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

  • Haribon Announces Bird Watching Tour

    Millions of animals around the world move seasonally from one place to another and then return to their homelands instinctively through a behavior called migration.

    In the Philippines, this fascinating phenomenon happens from September to May. Migratory birds, including 64 globally-threatened species, are now traveling and can be found visiting the Philippine wetlands, mangroves and coastal areas.

    Birds in general provide seed dispersal, pest regulation and other key functions that keep our environment healthy. They travel long distances to escape the cold winters of the north in what ar ...

  • Saving Species Species Of Hope Dulungan

    Saving Species Species Of Hope Dulungan

    The Species of Hope: Dulungan (SOH: Dulungan) Project works to conserve one of the rarest hornbills in the world - the Rufous-Headed Hornbill, locally known as "Dulungan" (Scientific name: Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni).

    To protect species means to protect the world we share with them. A mountainous spine extends through Panay Island for over 100 kilometers: the Central Panay Mountain Range (CPMR) Key Biodiversity Area. This forested backbone of Panay straddles all four provinces of the island, and is better known for its beaches in Boracay or its historical sites in Iloilo. Not many know that th ...

  • Drones Find Use For DRR Forest Management

    Members of the local government of Infanta, Quezon recently gathered in a training that teaches the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in disaster risk reduction and forest management.

    UAVs, or more commonly known as drones, are remotely-controlled and used for recreational and scientific purposes.

    Participants from the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO) of Infanta were taught UAV-based photogrammetry or the use of photography to measure and obtain information about physical objects and the environ ...

  • President Duterte Declares September As Maritime And Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month

    President Duterte Declares September As Maritime And Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month

    To raise awareness on issues related to national maritime and archipelagic concerns, President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring September as the Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA MO).

    The Constitution demands the protection of the nations marine wealth in its archipelagic waters, territorial sea, and exclusive economic zone, and reserve its use and enjoyment exclusively to Filipino citizens, says the Presidential Proclamation.

    As part of the month-long MANA MO celebration, the House of Representatives and Oceana are staging a week ...

  • Haribon Foundation Municipality Of Socorro Citizens Plant Trees To Fight Flash Floods

    Haribon Foundation Municipality Of Socorro Citizens Plant Trees To Fight Flash Floods

    The Municipality of Socorro in Oriental Mindoro conducted a municipal-wide tree planting drive to help prevent flash floods during the rainy season.

    Two people drowned in the area when the Subaan River overflowed during the height of Typhoon Nina (Intl Name: Nock-ten) in 2016. The locals told environmental group Haribon Foundation that the two men who perished from the flash flood were collecting floating logs along the rushing waters when the fatality occurred.

    The trees we planted will act as a barrier against water coming from the river and the mountains, said the locals.

    Over 400 ...

  • Haribon Foundation Cigarette Butts Top List Of Coastal Trash

    Haribon Foundation Cigarette Butts Top List Of Coastal Trash

    The oceans are the Earths largest life givers. They supply half of the air we breathe, most of the animal protein we eat and water we drink. Oceans help regulate climate change impacts and support the greatest abundance of life in the planet.

    Whether or not we live near the coastlines, the health of our oceans affects us. Unfortunately throughout the years, we have risked the largest ecosystem on which our survival depends.

    According to the Ocean Conservancy, almost 2 million cigarette butts were found in the worlds shorelines in 2016 making it the most common coastal trash in the planet ...