Help us and be counted
KFI operates solely on funds from concerned organizations,
government and individuals. Thus, we continuously need to raise
funds for the care and conservation of the endangered wildlife. Help
us, be counted and make a difference to wildlife conservation!
Other ways to help us
Link to our Youth
The core project of the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation
Programme is a wardens scheme to guard the cockatoos, particularly
during the breeding season. Former poachers were recruited as
wildlife wardens because of their profound knowledge of the species.
They are indigenous people of Palawan: the Pala’wan from the south,
the Tagbanua tribes and the Cuyunin from the northern part of the
province. In return for their dedication and commitment to the
project, KFI implements livelihood activities to augment their
income. You too can help our wardens through sending their children
Adopt a scholar and send our youth to school!
KFI organized youth clubs to help implement the conservation
education activities of the program: the Narra Youth Organization
for Environmental Conservation (NYOFEC) and the Katala Conservation
Club (KCC). These young conservationists voluntarily share their
services to disseminate the message of conservation, both to the
young populace and even to adults. They are helping in the conduct
of puppet shows, mascot shows and other environmental activities. If
you are doing related activities for the environment, tell and share
that to our youth. Write, share your stories, be a pal and our youth
will mail you back.
To interact with our youth, please contact
You may also learn our biodiversity together with our youth. Our
youth activities include ecosystem exposures, birdwatching, tree
planting and more. Sponsor their activities and we will send you
copy of their reports.
Click here to sponsor our youth's activities
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The Katala Foundation believes that increased awareness and
knowledge on biological conservation is vital to influence positive behaviour towards protection and conservation. We have initiated
several activities and programs in varied strategies to heighten our
local partners’ knowledge and awareness on biodiversity
One of the most effective learning approaches that capture a
wider audience is the celebration of nature festivals that promote
environmental learning through fun activities. In our three project
sites, we have successfully initiated such festivals as annual
gathering for the entire community to promote local biodiversity and
encourage a wider populace to get involved in conservation efforts.
In Dumaran, northern Palawan, our Kalabukay (local name of the
Philippine cockatoo) Festival has been running since 5 years; in Rizal, southern Palawan, we are on our 3rd year of the Kalikasan
(nature) Festival and in Narra, this year is our 2nd Katala
Festival. The Kalabukay and Katala Festival are celebrated every
June of the year in Dumaran and Narra respectively while the
Kalikasan Festival is celebrated in April. In these festivals,
several activities are conducted: billboard making contest, murals,
and conservation races for school children, environmental singing
contest, arts contest and essay writing contest for school children,
kite flying contest, beauty and talent search for adults, mascot
appearances, puppet shows, street dancing competition participated
in by barangay/communities, face painting and others. We are raising
funds in order to sustain these environmentally-important yearly
Share, get involved and be a part of these festivals!
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Soon you can "Be a friend of Katala"
The critically endangered Philippine cockatoo or Katala needs
friends in order to survive. The Katala is possibly the most
endangered species of the cockatoo family and can be found only in
the Philippines. In the last ten years, its population declined more
than 80%. They are now on the brink of extinction due mainly to
poaching and habitat destruction. All known unprotected cockatoo
nests are poached for pet trade. Lowland forests are converted for
agriculture, mining or settling. Save their remaining population, be
an e-member of the Katala Foundation. Be a friend of Katala and make
a difference to wildlife conservation!
Check this website regularly for further announcement and to get
updated on the start of this program.
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