Katala Foundation

Palawan

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.
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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

  • Palawan Pangolin Habitat Eyed For Conservation

    Palawan Pangolin Habitat Eyed For Conservation

    The establishment of critical habitats is part of the 25-year strategy designed to safeguard the future of the species.

    The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) will conduct a study that will identify the population strongholds of the Palawan pangolin (Manis culionensis), in a bid to declare the areas as critical habitats of the critically endangered species.

    Levita Lagrada, a zoologist with the PCSD Staff (PCSDS), said the establishment of critical habitats for pangolins would help the entire conservation community to focus protection efforts on these areas.

    "We have to ...

  • Pangolin Conservation Project Launched

    Pangolin Conservation Project Launched

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Protect Wildlife project recently launched a study aimed at conserving the endangered Palawan pangolin.

    In close partnership with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), the study is intended to help decision-makers and wildlife enforcers in formulating sound policies in terms of managing the habitat of the mammal.

    Dr. Florentino Tesoro of the USAID Protect Wildlife said a research study is now ongoing in the province, and its result will be the basis for the protection of the Palawan pangolin (Manis cu ...

  • One Of Worlds Most Threatened Turtle Species Gets New Protected Home

    One Of Worlds Most Threatened Turtle Species Gets New Protected Home

    Over 2,000 acres were designated by the municipal government of Mendoza as a major step toward the creation of a larger permanent protected area for the Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtle.

    Through the efforts of Rainforest Trusts local partner Katala Foundation, Inc. (KFI), the municipal government of Mendoza designated 2,413 acres toward establishing a new 4,552-acre permanent protected area for the Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtle. The turtle is among the 25 most threatened turtle species in the world. An enigmatic freshwater species endemic to the island of Palawan in ...

  • 15th German Ambassadors Cup Tees-off For The Katala Foundation

    15th German Ambassadors Cup Tees-off For The Katala Foundation

    The German Ambassadors Cup (GAC) 2017, organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (GPCCI) together with the German Embassy in Manila, was a great success with a record number of 106 players.

    Staged for the 15th time and played this year at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, the invitational charity golf tournament assembled entrepreneurs representing the German-Philippine trade and industry, leaders from the Philippine government and members of the diplomatic corps.

    Having joined the GAC, sponsors and individual players supported the Palawan-based ...

  • A Birdy Morning At Irawan

    A Birdy Morning At Irawan

    On our first full day in Puerto Princesa, we had a full day ahead. For our morning, we planned on an early start by birding at Irawan Eco Park. The last time I had attempted birding there was waaaaaaay back in 2009 during the bird festival! It wasn't a place I was familiar with, but Adri had been there several times.

  • 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 ...