The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Inc. was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental and environmental corporation on October 17, 1984. It was organized and operated “to contribute to national development by conducting seminars, conferences and other initiatives and activities to undertake and/or underwrite pure and fundamental and / or applied research and/or creative work in environmental protection, natural resources conservation, wildlife management, and tribal culture.” Its office is located at 100 A. De Legaspi St., Brgy. Marilag, Project 4, Quezon City. The Foundation has 38 regular staff, 1 project-based staff, and 11 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 3 years on November 23, 2004 which ended on November 22, 2007. It was renewed for another 3 years on December 24, 2008 which ended on December 23, 2011. It was granted a 5-year certification on its second renewal on December 6, 2012 and which will end on December 7, 2017.
Haribon is a membership organization committed to nature conservation through community empowerment and scientific excellence. Currently, Haribon’s programs and activities are in four (4) regions, six (6) provinces and eighteen (18) municipalities in the country. Their programs focus on the following: education and training; protection of endangered tropical rainforests; advocacy against illegal wildlife trade; reducing the rate of deforestation and degradation of biologically-rich landscapes and seascapes; research and conservation of endangered wildlife, among others.