BINHI Goes To Mt. Makiling

Geothermal energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC)’s flagship environmental program is BINHI, a conservation program that focuses on propagating and mainstreaming 96 identified rare and threatened Philippine tree species in partnership with 164 different institutions and groups across 16 regions in the country. To help its partners further appreciate the work that the BINHI team does on-ground, EDC recently organized a two-day BINHI TREK (Tree Encounter and Knowledge Sharing) in Mt. Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna. Representatives from Masungi Georeserve, 2030 Youth Force Philippines, National University (NU) Mountaineers, Rain Forest Restoration Network Initiative (RFRI), Earth Day Network Philippines Inc. (EDNPI), Permaculture Philippines Association (PPA), the University of the Philippines–Los Baños (UPLB) College of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystem joined the hike. The partners participated in tree inventory activities such as tree identification, tree measurement and tree geo-tagging, as well as observation of endemic fauna such as native bats.

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