The Flagship Species Initiative (FSI), under the BINHI Program, aims to protect native flora and fauna species in EDC’s operational wind and geothermal project sites. As part of our efforts to raise public awareness about the species, EDC BINHI partnered with the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI), Karaw CraftVentures, and two community organizations from Sorsogon Province — Bacman Host Communities Multipurpose Cooperative (BMPC) and Seeds of Hope.
This collaboration resulted in the creation of the plush toys that will serve as tools to increase the awareness of the general public on biodiversity conservation while developing the capacity of the partner communities to create their own social enterprises based on sewing and tailoring.
Vernacular Name: Tugkolling (Manovo)
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN), Vulnerable (DAO)
This bird can be found in Mt. Apo and Mt. Kitanglad, and it is found to be commonly habiting within the Mt. Apo Geothermal Reservation. It is often observed perched on top of exposed dead branches, and it eats berries and insects.
Did You Know?
They are known to nest in tree holes made by woodpeckers!
Vernacular Name: Kabog / Kabag
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
This nocturnal megabat only eats fruits and helps in spreading seeds in the forests, and it travel as much as 40 kph to look for food. It can be found nowhere else but only in the Philippines.
Did You Know?
This is the largest bat species in the world!
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