The Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI) was formed as a non-government organization purposely to implement conservation initiatives in Mindoro Island, which is recognized as one of the global biodiversity conservation priority areas, particularly in terms of the number of endemic species, diversity of habitats and degrees of threats. MBCFI was organized through the efforts o ...

f the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Program (PBCP), formerly administered by the Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and now by the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI). MBCFI receives core funding support from the Malampaya Joint Venture Partners.

Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation MBCFI News

  • Saving Naujan Lake

    Saving Naujan Lake

    Biodiversity advocates on Mindoro Island are pushing for the enactment of a law that will strengthen the protection of the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP), one of the first national parks in the Philippines.

    The Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) is working closely with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in support of the move to have the NLNP declared a full-pledged protected area under Republic Act 7586, or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (Nipas) Act of 1992, and its amended version, RA 11038, or the Expanded Nipas Act that wa ...

  • Communities In Protected Areas (1st Of Two Parts)

    Twenty-six years this June since the passage of the National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992, or Republic Act 7586, it is unfortunate that I still encountered persons who have notions that communities shall be displaced once the site where they are occupying is declared as a protected area.

    Probably, it is because of the word "protected", which denotes a certain level of protection, and most likely, the interpretation is protection from settlement and other activities of the people. So far, I did not hear any dislocation of communities resulting in the declaration and manageme ...

  • Fewer Birds Counted But New Species Seen At Mindoro Lake

    Fewer Birds Counted But New Species Seen At Mindoro Lake

    While the number of migratory birds seen at the Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) in Oriental Mindoro province was down this year, conservationists have noted the presence of two new species of ducks in the lake.

    Results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) held on Jan. 18 showed 5,523 birds at the 8,125-hectare NLNP, which were fewer than the 6,907 counted in 2017.

    The census, conducted in time for the World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2, was participated in by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI).

    Tufted ducks

  • Conserving Our Lakes, Marshes

    During the past months, I was able to visit several lakes and marshes in the country, and I was surely fascinated by their aesthetic values.

    More than the captivating features of these lakes and marshes that are vital when it comes to tourism, they offer numerous economic and social benefits if only they will be effectively managed from destructive activities. These ecosystem types have numerous ecological services, and they are also critical habitats to a good number of flora and fauna, including endemic and migratory species.

    The Naujan Lake in Oriental Mindoro, one of the Seven Wetlan ...

  • Visit Of Our Scientific And Project Partners In The Philippines October 25 November 2

    Visit Of Our Scientific And Project Partners In The Philippines October 25 November 2

    The Foundation was welcoming Dr. James Burton, Chair of IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group and Dr. Barney Long, Director of Species Conservation, Global Wildlife Conservation, during a week visit to the Philippines to better discover our actions, discuss about our "Mangyan ??" Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program" and other issues regarding endangered species.

    Their journey was complemented by several meetings with local stakeholders and partners and a field visit to the Mts Iglit-Baco National Park on Mindoro with observation of the elusive Tamaraw.

    This visit ends up with promisin ...

  • ATI MiMaRoPa MBCFI Provide Livelihood Training For Mangyans

    To empower the Indigenous Cultural Community (ICC) of Baco, Oriental Mindoro, the Mindoro Bio-diversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) partnered with ATI-MiMaRoPa in providing livelihood training for the Mangyans.

    The MBCFI is a non-profit organization advocating the protection and conservation of Mindoro's bio-diversity and empowering the communities in the area. MBCFI believes that through a Training on Organic Agriculture Production, the ICCs will be provided with livelihood activities and support their families for food and other basic needs. Likewise, it will conserve their bio-d ...