Wildlife Conservation through Community Empowerment

Wildlife Conservation through Community Empowerment

(c) Charoenchai Tothaisong
Grantee Environmental Legal Assistance Center
Type Protecting Pangolin Landscapes
Location Philippines
Grant Amount $37,990
Duration 1 year

The province of Palawan is an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the few regions in the Philippines with high biological diversity. It is home to the critically endangered Palawan pangolin and other rare wildlife. The PCF funded the Environmental Legal Assistance Center to establish a community-based conservation effort in northern Palawan in order to strengthen existing enforcement efforts to address wildlife and related crimes. This work is essential as wildlife poaching and illegal logging are key threats to this forest ecosystem.