong National High School enforces proper waste segregation through trash bins made of recycled ...

  • Healthy Bay Count The Turtles

    Every January, just before sunrise, hundreds of pawikan (sea turtle) hatchlings race on the shores of Sariaya town in Quezon province toward the Tayabas Bay.

    The annual spectacle "is a manifestation of our commitment to the protection and rehabilitation of the bay," said Edwin Frias, 46, a fisherman and Bantay Dagat (fish warden) from the village of Bignay II.

    Frias and other villagers, local officials and environmentalists released 104 green sea turtles last month. Another batch of 115 were also released in the villages of San Roque and Guisguis.

    Sariaya, which hosts beach resorts al ...

  • Ecija Mayors Sign Pact To Protect PH Eagle

    The mayors of three municipalities surrounding Mount Mingan in Nueva Ecija recently signed a covenant to increase protections for the Philippine Eagle habitat, the Haribon Foundation announced.

    Mayors Rolando S. Bue of Gabaldon Nueva Ecija, Sherwin H. Taay of Dingalan, Aurora, and Mariano S. Tangcon of San Luis, Aurora signed an agreement to restrict certain activities and promote proper management of production zones to protect the biodiversity found in this central part of Sierra Madre in response to illegal forest activities around Mt. Mingan, a protected area that is a habitat for the e ...

  • Haribon trains conservation leaders to protect Naujan watersheds

    Haribon Foundation kicks off the Biodiversity Fellows Program (BFP), a training course for local leaders and environmental officers in the municipalities surrounding the biodiversity-rich Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental, Mindoro.

    The Biodiversity Fellows Program or BFP is a coaching and mentoring program that aims to train conservation leaders in the effective management and protection of the NLNP sub-watersheds in the four neighboring municipalities of Naujan, Victoria, Socorro and Pola.

    In his message, Eugene Gonzales of the Philippine-American Fund addressed the participa ...