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Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Programme

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Iglit-Baco Tamaraw census pointPhilippines - Greater MindoroThe Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Programme was initiated in 1998 with a modest two to three-year grant from Shell-Philippines, enabling island-wide and selected site faunal and floral surveys/inventories, development of computer database and website, various biodiversity conservation workshops, two teacher’s training courses and production and distribution of diverse education/awareness materials. However, expectations of further funding support were disappointed and activities were accordingly reduced to an intermittent series of potentially important (but nonetheless small-scale) research, awareness and advocacy activities.

However, after further protracted delays, the new Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (MBCFIwas also formally registered with the SEC in late 2007; thereby also capitalising on annual core funding support provided through Shell-Philippines. The MBCFI is presently finalising its work plans, though initial priorities have included recruitment od two Local/Provincial Coordinators (LPCs) and identification of up to eight sites potentially suited for development as new ‘Local Conservation Areas (LCAs)’.

MBCFI Inaugural meeting