Sablayan Tamaraw Reservation

Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

The Sablayan Tamaraw Reservation is located in Pag-asa, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. It is one of several areas known to hold small herds of the rare tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis).

Sablayan Tamaraw Reservation News

  • Tamaraw Conservation Month Ipagdiriwang Ng Mindoro Ngayong Oktubre

    Tamaraw Conservation Month Ipagdiriwang Ng Mindoro Ngayong Oktubre

    Sa bisa ng Presidential Proclamation 273 ay muling ipagdiriwang sa isla ng Mindoro ang Tamaraw Conservation Month (TCM).

    Ang TCM ay kinapapalooban ng iba't ibang aktibad na naglalayong imulat ang kaisipan ng mga mamayan ng Mindoro upang patuloy na protektahan at pangangalagaan ang Tamaraw.

    Ipinaliwanag ni Rodel Boyles, Tamaraw Conservation Program (TCP) Coordinator, ang kahalagahan ng kanilang programa na naglalayong isalba ang mga Tamaraw mula sa tuluyang pagkaubos. "Critically endangered specie pa rin ang conservation status ng mga Tamaraw", ayon kay Boyles. Ibig sabihin nito na kung k ...

  • Haribon work together with Mangyans for Sablayan

    Haribon work together with Mangyans for Sablayan

    In 2012, the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched the Biodiversity Partnerships Project (BPP) that links private organizations with local governments to enable and facilitate policies on biodiversity conservation at the municipal and national levels.

    One partner, which has been coordinating with BMB since then is the Haribon Foundation, which is the responsible partner (RP) of the Mt. Siburan Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) and Important Bird Area (IBA) of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, of which about 5,000- hectare is an anc ...

  • PHs Rare Tamaraw Charges Against Extinction

    PHs Rare Tamaraw Charges Against Extinction

    An annual survey conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that the population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to spare them from extinction stepped up.

    Survey counted 382 tamaraws in a protected mountain area this year which shows an increase from 345 in 2013.

    The tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo, with the scientific name Bubalus mindorensis, is a small, hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine.

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  • Tamaraw Population Down To Critical Level

    Tamaraw Population Down To Critical Level

    Demand for its meat and insufficient conservation resources have reduced the population of the critically endangered tamaraw, the Philippines' largest endemic mammal.

    As the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) celebrates Tamaraw Month this October, a conservation official admitted that it has remained difficult to protect the wild water buffalo, which can only be found in the country.

    Rodel Boyles, officer in charge of the Tamaraw Conservation Program in Mindoro, said they had counted 274 tamaraws in the wilds of Mindoro Occidental this year. In 2010, Boyles said his ...