Forest Landscapes Illustrated Maps for Forest Foundation Philippines

Philippine Forest Landscape Maps
Philippine Forest Landscape Maps - Sierra Madre, Palawan
Philippine Forest Landscape Maps - Samar and Leyte, Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental<br />
Philippine Forest Landscape Maps
At the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) in Misamis Oriental.
Philippine Forest Landscape Maps
At Forest Foundation Philippines’ Sierra Madre Development Workshop in Quirino.
Philippine Forest Landscape Maps
At the University of the Philippines (UP) Tacloban in Leyte.
Bulaklak Philippine Native Flowers Plates Illustrations

My earlier collaborations with Forest Foundation Philippines were able to produce an awareness campaign and advocacy items that champion the importance of Philippine native trees in forest & biodiversity conservation (see #DrawNativeTreesPh). To reinforce the impact of the previous projects, and to hopefully further deepen people’s connection with our forests, the next step was to make learning materials that highlight a Sustainable Landscape Approach in conservation.

“The Sustainable Landscape Approach allows a landscape to be seen as a series of interdependent natural and human systems, and is particularly useful when there are multiple stakeholders within a landscape with varying resource requirements and interdependencies.” (Source: Forest Foundation Philippines, Sustainable Landscape Approach Brief)

Public awareness – especially for people living in the landscapes – about this symbiotic connection can be helpful for identifying ways forward in addressing issues of forest protection, conservation, and ultimately, climate change.

The challenge then was how to visually communicate this idea. With expert guidance from the Foundation’s landscape coordinators, foresters, and project officers to ensure accuracy, I made illustrated maps of the four focal Forest Foundation Philippines landscapes: Sierra Madre, Samar and Leyte, Bukidnon / Misamis Oriental, and Palawan. Each map showcases the landscapes’ respective protected areas, indigenous communities, industries and produce, ecotourism sites, and select native flora & fauna through little icons to express how these components all play roles in forest (and even cultural) conservation and protection, and how they also depend on the forests and one another to survive and thrive.

*Thanks as always to the hard-working Forest Foundation team for this meaningful project. <3

Bagui, Diane Estephanie – Landscape Coordinator for National Projects
Belmonte, Schenley Anne – Project Officer
Buduan, Eric – Landscape Coordinator for Sierra Madre and Mindanao
Canivel, Jose Andres – Executive Director
Gabriel, Ana Veronica – Landscape Coordinator for Palawan
Gualberto, Xyla Mercedita – Associate for Mindanao
Pamplona, Marjorie – Landscape Coordinator for Samar and Leyte

Philippine Forest Landscape Maps
Sir Eric Buduan of Forest Foundation Philippines at the Sierra Madre Development Workshop.

As of this writing, we have produced posters that are already being used in the Foundation’s development workshops, and postcard sets of the maps (for sale in my webshop). More materials are currently in production and I’ll be updating the blog once they are launched.

*On-site activity photos are courtesy of Forest Foundation Philippines

 

Forest Landscapes Illustrated Maps for Forest Foundation Philippines

Forest Landscapes Illustrated Maps for Forest Foundation Philippines

EDC BINHI Flagship Flora & Fauna Illustrations

EDC BINHI Flagship Flora & Fauna Illustrations

Bulaklak Collection: Tableware for Casa Juan MNL

Bulaklak Collection: Tableware for Casa Juan MNL

Philippine Forest Blooms Embroidery Kit: A Collaboration with CraftMNL

Philippine Forest Blooms Embroidery Kit: A Collaboration with CraftMNL

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Native Produce Market Tote

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Philippine Forest Blooms Jewelry Collection

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Forest Reflections Nature Appreciation Journal

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

Sekaya 2020 Prescribing Nature Gift Packs

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

Tanim: A Filipino Botanical Oracle Deck

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

UTMeArtPh x Fiesta T-shirt for Uniqlo Philippines

Philippine Forest Fruits Set of 30 Postcards

Philippine Forest Fruits Set of 30 Postcards

Philippine Forest Blooms 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

Philippine Forest Blooms 2020 Desk Calendar and Notepad Set

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

Philippine Forest Blooms Native Flowering Trees Planner

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Bahay Kubo” for Go Lokal

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

“Garden Bloom” Embroidered Pen Capsule for Filed!

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Pop Culture Postcards

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Pinoy Food, Fruits, Flowers & Birds Stickers

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Philippine Flora & Fauna Notebooks

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Giraffe and Zebra Tees for Googoo&Gaga

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

Eraserheads EP by Esquire Philippines

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“Ang Nawawalang Soundtrack” Vinyl Record

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“The Heads Set” Eraserheads Boxed Set

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Not By The Book” by Tippi Ocampo

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

“Effect Desired: None” Imago Album

Wedding Essentials Magazine

Wedding Essentials Magazine

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