Every species has a place and function in the web of life. Haribon conducts research on biodiversity to reveal mysteries behind some of the country’s most unique wildlife and their connections to the habitats we share with them.
20 September 2017
The Dulungan Hornbill, internationally known as the Rufous-Headed Hornbill, is a Critically Endangered species. With an estimated 2,500 or less left in the world, SOH: Dulungan works with communities to protect it, and the habitats they share.
With its roots in the early 80’s during Philippine Eagle observations in Mindanao, Haribon’s Philippine Eagle Project continues in Luzon. The goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of the biological and ecological characteristics of Haring Ibon in the Sierra Madre and raise awareness on its conservation.
Haribon published “State of the Philippine Birds” to provide up-to-date information on the changing state of Philippine Birds. It is used to serve as guidance in developing better strategies for the conservation of birds in the country.
In two years Haribon and Newcastle University completed fisher interviews and underwater surveys in five sites in the country with the aim of determining which fish species were on decline, and to support efforts to reconcile conservation needs with sustainable livelihoods and make policy recommendations at local, national and international levels.