Biodiversity
conservation and monitoring

EDC BINHI implements its Biodiversity Conservation & Monitoring Program (BCMP) to safeguard its wildlife and rich biodiversity in its geothermal reservations. The BCMP is led by an in-house team of wildlife biologists and foresters in partnership with expert groups such as the University of the Philippines Institute of Biology (UP-IB), Silliman University in Negros Oriental, and the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI) in Negros Occidental.

A Turquoise Flycatcher (Eumyias panayensis)

NEON TOMAS B. ROSELL II

Through the BCMP, EDC BINHI has documented at least 520 unique species of fauna

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

39

species of bats

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

25

species of medium and large-sized mammals

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

Half of these are wildlife endemic to the geothermal reservations and found nowhere else in the world. In most project sites, the forests within the EDC-managed watersheds represent the last remaining blocks of contiguous forests. EDC BINHI’s vital forest protection initiatives are made possible only through collaboration with the DENR, local government units, and other stakeholders that help conserve these forest habitats.

The partnership between UP-IB and EDC BINHI has generated a vast amount of knowledge on the rich biodiversity present in each geothermal facility since it began its first phase back in 2008. Thus, the biodiversity metrics component of BCMP’s third phase will use this 10-year baseline of information to develop standards for assessing and monitoring the health and integrity of the forest and streams within EDC BINHI’s geothermal facilities.

With EDC BINHI’s sites serving as a natural laboratory to test out this new system, it aims to create a widespread adoption as the Philippines’ standard ecosystem health assessment and monitoring system.

Flagship Species Initiative (FSI)

The ability of flora and fauna to control oxygen levels in the air is crucial to our survival. These biotic components also deliver vital needs like food, water, and medicine to us and help keep the balance of our ecosystems. Under the Energy Development Corporation’s Flagship Species Initiative, we aim to protect and showcase one flora and one fauna species per project site and continuously educate the community on the importance of protecting and conserving threatened wildlife species.

Biodiversity
conservation and monitoring

Through the BCMP, EDC BINHI has documented at least 520 unique species of fauna

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

Half of these are wildlife endemic to the geothermal reservations and found nowhere else in the world. In most project sites, the forests within the EDC-managed watersheds represent the last remaining blocks of contiguous forests. EDC BINHI’s vital forest protection initiatives are made possible only through collaboration with the DENR, local government units, and other stakeholders that help conserve these forest habitats.

The partnership between UP-IB and EDC BINHI has generated a vast amount of knowledge on the rich biodiversity present in each geothermal facility since it began its first phase back in 2008. Thus, the biodiversity metrics component of BCMP’s third phase will use this 10-year baseline of information to develop standards for assessing and monitoring the health and integrity of the forest and streams within EDC BINHI’s geothermal facilities.

With EDC BINHI’s sites serving as a natural laboratory to test out this new system, it aims to create a widespread adoption as the Philippines’ standard ecosystem health assessment and monitoring system.

Flagship Species Initiative (FSI)

The ability of flora and fauna to control oxygen levels in the air is crucial to our survival. These biotic components also deliver vital needs like food, water, and medicine to us and help keep the balance of our ecosystems. Under the Energy Development Corporation’s Flagship Species Initiative, we aim to protect and showcase one flora and one fauna species per project site and continuously educate the community on the importance of protecting and conserving threatened wildlife species.

Biodiversity
conservation and monitoring

Through the BCMP, EDC BINHI has documented at least 520 unique species of fauna

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

39

species of bats

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

25

species of medium and large-sized mammals

39

species of bats

344

species of birds

55

species of reptiles

51

species of frogs

25

species of medium- and large-sized mammals

Half of these are wildlife endemic to the geothermal reservations and found nowhere else in the world. In most project sites, the forests within the EDC-managed watersheds represent the last remaining blocks of contiguous forests. EDC BINHI’s vital forest protection initiatives are made possible only through collaboration with the DENR, local government units, and other stakeholders that help conserve these forest habitats.

The partnership between UP-IB and EDC BINHI has generated a vast amount of knowledge on the rich biodiversity present in each geothermal facility since it began its first phase back in 2008. Thus, the biodiversity metrics component of BCMP’s third phase will use this 10-year baseline of information to develop standards for assessing and monitoring the health and integrity of the forest and streams within EDC BINHI’s geothermal facilities.

With EDC BINHI’s sites serving as a natural laboratory to test out this new system, it aims to create a widespread adoption as the Philippines’ standard ecosystem health assessment and monitoring system.

Flagship Species Initiative (FSI)

The ability of flora and fauna to control oxygen levels in the air is crucial to our survival. These biotic components also deliver vital needs like food, water, and medicine to us and help keep the balance of our ecosystems. Under the Energy Development Corporation’s Flagship Species Initiative, we aim to protect and showcase one flora and one fauna species per project site and continuously educate the community on the importance of protecting and conserving threatened wildlife species.