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Mabuwaya collaborates with Isabela State University in hosting (international) students who wish to conduct environmental field studies in northeast Luzon. The wild Philippine crocodile populations that we aim to protect are located in the municipalities of San Mariano, Divilacan and Maconacon in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park and its buffer zone.

Mabuwaya Foundation News

  • PENRO Celebrates World Envt Day

    The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) here, in partnership with the Isabela State University (ISU) – Cabagan campus, Mabuwaya Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), led yesterday the celebration of this year's World Environment Day.

    Federico Cauilan Jr, PENR Officer here, said this year's theme, 'Connecting People to Nature', urges us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it.

    "It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to exper ...

  • The Philippine Crocodile Mabuwaya And IUCN Netherlands

    Much effort was put into education and awareness campaigns to increase public acceptance of the crocodile. After their confidence was gained, local people and officials became involved in the active protection of the species.

    The Goal

    Changing The Image Of The World's Rarest Crocodile In The Philippines.

    The critically endangered Philippine crocodile is the rarest crocodile in the world. The only two remaining wild populations are in northern Luzon and in southwest Mindanao. The biggest problem the crocodile faces is its negative image. Many local people view them as dangerous, and k ...

  • Beestieboys Visit Philippine Crocodile Project

    The VPRO children's television show Beestieboys visited the Philippine crocodile project of the Mabuwaya Foundation. Presenters Tim and Nicolaas met CML researcher Merlijn van Weerd, who is director of the Mabuwaya Foundation. They joined him on a crocodile night survey and during a school lecture on crocodiles and conservation in a small Philippine village.

    The highlight of the show is the release of a captive-raised Philippine crocodile into the wild, together with one of the Philippine schoolkids, Jackie.

    CML has been involved in Philippine crocodile research activities since 1999 whe ...

  • Philippine Crocodile Dunoy September 2016

    A wild juvenile Philippine crocodile filmed with the Mabuwaya Foundation drone in Catalangan River in Dunoy, San Mariano, Isabela.

  • Sanctuary Declared For Elusive Oriole Once Believed Extinct BirdLife

    With its yellow and olive-green plumage perfectly camouflaging it against the tree canopies, the Isabela Oriole Oriolus isabellae, a lowland forest specialist endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines, doesn't intend for itself to be seen by humans. And unfortunately, for many decades it wasn't.

    Due to the rapid and widespread deforestation which has plucked Luzon of much of its forest cover (down as much as 83% since the 1930s in some areas), numbers of this little-known species plummeted such that for a time until its rediscovery in December 1993, it was widely believed to have go ...

  • Saving Endangered Philippines Oriole Other Wildlife

    With its yellow and olive-green plumage perfectly camouflaging it against the tree canopies, the Isabela Oriole Oriolus isabellae, a lowland forest specialist endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines, doesn't intend for itself to be seen by humans. And unfortunately, for many decades it wasn't.

    Due to the rapid and widespread deforestation which has plucked Luzon of much of its forest cover (down as much as 83% since the 1930s in some areas), numbers of this little-known species plummeted such that for a time until its rediscovery in December 1993, it was widely believed to have go ...