Research, Education & Conservation
Buhay is the Filipino word for life or living. Ilang is the word for wilderness. Together, buhay-ilang is wildlife. Buhay-ilang Research, Education and Conservation is a non-stock non-profit organization aimed at studying and protecting the wildlife of the Philippines
Who We Are
Through the years we have all been working together on a multitude of projects or through volunteering in organizations such as the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines or as board members of the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines. We have applied for personal grants to do research about the IUCN Data Deficient Batanes pit viper (Trimeresurus mcgregori) in 2016, the IUCN Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) in 2017, Sulu Hornbill (Anthracoceros montani) in 2016 and 2018, and Isabela Oriole (Oriolus isabellae) ongoing since 2012. We are members of the Technical Working Group for the Philippine Red List Committee, IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group and IUCN Hornbill Specialist Group. We have done awareness raising by giving guided birding trips at the Masungi Georeserve, conducting biodiversity surveys and trainings in Palawan and Luzon. We have been an integral part to the creation of bird guidebooks, threatened species lists and are currently working on a coffee table book for the WBCP. Our combined expertise is our greatest asset, cooperation among our members our greatest strength.