Where the (Dwarf) Buffalo Roam: The Future of Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park

December 20, 2018

There’s no easy way to see a Tamaraw in the wild, even in the heart of Tamaraw country: Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. Barney Long, GWC’s senior director of species conservation describes the 4-hour trek uphill to see the dwarf buffalo as a “bloody difficult walk, even for Read more

The Wild World of Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park

December 20, 2018

Mindoro Island is where the (dwarf) buffalo roams, but Tamaraw aren’t alone in making it such a special place. The island is home to 16 other species that are found nowhere else in the world. The heart of Mindoro Island, Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park, provides refuge to 80 percent of the world’s Tamaraw population, in Read more

Tamaraw Tales: Introduction

December 20, 2018

Heroes of the Philippines, heroes of the world. That’s how Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato, a congresswoman from the Philippine’s Occidental Mindoro province, described the conservationists, policymakers and indigenous people who came together this month to put into motion an ambitious plan to restore the proposed national land animal, the Critically Endangered Tamaraw (tam-ah-rawh), across its historic Read more