Noé Conservation aims to safeguard biodiversity by preserving endangered species and their habitats. Noé Conservation also works to encourage behavioural change toward the environment.
The Tamaraw Program was initiated by Noé Conservation in 2012 to expand the Tamaraw population and preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the Mts Iglit-Baco National Park. It supports the conservation of the Tamaraw through research, habitat management and community support.
The program has 3 main objectives:
- To improve knowledge on the natural and socio-cultural context of the region
- To define and implement conservation and habitat management plans
- To promote sustainable development through ecotourism
ASAP Species That We Work On
- Tamaraw Bubalus mindorensis
What We Do
Noé Conservation carries out two major investigations. The first is the exploration of inner Mindoro to update the range of the Tamaraw and assess the remaining sites of suitable Tamaraw habitat. The second is an evaluation of the “core zone of monitoring”, inside the Park to determine the actual area of presence of the last known viable Tamaraw population as well as the threats the species faces. Both of these will enable us to better understand and conserve the critically endangered Tamaraw and its habitats inside and outside the protected area.
Community Outreach and Awareness
Awareness campaigns like the Malasimbo music and art festival are held to target local stakeholders and the public. Additionally, the Tamaraw Program looks to reinforce the capacities of the local community and especially the mangyan indigenous communities to promote sustainable development in the region, while enhancing their livelihood.
Supporting other initiatives
Noé Conservation also participates in and gives support to the Tamaraw Conservation Program (TCP), a banner program of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), dedicated to Tamaraw protection.
Where We Work
Noé work globally, but their Tamaraw project is on the island of Mindoro, Philippines
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Featured image: Evan Sarena