(and counting!) raised for forest conservation through your kind support.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the passion that powers this shop. 🙂

Philippine native flora and fauna gifts

Your purchase enables me to keep creating and doing work that can help promote the importance of Philippine native flora and fauna in forest conservation, and in assisting reforestation efforts in protected landscapes.

Transparency reports:

P19,250 raised in June 2020 for the Ipo Watershed Bantay Gubat (donated thru WWF Philippines) via sales of #ForestBirdsPh prints
P75,000 raised in November 2020 for Typhoon Ulysses flood victims (donated thru Kaya Natin Ph) via sales of #ForestFruitsPh prints
P25,000 raised in May 2021 for the Ipo Watershed Bantay Gubat (donated thru Philippine Parks & Biodiversity) via 50% of sales of #ForestBloomsPh Jewelry
P4.500 raised in September 2021 and P3,780 raised in February 2022 for the Ipo Watershed Bantay Gubat (donated thru Philippine Parks & Biodiversity) via 10% of sales of the #ForestProducePh Market Tote
P25,400 raised in July 2022 (P6,350 per donee) for Sitio Maguli Marginal Farmers Producers Cooperative in Sierra Madre, Kitanglad Guard Volunteers Association Inc. (KGVAI) in Bukidnon, Palawan Center for Appropriate Rural Technology, Inc. (PCART) in Palawan, and Women Enablers Advocates and Volunteers for Empowering and Responsive Solutions Inc. (WEAVERS) in Leyte via 40% of sales of #ForestLandscapesPh notebooks and 20% of sales of #ForestBloomsPh enamel pins.

Why native trees?

Do you sometimes wonder why, however tall or sturdy a tree may look like, it can get uprooted quite easily during a typhoon? This might be because the tree is an introduced species not adapted to our local climate. In contrast, native trees adapt better to our environment hence their resilience to extreme weather conditions. Native trees also conserve an area’s biodiversity by forming intricate networks with birds, insects and other species by providing them homes.

In recent years, there has been growing support for “rainforestation.” It refers to reforestation efforts that promote the use of native tree species to conserve the biodiversity and ecological integrity of our forests.

Through the #DrawNativeTreesPH Initiative launched with the guidance of Forest Foundation Philippines in September 2018, our collaborative goal is to raise awareness on the importance of our native trees in conserving and protecting our forests, while also introducing a few of our own beautiful trees.