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  • The Tarsiers Of South Cotabato

    The Tarsiers Of South Cotabato

    Another fact: Tarsiers (scientific name: Tarsius syrichta) are not exclusive inhabitants of Bohol. They are also found in Samar and Leyte. Lately, there were reports of tarsier sightings in Surigao del Sur and in North Cotabato.

    And yes, there are tarsiers in South Cotabato, too, particularly in Purok Bagong Silang, Barangay Linan, Tupi within the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL).

    According to estimates, about 120 tarsiers are living in a 500-hectare habitat very close to a Blaan village.

    Since their discovery by lumad residents in 2009, South Cotabato's tarsiers have increasing ...

  • IPs Help ESI Researchers In Mapping Tarsier Habitat

    The indigenous people (IP) living within the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL) recently extended assistance to the researchers of the Endangered Species International (ESI) in mapping the areas, believed to be the habitats of tarsiers in Tupi, South Cotabato.

    Using the traditional manila paper and pentel pen, IPs from the B'laan tribe together with representatives from the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) drawn an alternative map using the Community Based Resource Assessment and Mapping (CBRAM).

    The alternative map contains legends of valuable information such as ...

  • SouthCot To Restore Biodiversity Sites In Mt Matutum

    Environment personnel are set to embark on a massive reforestation program to rehabilitate portions of a declared biodiversity corridor in two municipalities straddled by the critical Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato province.

    Siegfred Flaviano, South Cotabato Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) chief, said the initiative aims to increase the biodiversity within the corridor, which covers 10 barangays in Tupi and Tampakan towns.

    He said the biodiversity or wildlife corridor is located within the 14,000-hectare Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL).

    In October last year, Flav ...

  • Foreigners Resume Tarsier Study In SouthCots Mt Matutum

    After almost three months of delay, a foreign conservation group has resumed its field studies on tarsiers in the mountains of South Cotabato after getting the approval of a local environment body.

    Tupi town Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo said the California-based Endangered Species International (ESI) was given an extension by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape (MMPL) to continue with its research activities on the Philippine tarsiers in the area.

    He said the initiative will cover parts of Barangay Linan of Tupi, specifically in areas where the tars ...

  • The Blaan Preserving Their Culture

    The Blaan Preserving Their Culture

    In the Philippines there are more than 40 different ethnic groups, most of these can be found on the island of Mindanao, the second largest and southernmost island of this tropical archipelago. The Blaan is a tribal community of Southern Mindanao, the name stems from the composed words "Bla" and "An" when combined the word "Blaan" means our counterpart tribe.

    It is believed by some that the name of the Island of Mindanao is derived from the Blaan word "Mahin" that means sea and "Lanao" means lake; these combined words make "Mahinlanao"; that means a body of water, referring to Lake Lanao th ...

  • Kape Almid The Poo That Makes A Great Brew

    Kape Almid The Poo That Makes A Great Brew

    Kape Alamid is made from coffee berries that are being eaten and defecated by the Asian Palm Civet, locally known as alamid or milu. The B'laan tribe pampered these civets for this very special purpose.

    Kape Alamid is made from coffee berries that are being eaten and defecated by the Asian Palm Civet, locally known as alamid or milu. The B'laan tribe pampered these civets for this very special purpose.

    He welcomed my fascination to this great brew with my first encounter with Kape Alamid. Served from a brewing tea pot, I gasped for its aroma letting it run to my nose to orient my senses. ...