D'Aboville Foundation and Demo Farm Inc, Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park Protected Area Management Office, Tamaraw Conservation Program, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, IUCN Species Survival Commission Asian Wild Cattle Specialist
Island biodiversity, Tropical forest, Forests
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Land use change
Species conservation, In situ, Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Community management
Participatory, Cepa, Traditional knowledge, Tenure
Most of the world’s last 600 Tamaraw (dwarf buffalo) inhabit Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park on Mindoro Island in the Philippines, sharing their territory with the indigenous Tau-Buid people, who see their survival as intrinsically linked to that of the Tamaraw. This project aims to enable the Tamaraw population to expand under the stewardship of the Tau-Buid who, on securing formal territorial rights, will be better empowered to sustain themselves and their lands and maintain their cultural associations with the species.