The Philippines have traditionally supported some of the most spectacular primary rainforests in South East Asia. In some islands such as Mindanao and Palawan, remnants of the great rainforests remain, though deforestation has decimated old growth forests in many areas. In addition to tropical rainforests, unique bamboo and mangrove ecosystems exist across the archipelago. The diversity of habitats in the Philippines support an exuberance of life making it one of the world’s seventeen “megadiverse countries” as well as a global biodiversity hotspot. Endangered wildlife such as the Philippine Eagle and Philippine Tarsier, as well as almost half of the countries 1,196 known species of amphibians, birds and mammals are endemic and found nowhere else. Your donation will help restore the Philippines spectacular forests, protect the island’s biodiversity and develop sustainable livelihood options for local communities.