Project FOREST: Ang Tatay Kong Bantay Gubat

In “Ang Tatay Kong Bantay Gubat,” young readers meet Eman, an energetic and enthusiastic Indigenous Tagbanua child who admires his father, Eke. Eke serves as a forest ranger, a true hero fighting against illegal logging in the park. Eman dreams of following in his father’s footsteps when he grows up. His mother leads ecotours in the park, contributing to forest conservation efforts. However, their lives take a dramatic turn when Eke’s team encounters armed timber poachers in the forest. Eke is injured and finds himself separated from his team, alone in the vast wilderness. Will he be able to find his way back to Eman and his mother?

Developed in partnership with Ekomunikatib Multimedia Consultancy Services, our grantee, through USAID’s Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (SIBOL) initiative, Project FOREST aims to cultivate a deep awareness of forest conservation among elementary school students in the PPSRNP through conservation storytelling.

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Forest Foundation Philippines is part of the USAID SIBOL Consortium.