HOW YOU CAN HELP
How You Can Help
Rainforests may be far away – but nonetheless they are of elementary importance for the entire world. It is not without reason that we call them our planet’s “green lung”. In addition, they are the home to innumerable animal species, many of which are rare – some even threatened with extinction – others which have not even been discovered yet. Exactly for this reason, it is essential to preserve such unique ecosystems rich in species for future generations.
The rainforest on the Philippine island Panay is particularly close to our hearts, because it is characterized by its very old age, its exceptional diversity of species and its nativeness. However, poaching and illegal clearings/deforestations threaten its existence. For this reason, PhilinCon helps to save the rainforest and its fauna in a number of ways for many years now. This of course involves ongoing expenses, including the basic costs for operating the rescue station, animal feed, medication, as well as personnel costs. To cover these costs, it particularly requires your help.
If you notice any danger for biodiversity in the area, you may contact the following institutions in order to help:
– PhilinCon: our philippine office (Rhea Santillan): mobile phone +63-(0)9123236859 and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
– DENR CENRO Culasi, and/or PASu Office, see DENR Region VI Office Directory, http://r6.denr.gov.ph/index.php/about-us/office-directory
Mapping of areas which need special protection in order to protect any rare irreplaceable population of animals or plants is a precondition for efficient species conservation. If you discover a very rare or possibly still undescribed species in the area which should be protected locally, you can report this to our philippine office (PhilinCon E-mail: email@example.com).
Stiftung Vogelforschung und Artenschutz
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Sparkasse Bochum, Germany
You can donate or support a project of your choice, contributions in kind like equipment or get involved activly.
Spendenquittung für Deutschland sind ab einer Spende von 50 € möglich.
Donate for a Specific Project
Each project is usually costing from 400 – 800 US$ / 350 – 700€ , depending on the sustainability of financial support secured through PhilinCon.
A hornbill, for example, is costing annually (food, medicine, caretaking, health monitoring) around 200 US$ / 175€.
A Ranger’s salary with insurances included is about 1,400 US$ / 1.220€ per year. One monitoring mission costs for a squad of six when being deployed, i.e. about 50 US$ / 45€ allowance.
The more money we have, the more seedlings we can collect and plant.
This depends on the species, on the scope of the problem at hand and – importantly – on a sustained and sufficient funding that must not curtail in any way the practical conservation work.
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Your donation of whatever amount, large or small, will be greatly appreciated and used for our projects. Our coworkers in Germany and the PhilinCon board of trustees in the Philippines do unpaid volunteer work. Local coworkers have a low salary but benefit from a health insurance. In general we are known for keeping our administrative costs as low as possible.