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The Important Biodiversity Area Monitoring System (IBAMS) in Mt. Siburan, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro
In 2013, a local monitoring group conducted its regular monitoring survey of the Mt. Siburan forests. Called IBAMS or Important Biodiversity Area Monitoring System, this specialized team includes an interesting batch of specialists: scientists, NGO's, local government officials, and last but not least, staff members from a local prison.
"Practice, practice, practice." Haribon conservationists and experts never stop learning. Biologist Gregorio "Ditto" E. dela Rosa Jr. attended the 12th Philippine Association of Marine Scientists (PAMS) in Tacloban last October 2013 to do just that. Here he shares how it was like to see old friends, make new ones, and realize that the little things do indeed matter, especially in coastal community awareness work.
3,050 trees will be planted in Luzon's Mt. Banahaw thanks in part by Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc., a company dedicated to environmentally sustainable hygiene products. Learn more about their collaboration with Haribon.
Here Janice shares why she decided to spend her 25th planting more than 100 trees at our Buhay Punlaan tree nursery site. Thanks to her efforts, a small patch of forest will grow and keep giving for many more birthdays to come.
On December 7, 2013, I had this great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and actually do something for our forests. I and a couple of my friends joined one of Haribon Foundation’s tree planting activities in line with their Road to 2020 movement, a movement committed to restore the Philippine rainforests with native trees by the Year 2020.