Haribon is a membership organization committed to nature conservation through community empowerment, and scientific excellence.
Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Inc. is a membership organization committed to nature conservation through community empowerment and scientific excellence. The name Haribon was coined from Haring Ibon or the Philippine Eagle. It was so named because the existence of the king of birds is a perfect barometer of the state of our forests. Haribon is the Philippines pioneer environmental organization. Haribon practically gave birth to the Philippine environmental movement. Hatched in 1972, the organization, and the individuals it trained and nurtured were instrumental in the formation of other environmental organizations in the country. The niche of Haribon – developed over 40 years of scientific excellence and socio – economic research – is biodiversity conservation. The Foundation's natural and social scientists continue to work with people from all levels of governance to develop sustainable resource management strategies.