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

  • 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 ...

  • Working Together In The Critical Task Of Biodiversity Conservation

    Three-hundred environmental enthusiasts and scientists, composed mostly of representatives from the academe and NGO community, have reaffirmed their commitment to protect the environment thru enhanced research initiatives and concrete actions to protect biodiversity in the recently concluded 25th Philippine Biodiversity Symposium hosted in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Orgnised annually by the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines, this year's event was co-organised by the City Government of Calapan and the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI), one of the ...

  • 25th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium

    25th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium

    The 25th annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium was held from April 5 to 9 in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. This event, organized by the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines, is celebrated in a different city each year, and this year was hosted by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc (MBCFI) and the City Government of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

    It was a full and busy week, and the weather was hot and humid as often in April. The reason it is held at this time of year is because of the schedule of most schools, to try to encourage as many students as possible ...

  • Philippine Hornbills Conservation Programme

    Philippine Hornbills Conservation Programme

    The Philippines supports an unusually high number of endemic hornbills, with at least eleven species and six subspecies being generally recognised (e.g. del Hoyo and Collar; Gonzalez et al 2013). Various other important changes are also proposed such as the re-assignment of both Aceros species to the Genus Rhabdotorrhinus, along with the (similarly formerly recognised) Sulawesi tarictic (P. exarhatus) thereby re-defining Penelopides as a Philippine endemic genus comprising no less than six species and four subspecies.

    All that apart, all species of Philippine hornbills were already regarded ...