Crowdfunding since 2010

Help our rangers to protect the wildlife of Panay's Natural Park!

Finance of urgent deployment of forest rangers in the Philippine Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park to prevent and minimize poaching of endangered rainforest wildlife.
Funding period
4/14/20 - 4/23/20
23.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
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What is this project all about?

“We heard hunters' dogs barking on the maramig-trail to the rainforest station and smelt gas, coffee and eucalyptus from hunters' campfires along the dry riverbed. We also saw hornbill feathers on the riverbed where it had been plucked and eaten. So the hunting situation is pretty bad!! Hopefully the rangers are able to continue going out during this crisis, because I think even more people are hunting than usual!”
- Holly M. was conducting a study in the Rainforest of Panay

The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park located on the island of Panay in the Philippines is home to many endangered species of animals and plants, some of which are endemic.

The problem
Due to the global pandemic, many people in the Philippines are currently unable to earn money. Because of this, cases of poaching in the natural park have increased drastically.

To prevent poaching, our rangers now have to patrol the rainforest in the park more frequently than before. Furthermore, due to the protective regulations connected to COVID-19, the costs of ranger deployments are rising, since rangers need to travel to the forest individually.

To cover those additional costs and to make it possible for our rangers to effectively protect the natural park and its wildlife, we need your support.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

We would like to give friends and sympathizers of PhilinCon and friends of the Philippine rainforest the possibility to support us in this current crisis with the finance of deployments of forest rangers to reduce poaching to a minimum, until the situation improves.

Why would you support this project?

Our natural park on Panay island is unique and is worthy of protection because it consists of a lot of primary rainforest. In the last 25 years, we have implemented multiple successful measures to protect the local rainforest and its inhabitants and we have built an efficient infrastructure in the area. Thanks to us, is the population of endangered Hornbill has seen an increase and we were able to create alternative, sustainable livestyles for many locals. We are passionate about our work and we are grateful for your support, without which we would be unable to carry out our projects.
In supporting us, you help those who are suffering heavily from the current crisis and you are playing a part in the combat of species extinction.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

The money we raise is used to cover the costs of deployments of the 16 rangers in the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park. We pay for their travels to and from the park and for their food. Furthermore, we replace their old equipment, so that they can patrol the rainforest.

Our second goal is to raise 2300 €, with this money we finance the rehabilitation of confiscated wildlife. To achieve this, we fund food, care-taking, and other fixcosts.

A part of this money will go into our alternative livelihoods project. In this project we provide crops and livestock for cultivation, consumption and sale.

Who are the people behind the project?

The PhilinCon Team (Philippine Initiative for Environmental Conservation) and the PhilinCon-supporting foundation „Stiftung Vogelforschung und Artenschutz“


The crowdfunding project has been successfully completed. Supporting and ordering is no longer available on Startnext.

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What does this mean? 
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Stiftung Vogelforschung und Artenschutz, die PhilinCon unterschützt
Eberhard Curio
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum Deutschland

Tax-identification number:
64 257 380 101


Bristol Zoological Society

Bristol Zoological Society is paying a part of the ranger's salary (6 salaries out of 16). Thank you very much!

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