Obu Manuvu Forest Guardians

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Obu Manuvu Forest Guards are responsible for protection and management of Obu Manuvu Ancestral Domain in Brgy. Carmen near the base of Mount Apo Natural Park. Obu Manuvu believe that most of what is left of Mt. Apo's natural forests is the bedrock of their Indigenous culture. Its conservation therefore would mean the survival of the Obu Manuvu cultural identity into the future. In so doing, al ...

l of the biodiversity within the sanctified forests, including its resident Philippine Eagles, and the many ecological and economic services that these watersheds, airsheds and the forest ecosystem provide get preserved as well.

Obu Manuvu Forest Guardians News

  • Davao Mayor Approves Compensation Of Forest Guards

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday, June 29, said she will allocate budget for the compensation of 200 forest guards from four villages near Tamugan River for protecting the condition of the water in the river.

    Duterte-Carpio, during the 5th Watershed Summit held at The Ritz Hotel Garden Oasis, said she will approve the request of Obu Manuvu tribe leader Lipatuan Joel Unad to compensate the forest guards.

    The mayor said she appreciated the efforts done by the forest guards in protecting the river against illegal logging and other destructive actions done by various people t ...

  • The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    Nine months after the conservation milestone was reached, the Indigenous leaders reported the state of Pusaka (biological heritage) within the Obu Manuvu ancestral domain during the Allo Ta Obu Manuvu (Obu Manuvu Dat) festivities last December 10 the at Ladian Marilog District, Davao City.

    On March 7, 2016, the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) partnered with the Indigenous Obu Manuvu tribe to conserve the Mount Apo Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) which is the home of the "critically-endangered" Philippine Eagle and considered as one of the Pusaka and ancestral land of three Bagobo sister trib ...

  • The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    Nine months after the conservation milestone was reached, the Indigenous leaders reported the state of Pusaka (biological heritage) within the Obu Manuvu ancestral domain during the Allo Ta Obu Manuvu (Obu Manuvu Dat) festivities last December 10 the at Ladian Marilog District, Davao City.

    On March 7, the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) partnered with the Indigenous Obu Manuvu tribe to conserve the Mount Apo Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) which is the home of the "critically-endangered" Philippine Eagle and considered as one of the Pusaka and ancestral land of three Bagobo sister tribes.
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  • PEF Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month

    PEF Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month

    Last October 28, 2016, the PEF organized the event Tagbo Ta! in celebration of the Indigenous People's month to commemorate the invaluable participation of the IP communities in protecting the Philippine eagle and its forest habitat. Tagbo Ta! is a soft launch of the PEF's 30th anniversary celebration next year.

    The event was attended by PEF's partner communities from Sitio Carmen and Sicao and students from UIC-IBED, Philippine Women's College of Davao, Davao Doctors' College and PEF volunteers.

    The event aimed toengage a harmonious relationship with the youth and the PEF partner commun ...

  • Safeguarding The Philippine Eagle

    Safeguarding The Philippine Eagle

    Conservation areas for Philippine eagles are proposed to increase by 40%, taking the total area of protected forest habitat to nearly 75,000 ha. This is thanks to Jayson Ibanez's work with indigenous peoples and other partners, greatly improving the chances for this Critically Endangered species found only in the Philippines.

    The increase in protected areas consists of:

    The Indigenous Obu Manuvu Tribal Council of Baguio District declaring a Pusaka (Indigenous Protected Area) of nearly 15,000 ha of ancestral lands that includes two eagle nesting sites.

    A proposed Indigenous and Commun ...

  • Matatag Doing Well In The Wild

    Matatag Doing Well In The Wild

    "Yes! Matatag is hunting ok in the wild." These were the words of excited Philippine Eagle Foundation Forest Protection Officer Joshua Donato after showing recent photos of a palm civet carcass that Matatag, a Philippine Eagle, had been consuming in the wild. Prior to this, Matatag was also observed feeding on a lizard.

    Joshua's remark came after two months of tracking and monitoring Matatag. who was freed on December 15, 2014, back to the ancestral forests of the Indigenous Obu Manuvu tribe in Davao City, Philippines, after a successful rehabilitation at the Philippine Eagle Center. Matata ...