Technical Reports

Spatial Analysis of Biophysical and Socio-Economic Variables in Support of Decision-Making on Conservation and Development Issues: A Case Study of Mindoro Island

The Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI) was established to address the long-term conservation of Mindoro’s endemic wildlife and their natural habitats for the benefit of future generations of all people. Its mandate is to develop integrated biodiversity conservation and development programs, which include improved dissemination of knowledge, management practices, and the active participation and collaboration of relevant stakeholders.

This study was commissioned by MBCFI to gain a better understanding of competing development priorities in Mindoro, particularly mining and biodiversity conservation. The inputs from this study aims to support the formulation of an institutional position paper in relation to mining, which is envisioned to guide the strategic direction of MBCFI’s conservation work and initiatives in Mindoro.