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

  • Communities Launch New Movement For Forests

    Communities Launch New Movement For Forests

    Youth, local government, farmers, & environment groups launched a new movement for the country's dwindling forests at the foothills of Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal in Laguna province last Saturday, July 14, 2018.

    Forests For Life (FFL) Movement aims to bring back biodiversity in the country's rainforests with the help of all sectors and people from all walks of life. The launch comes as excessive rains begin to hit the country, exacerbated by climate change.

    "Bagama't malayo ang San Cristobal sa karagatan, anuman ang gawain natin dito ay may epekto sa ecosystem sa ibaba [Even though San Cr ...

  • Haribon Plants Trees In Caliraya-Lumot Watershed

    Environmental organization Haribon Foundation, corporate partners, and volunteers recently carried out a tree planting activities at the Caliraya-Lumot Watershed in East Talaongan, Cavinti, Laguna, as part of the Forest for Life (FFL) campaign.

    Over 150 corporate and individual volunteers from The New Apec, Rebap, Toyota Balintawak, and Hewlett Packard planted more than 3,000 native tree seedlings including makaasim, igang, salab, laneteng gubat, tulibas tilos, antipolo, tibig, marang, bitaog, paguringon, and dao.

    "Unlike other restoration areas, this site in Caliraya requires little tre ...

  • Ka Nestor Champion Of Our Forests

    Ka Nestor Champion Of Our Forests

    This month we not only celebrate Philippine Environment month, but also the life of Ka Nestor Gacillos who was dedicated to the protection of the last strongholds of Tamaraw, Mindoro Bleeding-hearts, and other threatened species as a member of the Important Biodiversity Area Monitoring System or IBAMS team.

    "A decade ago, ancient trees stood tall beside each other, but now there are huge distances between them. The calls of wild deer are no longer heard and hornbills not easily seen like before," Gacillos once said.

    At one point in Ka Nestor's life he practiced timber poaching and huntin ...

  • Conservation Protection Of Endangered PH Eagle Pushed

    Conservation Protection Of Endangered PH Eagle Pushed

    The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is calling for more multi-sector collaboration on conserving and protecting the critically endangered Philippine eagle (scientific name 'Pithecophaga jefferyi') -- the country's national bird and an indicator of ecological health.

    During BMB's celebration of the 2018 Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) on Saturday, BMB Director Crisanta Rodriguez said the collaboration will help build upon previous conservation and protection successes, such as the increase in Philippine eagle's population.

    "Collaborative conservation and protection of the Philippine eagl ...

  • Journey To Meet Gab-E Ecijas Haring Ibon

    Declared as the national bird, the Philippine Eagle is listed among the world's rarest avian creatures and remains in the roster of critically endangered species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

    I was among the members of Haribon Foundation who volunteered for a five-day expedition in the central Sierra Madre mountain range to conduct a field observation of the Haring Ibon (Pithecophaga jefferyi).

    Below is a detailed account of my journey in meeting Luzon's King of Birds - more fondly known in the local community as Gab-E (Gabaldon Eagle):

    Day 0 - Meet and travel ...

  • Iloilo Holds National Mangrove Conference

    Iloilo Holds National Mangrove Conference

    The 3rd National Mangrove Conference with theme "Mangroves and Beach Forests for Building Coastal Resilience in a Changing Climate" was held in Iloilo city.

    Organized by the Zoological Society of London-Philippines and partner organizations, the three-day conference highlighted mangrove restoration projects and their importance in building the resilience of coastal communities.

    Various experts in mangrove restoration reported on their projects including results, challenges encountered and recommendations. During the discussion, the participants highlighted the importance of mangrove fore ...