The Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat (CNCH) project started in 2014, & includes:
The Almaciga tree (Agathis philippinensis) is the primary non-timber forest product of the forests of Cleopatra’s Needle—its high-value resin represents approximately 80% of the income of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) who have lived in this area since time immemorial. This ancient coniferous tree used to dominate the forests of northern Palawan—over-harvesting, together with illegal activities, now threaten its existence. The indigenous communities in the area together with CS aim to ensure the future of the Almaciga tree, and thus livelihood and existence of the IPs, through research,
reforestation, education & training, and enforcement.
Started in 2014 at Cleopatra’s Needle, the project involves:
This is the latest project conducted by CS, and achieved the following: