Katala Foundation


Katala Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, non-stock, non-governmental organization, has been active in protecting and conserving wildlife, particularly the Philippine cockatoo and other threatened endemic wildlife in Palawan.

Members of the current Katala Foundation successfully implemented the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program since 1998 on Rasa Island, Narra, Palawan.

Katala Foundation's niche developed over years of researches, advocacy and development works in order to protect and conserve the biological diversity along with people. Its vision is to effect conservation of biological resources through active community involvement - conserving with people. To attain this vision, Katala Foundation employs participatory and ecosystemic approaches to all its programs and activities.

Katala Foundation News

  • Philippine Cockatoo Festival 2017 In Palawan Island

    Philippine Cockatoo Festival 2017 In Palawan Island

    Wild Bird Club Malaysia (WBCM) was invited by Wild Bird Club Philippines (WBCP) to attend the 11th Katala (Philippine Cockatoo) Festival. This Festival celebrates the Critically Endangered Philippine Cockatoo and it is done near the site of the largest remaining wild population of this species, hosted each year by the Katala Foundation, Inc. WBCM was represented by Ms Yeo (Josephine) and Mr Andy Lee. We booked AirAsia flight departing Kuala Lumpur on 28th June, Wednesday night at 9.30pm (at our own costs). Our flight to Manila was delayed by an hour and we reach Ninoy Aquino International Airp ...

  • Pagtatanim Ng Malunggay Batas Na Sa Isang Bayan Sa Palawan

    Pagtatanim Ng Malunggay Batas Na Sa Isang Bayan Sa Palawan

    Ginawa ng batas dito sa bayan ang pagtatanim ng malunggay hindi lamang para maging mas malusog ang mga residente ngunit upang mabigyan din ng sapat na pagkain ang mga ibong Katala o Philippine Cockatoo.

    Sa tala ng mga awtoridad, mula sa 25 piraso noong 1998, ngayon ay hindi na bababa sa 300 na katala ang namamalagi sa lugar dahil hitik ang mga puno sa bunga.

    Nakipagtulungan na din ang lokal na pamahalaan sa mga residente upang siguraduhin na walang manghuhuli sa mga ibon.

    Dahil sa pamamalagi ng mga katala sa isla ng Rasa na sakop ng bayan, taon-taon nang idinaraos ng lokal na pamahala ...

  • 8 Cited For Conservation Of PH Wildlife Resources

    8 Cited For Conservation Of PH Wildlife Resources

    Eight individuals have received recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their exceptional and valuable contribution to the conservation and protection of the country's rich wildlife resources.

    DENR's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Theresa Mundita Lim said the first set of awardees consisted of outstanding individuals who have helped the bureau fulfill its responsibilities in the last three decades.

    The awardees and their contributions to biodiversity conservation and protection are:

    • Indira Dayang Lacerna-Widmann for the conser ...

  • Rainforest Trust Partners Receive International Conservation Awards

    Two of Rainforest Trust's local partners were recognized for their continued commitment to safeguarding biodiversity through community engagement.

    This May, the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) presented Whitley Awards to two members of Rainforest Trust partner organizations. According to the WFN website, "The Whitley Awards champion effective local conservationists from bio-diversity rich, resource-poor countries, who are spearheading innovative work to save endangered wildlife and benefit local communities."
    Ian Little of Rainforest Trust's partner Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) was recogn ...

  • Philippine Cockatoo

    Rasa island, a declared protected area in Narra holds the highest living population in he wild of Red-vented Philippine Cockatoo, locally known as Katala.

  • Hope And The Katala

    Hope And The Katala

    The Philippine Cockatoo (or Red-vented Cockatoo) is classified as Critically Endangered, which means that the risk for its becoming extinct in the wild is very high! Once fairly common throughout its range, it has suffered greatly in the past decades from habitat loss and the pet trade.