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Help us and be counted

KFI operates solely on funds from concerned organizations, government and individuals. Thus, we continuously need to raise funds for the care and conservation of the endangered wildlife. Help us, be counted and make a difference to wildlife conservation!

Other ways to help us

 


Link to our Youth

The core project of the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Programme is a wardens scheme to guard the cockatoos, particularly during the breeding season. Former poachers were recruited as wildlife wardens because of their profound knowledge of the species. They are indigenous people of Palawan: the Pala’wan from the south, the Tagbanua tribes and the Cuyunin from the northern part of the province. In return for their dedication and commitment to the project, KFI implements livelihood activities to augment their income. You too can help our wardens through sending their children to school. Adopt a scholar and send our youth to school!

KFI organized youth clubs to help implement the conservation education activities of the program: the Narra Youth Organization for Environmental Conservation (NYOFEC) and the Katala Conservation Club (KCC). These young conservationists voluntarily share their services to disseminate the message of conservation, both to the young populace and even to adults. They are helping in the conduct of puppet shows, mascot shows and other environmental activities. If you are doing related activities for the environment, tell and share that to our youth. Write, share your stories, be a pal and our youth will mail you back. To interact with our youth, please contact us.

You may also learn our biodiversity together with our youth. Our youth activities include ecosystem exposures, birdwatching, tree planting and more. Sponsor their activities and we will send you copy of their reports.

Click here to sponsor our youth's activities

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Get involved!

The Katala Foundation believes that increased awareness and knowledge on biological conservation is vital to influence positive behaviour towards protection and conservation. We have initiated several activities and programs in varied strategies to heighten our local partners’ knowledge and awareness on biodiversity conservation.

One of the most effective learning approaches that capture a wider audience is the celebration of nature festivals that promote environmental learning through fun activities. In our three project sites, we have successfully initiated such festivals as annual gathering for the entire community to promote local biodiversity and encourage a wider populace to get involved in conservation efforts. In Dumaran, northern Palawan, our Kalabukay (local name of the Philippine cockatoo) Festival has been running since 5 years; in Rizal, southern Palawan, we are on our 3rd year of the Kalikasan (nature) Festival and in Narra, this year is our 2nd Katala Festival. The Kalabukay and Katala Festival are celebrated every June of the year in Dumaran and Narra respectively while the Kalikasan Festival is celebrated in April. In these festivals, several activities are conducted: billboard making contest, murals, and conservation races for school children, environmental singing contest, arts contest and essay writing contest for school children, kite flying contest, beauty and talent search for adults, mascot appearances, puppet shows, street dancing competition participated in by barangay/communities, face painting and others. We are raising funds in order to sustain these environmentally-important yearly activities.

Share, get involved and be a part of these festivals!

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Soon you can "Be a friend of Katala"

The critically endangered Philippine cockatoo or Katala needs friends in order to survive. The Katala is possibly the most endangered species of the cockatoo family and can be found only in the Philippines. In the last ten years, its population declined more than 80%. They are now on the brink of extinction due mainly to poaching and habitat destruction. All known unprotected cockatoo nests are poached for pet trade. Lowland forests are converted for agriculture, mining or settling. Save their remaining population, be an e-member of the Katala Foundation. Be a friend of Katala and make a difference to wildlife conservation! 

Check this website regularly for further announcement and to get updated on the start of this program.

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