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Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon, Forest Foundation Partner, Receives 2021 Ramon Magsaysay Award

September 9, 2021

Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon, Chairperson of the Kapunungan sa mga Gagmay ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC), a fisherfolk organization in Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Chairperson of the Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolk Associations of...

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Forest Foundation Joins DILG MIMAROPA LGRC’s Multi-Stakeholders Advisory Committee

September 9, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines joined the Department of the Interior and Local Government MIMAROPA Local Government Resource Center’s Multi-Stakeholders Advisory Committee (DILG MIMAROPA LGRC's MSAC) The MSAC aims to rebuild regional linkages...

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Forest Foundation Philippines and DENR – FMB Partner for Bike Hike Plant + 2021

July 14, 2021

In celebration of the 158th Year of the Philippine Forestry Service and Arbor Day, Forest Foundation Philippines forged a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Forest Management Bureau (DENR - FMB) for Bike Hike...

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Forest Foundation Philippines and Foundation for the Philippine Environment Commit PHP 30 M to Support Indigenous Peoples in Forest Protection and Conservation

July 8, 2021

Closing the Philippine Environment Month, the Forest Foundation Philippines and Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), committing PHP 30M over four years to implement the Enhancing Capacities of...

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2021 Partners’ Meeting for National Landscape: Growing Futures: Unity in Diversity

July 1, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines organized the 1st Partners’ Meeting for National Landscape With the theme, Growing Futures: Unity in Diversity, it served as a platform for its grantees and partners to share their lessons learned, best practices, and...

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Forest Foundation Philippines’ New Board of Trustees Approves Over PHP 26 M in Grants

June 26, 2021

During its first and second quarterly meetings for 2021, Forest Foundation Philippines’ new set of Board of Trustees’ (BOT) approved over PHP 26M in medium and large grants to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage the country’s most...

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2021 Partners’ Meeting and Landscape Consultation for Samar and Leyte: Growing Futures: Sustainable Landscapes, Empowered Communities

May 28, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines organized the 4th Partners’ Meeting for Samar and Leyte With the theme, “Growing Futures: Sustainable Landscapes, Empowered Communities,” the last partners’ meeting for the Foundation’s grant program from...

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Turning Over A New Leaf: Forest Foundation Philippines Elects New Board Officers

May 2, 2021

During its first quarterly Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting for 2021, Forest Foundation Philippines elected its new board officers At the helm of the BOT is Ms Edwina Dominguez-Garchitorena, who was elected as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Continues its COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grant Program

April 30, 2021

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 has resulted in lockdowns and restrictions that limit forest protection and conservation efforts Despite this, Forest Foundation Philippines continues its efforts to protect and conserve the country's...

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2021 Partners’ Meeting and Landscape Consultation for Palawan: Growing Futures: Sustainable Landscapes, Empowered Communities

April 29, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines organized its 4th Partners’ Meeting for Palawan This year’s theme, “Growing Futures: Sustainable Landscapes, Empowered Communities,” is the last partners’ meeting in the landscape for the Foundation’s...

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Forest Foundation, Miriam College, and Cebu Pacific to Grow Forests in Rizal

April 22, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines (Forest Foundation) and Miriam College - Environmental Studies Institute (Miriam College - ESI), its grantee, have partnered with Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading airline, to grow forests They will plant 5,200...

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Forest Foundation, DENR – FMB Conclude Partnership on Developing Data Strategy Roadmap for the Philippine Forestry Sector

March 30, 2021

In 2020, Forest Foundation Philippines and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Forest Management Bureau (DENR - FMB) forged a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the aim of improving the data ecosystem...

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2021 Partners’ Meeting for Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental: Growing Futures: Sustainable Landscapes, Empowered Communities

March 1, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines, in partnership with the Environmental Science for Social Change, its grantee, organized the 4th Partners’ Meeting for Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental This year marks the end of the implementation of the...

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2021 Partners’ Meeting and Landscape Consultation for Sierra Madre: Growing Futures: Sustainable Landscapes, Empowered Communities

February 25, 2021

Forest Foundation Philippines, in partnership with Daluhay Daloy ng Buhay and Cagayan Valley Program on Environment and Development, its grantees, organized the 3rd Partners’ Meeting for Sierra Madre This year’s theme, “Growing Futures:...

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DENR-BMB, Forest Foundation, PALA, and PIEP Partner to Develop Forest Bathing Sites and Conserve Urban Forests

February 10, 2021

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), Forest Foundation Philippines, Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA), and Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) signed...

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2020 Samar and Leyte Partners’ Meeting: Landscape Thinking in the Time of Pandemic

August 17, 2020

Since the beginning of its 5-year Grant Program in 2017, Forest Foundation Philippines has supported 18 projects, amounting to PHP 53 M, to protect and conserve the forests of Samar and Leyte These projects have contributed greatly to the...

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2020 Palawan Partners’ Meeting: Landscape Thinking in the Time of Pandemic

July 15, 2020

The pandemic has unprecedentedly affected millions of lives and sectors, including forest conservation It is a major crisis that requires physical distancing, but at the same time, sustained collaboration to mitigate the further loss of the forests...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 29 M in Grants

June 29, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — During its first quarterly meeting for 2020, the Forest Foundation Philippines’ Board of Trustees (BOT) approved over PHP 29 M in medium and large grants to conserve, protect, and sustainably manage the country’s most...

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Forest Foundation Philippines and Tropenbos International Organize the 2nd National Environmental Dialogue

November 18, 2019

Hundred forty-five envisioned together Stakeholders from national and local government agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, youth groups, and media practitioners envisioned together to come up with proactive landscape...

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Geography of Governance 2019: Visioning Probable Futures for Landscape Governance

July 25, 2019

Let’s talk about our changing landscapes Government agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, and youth organizations from Sierra Madre, Palawan, and Bukidnon-Misamis Oriental will come together for the 2nd National...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Supports Workshop for the Philippine Native Trees National Assessment Project

July 23, 2019

The Forest Foundation Philippines recently supported a workshop for the Philippine Native Trees National Assessment Project (PhilTREES) Led by Dr Edwino Fernando, Vice Chairperson of the Philippine Plant Conservation Committee and Professor...

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Forest Foundation, DENR-BMB, PALA and PIEP to Launch its Urban Biodiversity, Forests and Health Program

July 18, 2019

Last May, the Forest Foundation supported the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA) and Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners...

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Forest Foundation Philippines and Knowledge Channel Launch Puno ng Buhay Season 4

July 8, 2019

Forest Foundation Philippines and Knowledge Channel launched season 4 of Puno ng Buhay in Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School in Bukidnon Puno ng Buhay is a television program which integrates science concepts and forestry to inspire young...

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Forest Foundation and Impact Hub Launch Social Entrepreneurship Engagement and Development Program for Forest Conservation

May 6, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Forest Foundation Philippines and Impact Hub Manila launched the Social Entrepreneurship Engagement and Development Program (SEED Program) for forest conservation  The SEED Program is a year-long incubation program...

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Looking Back on the TREE-lling First Year of the BFF Movement and Forward to the Future

April 4, 2019

A year ago, on the International Day of the Forest, the Best Friends of the Forest (BFF) Movement was born The BFF Movement is a community of young and action-oriented environmentalists, artists, travelers, and social entrepreneurs founded by the...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 47M in Grants

April 4, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- During its first quarterly meeting for 2019, the Forest Foundation Philippines’ Board of Trustees (BOT) approved over PHP 47 M in medium and large grants to conserve, protect and sustainably manage the country’s most...

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Urgency in the Complexities: Geographies of Governance in Northern Sierra Madre and Bukidnon-Misamis Oriental Landscapes

March 28, 2019

Embracing complexity, and working together Two of the Foundation’s focal landscapes – Northern Sierra Madre and Bukidnon-Misamis Oriental – have just sparked new strategies and connections to strengthen their landscape governance efforts...

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Forest Foundation, FPE, FSSI and PEF Ink MOU to Conserve Forests in Palawan through Sustainable Livelihoods

March 7, 2019

Forest Foundation Philippines, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Foundation for a Sustainable Society and Peace & Equity Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to empower communities in Palawan by strengthening their...

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A Tribute to One of the Pillars of Forest Foundation Philippines, Dr. Perry S. Ong

March 6, 2019

We mourn the passing of Doc Perry, Champion for Biodiversity Conservation and Former Trustee of the Foundation Thank you for all your contributions to the field, Doc Perry We promise to continue the work that you...

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Centre for Sustainability Philippines Wins TAYO16 Award

February 26, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Centre for Sustainability Philippines (CS), a grantee of the Forest Foundation Philippines, was named as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) in the 16th TAYO Awards CS, a women-led youth environmental...

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Forest Foundation, Eljay Castro Deldoc and Miriam College ESI Stage Ang Higanteng Haligi Sa Hilaga

November 24, 2018

The Forest Foundation Philippines, in partnership with Eljay Castro Deldoc and Miriam College Environmental Studies Institute (ESI), staged Ang Higanteng Haligi Sa Hilaga, an interactive play that elicits community discourse around forest...

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DENR, in partnership with Forest Foundation and TK, Organizes Consultative Workshops for the ENIPAS Act of 2018

November 22, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR BMB), in partnership with Forest Foundation Philippines and Tanggol Kalikasan (TK), organized a series of consultative workshops for the...

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Forest Foundation Conducts Financial Orientation for New Grantees

November 12, 2018

The Forest Foundation Philippines held a financial orientation for its new grantees The activity brought together nine grantees, working on a diverse range of topics, which covers forestry, sustainable livelihoods, research, communications and...

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Forest Foundation Organizes Capacity Building on Multilateral Processes Related to Climate Change for DENR

November 3, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Forest Foundation Philippines organized a capacity building activity on multilateral processes related to climate change for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) During the activity, the DENR's...

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Forum

September 6, 2018

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings," as said by Masanobu Fukuoka, a wise Japanese farmer and philosopher, who believed in and advocated natural farming and...

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BFF Talks: Exploring the Unlikely Connection of Art, Social Entrepreneurship and Conservation

August 30, 2018

Meet Niccolo Jose and Jen Horn One is an artist and woodworker; the other, a community engagement consultant and staunch proponent for the sustainable lifestyle Together, they are forest conservation advocates and certified BFFs of the Best Friends...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 26 M in Grants

August 30, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - During its third quarterly meeting for 2018, the Forest Foundation Philippines' Board of Trustees (BOT) approved over PHP 26 M in medium and large grants to conserve, protect and sustainably manage the country's most critical...

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Sustainability Summit 2018

July 13, 2018

Forest Foundation Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), Enderun Colleges and AGREA, will hold the Sustainability Summit 2018 on August 1, 2018 at The Tent...

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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Geography of Governance: Landscape and Resource Management, A National Environmental Dialogue on Landscape Governance

June 30, 2018

Background: Forest Foundation Philippines and Tropenbos International entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to collaboratively promote inclusive and sustainable governance of forested landscape in the Philippines To realize this common...

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Foundation-supported Scholars Graduate from UPLB

June 25, 2018

LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES - Six college scholars and one graduate scholar supported by the Forest Foundation Philippines graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) last June 23, 2018 The Foundation, together with the UPLB College...

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Forest Foundation, USAID Protect Wildlife Support the Conservation and Protection of Mt. Mantalingahan

June 1, 2018

PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES - Forest Foundation Philippines and USAID Protect Wildlife recently organized a Social Marketing for Behavior Change Workshop for the Mt Mantalingahan Protected Landscape Protected Area Office (MMPL PAO) During the workshop,...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Organizes Knowledge Exchange Roundtable With Grantees

May 10, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Forest Foundation Philippines organized a knowledge exchange roundtable on managing virtual information with its grantees, Non-Timber Forest Products - Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP), Green Convergence (GC) and Community and...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 45 M in Grants

April 25, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - During its second quarterly meeting for 2018, the Forest Foundation Philippines’ Board of Trustees (BOT) approved over PHP 45 M in medium and large grants to conserve, protect and sustainably manage the country’s most...

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Forest Foundation Philippines and The Samdhana Institute Organizes First Partners’ Meeting for Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental

April 10, 2018

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES - The Forest Foundation Philippines and The Samdhana Institute organized its first Partners' Meeting for the focal landscape of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental The Meeting served as a venue for the Foundation's grantees...

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BFFs Wanted: Forest Foundation Launches the Best Friends of the Forest Movement

April 6, 2018

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is facing a rapid decline of forest cover—from 27 million hectares down to already as little as 7 million hectares In fact, most of the country’s old growth forests are in danger of deforestation...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Supports Capacity Building Activity on Landscape Governance

March 14, 2018

Early this year, the Organizing Committee for the National Environmental Dialogue organized a capacity building activity on landscape governance for its member organizations During the activity, key concepts about federalism as a form of...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 47M in Grants

February 8, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - During its first quarterly meeting for 2018, the Forest Foundation Philippines’ Board of Trustees (BOT) approved over PHP 47 M in medium and large grants to support projects that can contribute to the protection and...

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DENR and Green Convergence to Hold the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit in Cebu

January 23, 2018

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Green Convergence, with the support of Forest Foundation Philippines and Energy Development Corporation, will hold the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit on February 20-22, 2018 at the...

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Forest Foundation Philippines Approves Over PHP 90 M in Grants

November 28, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - During its third quarterly meeting, the Forest Foundation Philippines’ Board of Trustees approved over PHP 90 M in medium and large grants to support projects that will protect the country’s forests The approved projects...

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Forest Foundation Philippines and Tropenbos International Train Stakeholders on Landscape Governance

November 21, 2017

PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES - The Forest Foundation Philippines and Tropenbos International, in partnership with the Wageningen University - Centre for Development Innovation and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, organized the Philippine...

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