Philippine Initiative for Environmental Conservation

We protect the Rainforest of Panay`s Peninsula since 1995

our vision is to create a sustainable future – WE PREServe the biodiversity and environment of the Philippine rainforest for future generations”


Philippine Initiative for Environmental Conservation

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Webpage - latest update 2023

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| Our Projects |

Rainforest Rangers

We employ rangers to monitor the forest for illegal activities such as poaching and logging. The rangers play a very big part in protecting the rainforest - the rare giant trees and extinction prone animals like the Visayan Warty Pig and the Walden's Hornbill.

rescue centers

We operate three rescue centers in Northwest Panay, where confiscated poached birds and other injured animals are cared for until they are healthy. When our care is no longer necessary, they are released back into the wild.

Guarding of Nests

We hire locals as nest guards to protect the nests of birds from poachers who would sell the chicks and adult birds for profit. Poachers additionally reduce indirectly the birds’ populations - they destroy the nests. Birds like the Philippine Walden's Hornbill are important for the preservation of the local fauna, since they are seed dispersers.

Research & Education

The focus of our research is the conservation of endangered species to ensure their occurrence in the wild. Also, we educate children in schools and show them the threatend biodiversity of Panay's rainforests.


We have seedling nurseries with over 25,000 seedlings of native trees to be planted at the edge of the forests to win back space for the forest. Also, we try to reconnect forest areas that have been disconnected by logging.

alternative Livelihood

We offer alternative lifestyles to people who would have to rely on illegal activities to support their families. There are several ongoing projects, like poultry breeding, sloping agriculture or fruit, and timber tree nursing.

Our beautiful, partly primary rainforest needs protection from poachers and illegal loggers: Rainforests are very important for our climate. Rainforests create space for almost half of all animals and plants of the planet.

| Become Active |


Donate - our Ranger need every year new equipment and salary, our animals under care need food. Be their hero! With a tax refundible receipt for germany and other countries.


Become our supporter - with a supporting membership. Soon you can dowload here our support-form. Please fill it out, and hand it to us - support our work longlasting. Of course you can cancel anytime.

Become a PATRON

Adopt - Become the patron of your favorite animal for 6 months, 12 months or two years, or make a great present for your loved ones.


Donate - our Ranger need every year new equipment and salary, our animals under care need food. Be their hero! With a tax refundible receipt for germany and other countries.


Get a wonderful present - while saving the rainforest

PhilinCon Conservation Christmas Party - A Ridge to Reef Eco Party

 The Story:  From Rigde to Reef

RIDGE: The activity started with the eco hike and simple gift-giving to some of the kids and adults in Tabay, Pandan, one of the adopted commuties of the NGO. Bringing little joy to the people who stewards their direct environment connects us deeper with them thus, sustains out efforts for conservation in the area. We have to keep on teaching our children to keep on loving the earth and humanity. There is so much light, hope and love there. Tabay, thank you always for your warm reception.
REEF: It was followed in the evening by the organizations’ christmas party at the beach. The rangers with the rest of the Darwin project personnel, PhilinCon members and stakeholders, and some guests participated in the event.
There is more pictures on facebook and check our News-Page for more detailed infos and pictures!   


Why adopt and tree growing instead of mere tree planting?
We know for a fact that many tree planting initiatives have failed simply because many have planted but many, too, have not returned to ensure growth. This time, we introduced the concept of tree growing and geotagging adopted trees for the sponsors to locate where it was planted, aside from the labels.
200 adopted seedlings were planted on the riparian corridor-along the watershed of Malumpati, as the kickstart of the Music Fest Para sa Northwest.

New Medias / Movies – 26 minutes documentation: The Northwest is a mini documentary featuring the hidden beauty and the destructions inside the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park or the NPPNP, one of the few low-lying rainforests that remains in the country. – 3-minute Trailer for the MusicFest – a Show about about Rangers Visayan Warty  Pig – 10 second video – We have now a new project/cooperation with the bristol zoological society – they got funded by the darwin foundation to learn more about the hunting reasons in the forest – the hunting drivers of warty pigs

new movies also here: NPPNaturalPark

A  beautiful short clip about the rainforest, animals and ranger protecting it. 

The full documentary about the Northwest Panay Rainforest and the rangers – about 37 minutes long. 


The threatened Jewels

The lowland primary rainforest – commonly known as “the typical rainforest” – is the habitat of various highly endangered species. These species include frogs, reptiles, birds, mammals, and invertebrates like insects and molluscs. Philippine rainforests like the one located in the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park (NPPNP) in the Western Visayas have the highest biodiversity per unit area in the world. Due to the occurring endangered species, the biodiversity of the NPPNP has one of the highest conservation priorities of the world, both in terms of the number of endangered flora and fauna per unit area and in terms of threats.