Conserving the Philippines' tamaraws through BioCamp

Gregg Yan, Best Alternatives
Publicado: 08 Julio 2019
Última edición: 07 Agosto 2019
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Resumen

Tamaraws (Bubalus mindorensis) are endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines with an estimated population of 10,000 in the 1900s. However, in the year 2000, Tamaraws have been classified as critically endangered species by IUCN https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/3127/50737640  . Although its population has been increasing based on the latest counts, it is still at a low at 523 which is only about 5% of the population count in the 1900s.

 

To mitigate this increasing decline in the tamaraw population, UNDP's Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) partnered with Tamaraw Conservation Program (TCP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to organize the 2018 Biodiversity Camp (BioCamp). BIOFIN gathered journalist and social media influencers to immerse them in the natural habitat of tamaraws. The goal is to raise awareness on the tamaraw endangerment and the need to mobilize resources and funds for the protection and conservation of biodiversity.

Classifications

Región
Sudeste Asiático
Escala de aplicación
Local
Ecosistema
Agro-ecosistema
Agroforesteria
Tema
Caza furtiva y delitos ambientales
Especies y la extinción
Financiación sostenible
Medios de vida sostenibles
Poblaciones indígenas
Challenges
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Gestión ineficaz de los recursos financieros
Falta de acceso a financiación a largo plazo
Deficiente vigilancia y aplicación de la ley
Conflicto social y disturbios civiles
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 11 - Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
ODS 17 - Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
Metas de Aichi
Meta 1: Aumento de la sensibilization sobre la biodiversidad
Meta 2: Valores de biodiversidad integrados
Meta 12: Reducir el riesgo de extinción
Meta 17: Estrategias y planes de acción para la biodiversidad

Ubicación

Occidental Mindoro, Philippines

Impactos positivos

  • Shortly after the BioCamp, several story publications and online posts were generated in different platforms reaching thousands of social media audiences.
  • TCP and the rangers in Occidental Mindoro received a surge of personal donations from individuals.
  • Other conservation groups are organizing and sustaining similar activities to further the initiative on conservation and for rallying funds to be invested on patrol equipment and uniform of the rangers.
  • As for the BIOFIN project, it moves on to the second phase wherein finance solutions are designed and corporate social responsibility funding is introduced to advance the resources for tamaraws and other species.

Contribuido por

Naomi Maraviles United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Contribuído por

Angelique Ogena
BIOFIN Philippines
Catrina Mae Manalese
UNDP Philippines