PBCFI

Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc enhance and enable the conservation of the Philippines unique and threatened environment, biodiversity and natural resources into perpetuity, through the establishment of integrated biodiversity conservation and development programs particularly conservation breeding, that include dissemination of knowledge, management practices and the active p ...

articipation and collaboration of relevant stakeholders, particularly those who are dependent upon the natural resources of the region.

Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc PBCFI News

  • 1st Sightings Of 3 Rare Migratory Birds In NegOcc Wetlands Reported

    Three rare migratory birds, including a critically endangered species, were found in southern Negros, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) reported on Wednesday.

    The bird sightings were made during the 2018 Asian Waterbird Count (AWC) of Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA), held from January 6 to 21.

    The PENRO) said in a report that the AWC team recorded for the first time the presence of a Eurasian Oystercatcher (Himantopus ostralegus) also known as Pied Oystercatcher, a Black Noddy (Anous worcesteri worcesteri), and the critically en ...

  • Critically-endangered Spoonbill Sandpiper Spotted In Negros Occidental

    Critically-endangered Spoonbill Sandpiper Spotted In Negros Occidental

    One of the worlds critically endangered shorebirds was recently spotted for the first time in Negros Occidental.

    A team from the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCFI) was able to take photographs of the Spoon-billed sandpiper or Spoonbill sandpiper, known to science as Calidrispygmaea, at the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA).

    Errol Gatumbato, PBCFI acting president, said the gravely endangered bird was specifically seen in Barangay Tibsok, San Enrique town over the weekend.

    "This affirms the significance of the NOCWCA as a conservat ...

  • Spoonbill Sandpiper Spotted

    In what could be considered as an interesting development in conservation, one of the world's critically endangered shorebirds was recently spotted for the first time in Negros Occidental, and most likely the first record for the Philippines, too.

    The team from the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. was able to take photographs of the Spoon-billed sandpiper or Spoonbill sandpiper, known to science as Calidrispygmaea, at the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area, specifically in Barangay Tibsok, San Enrique, over the weekend.

    This record further affirms t ...

  • Migrations Stories Of Survival

    Migrations Stories Of Survival

    Every year, Negros Occidental. They would stay from April to July, and their presence gives us a feeling of that beautiful summer by the beach with white oceanic birds circling above turquoise waters.

    And when they leave, we know that the skies and seas will soon become grey and stormy as the Habagat grows stronger. I am always enthralled by how the arrival and departure of these birds could also match the ups and downs of our internal environments.

    Since my last column I have been occupied with the theme of migration. The ecology and behavior of animals traveling long distances over per ...

  • Coron An Island Of Nature, Culture

    Early this month, I had the chance to revisit the Coron Island in Coron town, Palawan after I facilitated a planning workshop for the conservation sites of the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. in the adjacent municipality of Busuanga.

    Coron and Busuanga towns occupy the Busuanga Island, and along with the island municipality of Cullion and other smaller islands and islets, comprise the Calamianes Group of Islands, also known as Calamianes, which has distinct and unique ecosystems and habitats that harbor some single-island endemic species.

    It was as if it was still m ...

  • 10 Environmental Organizations You Can Join

    10 Environmental Organizations You Can Join

    We can take the next step and join these organizations that go the extra mile in saving the only Earth that we have.