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

  • Farm Kids Join Sungwan Spring Clean-up Drive

    Children, some as young as 5 years old, and grandchildren of the members of the San Cristobal Farmers Association (SCFA) recently carried out a clean-up of the Sungwan Spring, an important community water source located in the foothills of Mt. San Cristobal, San Pablo City.

    “It’s disheartening to know that people throw trash in here. We collected a lot of plastic garbage,” said Jamil, 14, one of the group of children aged 5 to 16 years who joined the cleanup.

    Non-biodegradable wastes such as plastics, sachets of shampoo, soap, detergent, junk food packs, and tin cans mar the crysta ...

  • Woman Pastor Gets Certified For Marine Protection

    Fisher leaders, including community pastor Ronalyn Rivera, earned an open water diver certification in a SCUBA training geared towards the monitoring of marine resources and protected areas in Lanuza Bay, Surigao del Sur.

    Rivera was selected by the local government of Cortes, along with seven others from the municipalities of Lanuza and Cantilan, to be part of the open water diver training and certification that teaches underwater navigation using a compass, air conservation, safety and emergency procedures in using diving equipment, neutral buoyancy to prevent crushing of corals, and dive ...

  • Forest And Climate Protection Project In Panay

    A mountainous spine extends through Panay Island for over 100 kilometers: the Central Panay Mountain Ranges (CPMR) straddles all four provinces of Panay Island and is also home to a number of threatened species.

    The Forest and Climate Protection Panay Project established 3 Critical Habitats for the "Big 5" threatened species of Panay: the Visayan Writhed-hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni), Rafflesia (Raflesia spp.), Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons), Visayan Spotted Deer (Cervus alfredi) and Panay Monitor Lizard (Varanus mabitang). This was accomplished by partner LGUs of Barbaza and Valder ...

  • A Summer Escape For The Environment

    As vacationers enjoy the hottest beaches or coolest mountain destinations, the oldest nature conservation group in the country is offering a tour package of a different kind.

    Bamboo rafting, cold springs, and even games for the child-at-heart await those who register for the Haribon Travel, an immersion trip organized by the Haribon Foundation.

    On May 27, participants will be taken to San Pablo, Laguna where they will take a dip in Sungwan Springs and ride bamboo rafts in Pandin Lake, one of the seven lakes found in one of the oldest towns of Laguna province.

    But more is in store for ...

  • Haribon Foundation Tourists Of The Feathered Kind To Be Celebrated This Summer

    Most flights from Alaska to Manila require at least one stopover. But the Bar-tailed Godwit, a small bird that escapes the cold winters of Alaska for the tropical climates of the Philippines to New Zealand, can do the flight non-stop in eight days.

    This is the longest continuous journey that has ever been recorded for a landbird, and possibly the most exhausting flight ever experienced by a tourist.

    May 10 is World Migratory Bird Day, an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

    Two thousand species of birds mak ...

  • Tourists Of The Feathered Kind Celebrated This Week

    The Haribon Foundation welcomed World Migratory Bird Day on Wednesday (May 10) with birdwatching activities, coastal clean-ups, and information sessions about migratory birds that visit the Philippines.

    May 10 is World Migratory Bird Day, an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

    Two thousand species of birds make regular seasonal movements all around the world, and 64 globally threatened species can be found visiting the Philippine islands.

    David Quimpo, wildlife researcher of the country's oldest biodiversi ...