Pride Campaign: The Philippines

Country: The Philippines

Partner: The Katala Foundation

Campaign Manager: Indira Lacerna-Widmann

Project Area: Dumaran Municipality, Palawan, The Philippines

Campaign Goal: To conserve the remaining forests and wildlife of Dumaran, Palawan, Philippines for present and future generations

Principal Threats: During the initial stakeholders meeting, direct threats identified included the kaingin (or slash and burn) farming system which, when uncontrolled, contributes to forest fires, hunting, trapping, logging, silica mining, conversion of forest to agricultural lands, and sand and gravel quarrying. There is a lack of knowledge of wildlife and forest laws and of the implications of the loss of wildlife species and their habitats, and a perception that poor law enforcement exists due to a lack of political will.

Underlying these problems is an increase in poverty and population due to immigration and increasing birthrates. The restriction of the campaign’s flagship species to extreme lowland habitats makes it more vulnerable to human activities. Main threats to the species are poaching for the pet trade, destruction of the lowland habitats, particularly coastal and lowland dipterocarp forests, and some persecution of it as an agricultural pest.

Flagship Species: The Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), known locally as the "Katala"

Campaign Slogan: Share a Place to Live!

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