Cover photo: Tamaraw amongst vegetation © Gregg Yan
Population and Habitat Viability Assessment Workshop
A Population and Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA) is a workshop process designed by the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG), which enables diverse groups of stakeholders to build achievable species conservation plans quickly and collaboratively, using the best available information and science-based tools.
The proposed PHVA workshop aims to address the different issues and challenges the tamaraw is facing today and update the last tamaraw PHVA workshop of 1996. The workshop provides an opportunity to develop a plan that brings benefits both to Tamaraw and also to the people living, working or using areas where tamaraw live.
The workshop was organised on the behalf of the AWCSG and was conducted in December 2018. It will serve as a strategic guideline to design and implement a Conservation and Management Action Plan. This Action Plan intends to address all tamaraw sub-populations and to provide a long-term strategic vision for the species on the whole Mindoro Island. It will work with stakeholder to try and conserve the species and its habitat over the next ten years.