Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park is home to one of the oldest indigenous people in the Philippines, the Tau Buid Mangyan who sometimes work as guides on Mts. Iglit-Baco. They work with organizations like the World Wildlife Fund to protect the verdant mountain habitats inhabited by the endangered Mindorow tamaraw. The partnership aims to revitalize much of Mindoro's deforested mountain habitats. Healt ...
hy peaks and forests translate to a better managed source of water so essential for the vast rice lands of Mindoro's western floodplains.
Mounts Iglit Baco Mangyan News
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 ...
How does one appreciate the beauty of a beast? For a group of student volunteers from Far Eastern University (FEU), it is by understanding the history and existence of their university's symbol??"the tamaraw??"and that they were able to recognize the relevance of this wild animal. This endeavor eventually put the tamaraw in a different perspective and inspired a campaign towards its protection.
The tamaraw or 'dwarf forest buffalo' can only be found in the Philippines, particularly in the island of Mindoro. It may not be the most attractive or elegant among animals but the tamaraw has a per ...
The National Geographic Channel (NGC) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) recently gave 50 portable solar lamps to the Taw'Buid??"an indigenous Mangyan group inhabiting the remote mountains of Mindoro. Park rangers protecting the Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park also received new hammocks, rain gear and all-weather patrol uniforms from the Primer Group of Cos.
The deployment is part of NGC's Earth Day Run, which has been supporting WWF projects since 2013. Race proceeds reforested Isabela forests with 20,000 fruit-bearing trees in 2013 and deployed fiberglass boats for Palawan fishermen in ...
With its slightly increasing population??"a trend observed in the last five years in Mindoro??"environment officials believe there is a bright future for the endangered Philippine tamaraw.
Despite the threats, they believe that conservation effort at the Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park (MIBNP) for the Mindoro's wild beast, also known as the Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), continues to gain ground, hopeful the dream that they will once be seen roaming free in the wild will become a reality.
Endemic to Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, an island in the Mimaropa region in southe ...
This video was shot near the Magawang station of the Tamaraw and Mts Iglit Baco National Park Conservation Program.
The Tamaraw Conservation Program.