Rizal News

  • DENR USAID Launch Anti-poaching Project In Palawan

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a US-funded aid organization has launched a project that aims to protect areas in Palawan, Zamboanga City, and Tawi-Tawi from harmful illegal wildlife activities.

    The DENR partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is for Protect Wildlife Project, which will be pilot-tested in the 3 provinces.

    According to Fernando Tactay, provincial environment and natural resources officer in Palawan, the project aims to reduce illegal activities such as poaching and wildlife trade.

    This year, the Mount Mant ...

  • Conservation International And ThePTFCF Launch 1 Million Dollar Trust Fund To Protect Mt Mantalingahan In Palawan Philippines

    Conservation International (CI) and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) launched a 1 million US dollar trust fund to protect the Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) during Conservation Conversation, an exclusive launch of the various works of CI Philippines and its partners.

    The trust fund, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines, will provide sustainable financing for the long-term maintenance, protection and enrichment of the biodiversity within the MMPL.

    CI's Global Conservation Fund (GCF), a program that mobilizes financial resources for ...

  • First Sustainable Conservation Trust Fund Launched In Philippines

    Today the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape launched the nation's first conservation trust fund for a national protected area, a sustainable financing mechanism that will ensure the key biodiversity area is protected in perpetuity.

    Established by Conservation International's (CI) Global Conservation Fund (GCF), the fund ensures conservation efforts can continue across the 120,000-hectare landscape, Palawan's largest terrestrial protected area.

    Enrique Nunez, Executive Director of CI Philippines said, "This innovative fund will provide sustainable financing for the long term mainten ...

  • Trust Fund To Help Protect Some Of Philippines Last Primary Forests Human Nature

    Earlier this year, Human Nature shared the story of Nolsita Siyang, a farmer and mother of 10 who spends two out of every six weeks volunteering as a forest ranger, patrolling the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) and monitoring human activities within the park covering much of her ancestral homeland.

    With the launch of a new trust fund that aims to finance the management of this 120,000 hectare (almost 300,000-acre) park in perpetuity, the future of Siyang's family and neighbors just got a little more secure.

    The MMPL — the largest terrestrial protected area on the Philip ...

  • Mount Mantalingajan Proper Climb 2016

    As we called it a Proper Climb in Mount Mantalingajan located in Rizal, Palawan last Oct 7-9, 2016.

  • Natures Pharmacy Sanctuary Need Protection

    Imagine an entire forest teeming with endemic flora and fauna. This is how experts describe a protected area (PA) called Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) in Palawan province, the country's last ecological frontier.

    Located 140 kilometers southeast of Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, MMPL is both a wildlife sanctuary—and nature's pharmacy—because of its abundant supply of plants with pharmaceutical values.There are several PAs in Palawan—the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, Coron Island Protected Area, El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area, M ...