The Talarak Foundation Inc. (TFI) was established on the 14th December 2010 as a non-profit association with the intention to set and provide the long-term protection of threatened and rare Philippine biodiversity through conservation programs.
Objectives of the Foundation:
1. to process and implement projects that will support the long-term conservation of Philippine biodiversity in cooperation with other interest groups
2. to build up an effective system of cooperation and active collaboration between the interest groups in order to implement protective initiatives leading to the preservation of Philippine biodiversity (such as restoration of land or farm land back to the form of the forest)
3. to improve the public awareness of the importance and uniqueness of Philippine biodiversity in order to obtain better local and international support for restoration activities
4. to provide the necessary support and resources to make the continuation of the initiatives for the protection of biodiversity
An integral part of the conservation activities of the TALARAK conservation center for endangered animals and Talarak Foundation are educational and training activities among the residents of the endangered forests, especially on the Negros island, where the conservation center is located, and targeted cooperation with interest groups.
The founding members of the Talarak Foundation Inc.
Anthony O. Ramos, Talisay City
Juan Javier J. Garcia, Bacolod City
Jose Ricardo J. Garcia, Bacolod City
Julian Edgardo J. Garcia, Bacolod City
Augusto D. Sison, Talisay City
Fernando L. Gutierez, Kabankalan City
Pavel Hospodarsky, Bacolod City
Juan Andres Corro