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

  • Marine Protected Area Wardens Get Solar Lamps

    The Office of the Vice President, through its anti-poverty program "Angat Buhay," granted 63 sets of solar lamps to Namanaka a network of community managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Surigao del Sur.

    Namanaka, or the Nagkahiusang Mananagat ug Mag-uuma nga Nag-amping the Kinaiyahan Asosasyon, is a federation of MPA managers who voluntarily oversee and protect the MPAs in Lanuza Bay-

    CarCanMadCarLanCorTan, covering the local government units of Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes, and Tandag.

    "They are ordinary fishers and farmers who take the lead in conservin ...

  • Cebu Holds Philippine Environmental Summit

    Cebu Holds Philippine Environmental Summit

    Around 1,000 environmental advocates recently gathered for the 2nd Philippine Environmental Summit in Cebu City.

    Speakers included Senator Grace Poe, Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and a video message from former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.

    During the summit, Poe stressed that when it comes to the issue of fossil fuels there should be a balance among the financial capability of consumers, their health and the environment.

    "I dont understand why they need to perhaps build another coal plant here in Cebu when, with al ...

  • Haribon Teaches Conservation To Elementary Students

    Haribon Foundation recently visited the Learning Tree Child Growth Center (LTCGC) to teach young kids about Philippine biodiversity and environmental conservation through the foundations Biodiversity on Wheels (BOW) program.

    Around 120 students were given biodiversity education through lectures, story-telling activities and interactive games.

    During the learning session, first and second graders were keen on asking various questions about the Philippine wildlife and the different ways to help the environment. Third graders, on the other hand, shared about the trivia they learned from the ...

  • International Year Of The Reef Begins

    International Year Of The Reef Begins

    In the midst of the olympics, another global event is underway but with far less pomp and pageantry than it deserves.

    International Year of the Reef 2018 or IYOR 2018 launched officially in the Philippines last February 12 in Mandaluyong. Initiated by the 60+ country member International Coral Reef Initiative or ICRI.

    View photos from the event on Haribon's Facebook page here.

    DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu was one of the speakers during the IYOR 2018 launch, citing the large contribution of coral reefs to the country.

    "Millions of Filipinos depend on coral reefs and other marine ecosys ...

  • Volunteer Write-up When In Doubt Dont Throw It Out

    Volunteer Write-up When In Doubt Dont Throw It Out

    Some places have implemented laws to prevent the improper throwing of garbage. Others have imposed fines over the throwing of a simple candy wrapper on the street. Unfortunately many might view this as an over-exaggeration; as if such fines were too much over a simple wrapper. But we have to think deeply about how being mindful of our waste like this can actually make us better people.

    Trying to understand the issues behind throwing small things away wherever we walk is futile to most of us. It is just one piece of plastic, most would say. To the eyes of many, it will not hurt anyone to thr ...

  • Conservation And Cooperation Behind Sablayans Tourism

    Conservation And Cooperation Behind Sablayans Tourism

    Sablayenos celebrate 116 years, with conservation taking an invisible role in its history.

    The municipality of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro celebrates unity in nature conservation during the "Dugoy Festival" held on its 116th founding anniversary last week.

    "Dugoy" means pagkakaisa or unity, a term from the local Tao-buid people of Mindoro.

    During the festivities, nature enthusiasts and environmental groups such as the Haribon Foundation took part in celebrating Sablayans conservation successes.

    According to the foundation, conservation is key behind many tourism initiatives in S ...