Palawan Biodiversity Conservation Advocates

Actively working for protection, conservation, enhancement, and sustainable management.

We make local conservation initiatives happen.

May 22, 2024

Project Management Training

May 20, 2024

RESTORE Project

May 20, 2024

Sea Turtle Conservation Training

Our Vision

PBCAI Envisions Palawan with sustainable natural resources

We at PBCAI (Palawan Biodiversity Conservation Advocates, Inc.) envision Palawan to have healthy and rich natural resources sustainably providing ecosystems goods and services to the local populations thru the dynamic process of resource-proprietorship and sustainable development and initiatives. 

Group photo of PBCAI members and Dumaran Island local community leaders holding a Ridge-to-Reef banner, indicating a collaborative project for ecosystem management in Palawan.

Members of the Palawan Biodiversity Conservation Advocates, Inc. (PBCAI) with local community leaders during a Coastal Resource Assessment Training in Dumaran Island, Palawan, supported by USAID and the Gerry Roxas Foundation., with WPU-ATBI as resource persons.

Our Goals

Change local perception and attitude from destructive to eco-friendly by instilling the ecological importance of biodiversity.

Capacitate local IP (Indigenous People) and non-IP communities to manage, protect and conserve the existing natural resources and biodiversity.

Implement ecosystems-based livelihood activities that will improve the human well-being of local and indigenous communities.

Organize communities to be able to benefit from services derived from the natural resources.

Habitat protection and conservation of key species of plants and animals.

Advocate for local legislations for better services and stronger implementation of environmental laws.

What We Do

Strengthen community resiliency.


How We Do It

PBCAI recognizes local capacity to build a resilient community. 

Why We Do It

A mangrove area in Northern Palawan that was severely damaged by Typhoon Odette. This once-thriving ecosystem, crucial for coastal protection and biodiversity, now stands in stark contrast with its lifeless trees and devastated landscape. The typhoon's impact not only disrupted the natural habitat but also the livelihoods of local communities dependent on these resources.

Loss of Habitat

This poignant image captures a sea turtle in the vulnerable act of laying eggs on a beach, a natural ritual increasingly threatened by human activity and environmental changes. The loss of natural habitats due to the receding coastline, exacerbated by climate change and rising sea levels, poses a significant threat to these creatures. Additionally, human activities such as coastal development, pollution, and recreational use of nesting beaches further disrupt the delicate balance necessary for sea turtles to thrive.

Community Resiliency

To foster sustainable livelihoods and food security through community-driven projects like freshwater prawn farming. This initiative not only provides a reliable source of income and nutrition for local communities but also promotes ecological conservation by integrating sustainable practices.

Resource Restoration

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A local woman in colorful attire planting mangrove propagule in the muddy waters of a dense mangrove forest in Palawan, Philippines.