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CULTURE-BASED CONSERVATION

We build and nurture a productive relationship with communities that share the forests with the Philippine Eagle.

We provide them with opportunities to fulfill economic, social, and cultural needs, as they participate in the conservation work. Beyond material benefits, their participation in eagle conservation is also an opportunity for them to accomplish their obligations to their people and to the forest achieving a holistic sense of wellbeing.

KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION

The contribution of our partner indigenous communities is vital in protecting our national bird. As such, we bonded conservation values to cultural traditions, knowledge, and practices. These communities develop their own conservation plans using their respective indigenous philosophies as the backbone. This approach supports their traditional beliefs and practices as stewards of the environment.

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We believe that if we help communities address their needs, we ensure the eagles’ sustainable long-term protection.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

As more than 60% of the eagle habitats are within ancestral domains, this partnership is strategic. We strive to strike a balance between development needs and conservation goals.

 

In return for clear conservation outcomes, we help with their livelihoods, educational needs, bridge access to health services, and others. We present opportunities for our partner communities who are underprivileged to have a better life and future.

We do this by implementing income-generating projects like the women-led Plushies for Conservation initiative and the Forest Guard program. 

Majority of upland indigenous communities are among the poorest of the poor.

An indigenous forest guard using a "sako" bag for patrolling

A daycare sponsored by the PLDT, Inc. was built

Majority of upland indigenous communities are among the poorest of the poor.

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GET INVOLVED

These partnerships are important to us and we intend to nurture them. They are a testament that protecting the eagles and the forests ultimately benefits humans.

Through your donation, you can help:

Build one (1) daycare center or one (1) multi-grade classroom for the children of one of our partner IP communities