The Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc. is a public interest environmental law office registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on January 30, 2001, a fully independent organization after thirteen (13) years of being the environmental law office of Haribon Foundation. It is an operating organization. Its main office is located at Rm M-01 CRM III Bldg. 106, Kamias, Quezon City. The organization has nineteen (19) regular staff, one (1) part-time staff, three (3), volunteers and eight (5) members of the Board of Trustees.
Following is the certification history of Tanggol Kalikasan:
First Application – December 23, 2002 – December 22, 2003 – 1 year
First Renewal – June 17, 2010 – May 13, 2013 – 3 years
Second Renewal – July 21, 2014 – February 11, 2017 – 5 years
Its purposes, among others, are “to operate a public interest organization working for environmental protection.” It envisions an empowered society that relates with its environment in a just and sustainable manner for the equitable benefit of all Filipinos. Its expressed mission statement is to facilitate the empowerment of communities and key institutions to manage their ecosystem using law and other creative mechanisms.