The Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. was organized through the efforts of Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Program. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization on March 19, 2008 to help protect Mindoro’s breathtaking haven of biodiversity. It has received its core funding from Malampaya Joint Venture Partners. It is an operating organization that implements conservation initiatives in various sites that include surveys, mapping of habitats and land use, organizing trainings for teachers, and publishing biodiversity handbooks. Its main office is located at Unit 406, Richville Corporate Center, Madrigal, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The foundation has 11 project-based staff, and 9 (1-vacant position) members of the Board of Trustees.
Its purposes among others, are “to envision the long-term conservation of Mindoro’s native and endemic wildlife and their natural habitats for the benefit and wonder of future generations of all people who may inhabit and share the natural resources of the island; to enhance and enable the conservation of Mindoro’s unique and threatened environment, biodiversity and natural resources into perpetuity through the establishment of integrated biodiversity conservation and development programs; and to implement conservation initiatives in Mindoro Island, which is recognized as one of the global biodiversity conservation priority areas, particularly in terms of the number of endemic species, diversity of habitats and degrees of threats”. The Foundation’s programs/projects focused on the following areas: 1) Resources, Environment, Species and Ecological Assessment for Responsible Change (RESEARCH); 2) Conservation Awareness Raising and Education (CARE); and 3) Mindoro Island Symbolic Species Icons of Nature (MISSION). Geographical scope of programs: Mindoro.