Get Involved

KFI operates solely on funds from concerned organizations, government and individuals. Thus, we continuously need to raise funds for the care and conservation of the endangered wildlife. Help us, be counted and make a difference to wildlife conservation!

Other ways to help us

Link to our Youth
Get Involved!
Be a friend of Katala
Adopt an Animal
Katala Foundation runs the Katala Institute for Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (KIEBC) to maintain safety net populations of the cockatoo and several freshwater turtle species and provide venue for research and conservation education. By adopting an animal at the KIEBC, you are making a direct contribution of providing food, care and safeguarding the future of the species. Adopt an animal and make a difference to wildlife conservation!

How to adopt?

It is easy, fun and fulfilling to adopt an animal. You just need to fill in the “Adopt an Animal” form and send to Katala Foundation, Inc. Your adoption last for one or two years

What can you get?

As a guardian, you will receive the adoption pack consisting the following items and benefits:
• A personalized adoption certificate
• Set of KFI wildlife postcards
• An interesting fact sheet of the species
• Your name displayed on our “Thank You” plaques on our website
• Rasa Island Visitor’s Pass – to have an opportunity to do bird watching and wild walk on Rasa Island without costs for boat transfers and entrance fees.

Most importantly, the feeling of happiness and fulfillment that you help the future of the critically endangered and threatened species!

Click here to “Adopt-an-Animal”

Plant a Tree

Katala Foundation is involved in habitat restoration and rehabilitation for threatened species in Palawan. By “planting a tree”, you are paying to plant native tree seedlings to help provide food, nesting and breeding grounds for the wildlife. Every €3.20 donation is equivalent to 1 native tree seedling ready for transplanting. The amount includes maintenance until the seedling is established. Plant as many trees as you can and make a difference to wildlife conservation!

How to plant a tree?

It is easy, fun and fulfilling to plant a tree. You just need to fill in the “Plant a Tree” form and send to Katala Foundation, Inc.

What can you get?

As a sponsor, you will get the following recognition:
• Your name displayed on our online “Thank You” plaque to be posted in our website;
• Rasa Island Visitor’s Pass – to have an opportunity to do birdwatching and wild walk on Rasa Island without paying conservation fees.

For those who sponsored twenty trees or more (one sponsor):
• The above-mentioned recognition;
• Plus, a “Plant a Tree” certificate;
• Or, 1 certificate for a group sponsorship/ donation (depending on the number of sponsored trees)

Most importantly, the feeling of happiness and fulfillment that you help the future of the critically endangered and threatened species!

Click here to “Plant a Tree”

Link to our Youth
The core project of the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Programme is a wardens scheme to guard the cockatoos, particularly during the breeding season. Former poachers were recruited as wildlife wardens because of their profound knowledge of the species. They are indigenous people of Palawan: the Pala’wan from the south, the Tagbanua tribes and the Cuyunin from the northern part of the province. In return for their dedication and commitment to the project, KFI implements livelihood activities to augment their income. You too can help our wardens through sending their children to school. Adopt a scholar and send our youth to school!

KFI organized youth clubs to help implement the conservation education activities of the program: the Narra Youth Organization for Environmental Conservation (NYOFEC) and the Katala Conservation Club (KCC). These young conservationists voluntarily share their services to disseminate the message of conservation, both to the young populace and even to adults. They are helping in the conduct of puppet shows, mascot shows and other environmental activities. If you are doing related activities for the environment, tell and share that to our youth. Write, share your stories, be a pal and our youth will mail you back. To interact with our youth, please contact us.

You may also learn our biodiversity together with our youth. Our youth activities include ecosystem exposures, birdwatching, tree planting and more. Sponsor their activities and we will send you copy of their reports.

Click here to sponsor our youth’s activities

Get involved!
The Katala Foundation believes that increased awareness and knowledge on biological conservation is vital to influence positive behaviour towards protection and conservation. We have initiated several activities and programs in varied strategies to heighten our local partners’ knowledge and awareness on biodiversity conservation.

One of the most effective learning approaches that capture a wider audience is the celebration of nature festivals that promote environmental learning through fun activities. In our three project sites, we have successfully initiated such festivals as annual gathering for the entire community to promote local biodiversity and encourage a wider populace to get involved in conservation efforts. In Dumaran, northern Palawan, our Kalabukay (local name of the Philippine cockatoo) Festival has been running since 5 years; in Rizal, southern Palawan, we are on our 3rd year of the Kalikasan (nature) Festival and in Narra, this year is our 2nd Katala Festival. The Kalabukay and Katala Festival are celebrated every June of the year in Dumaran and Narra respectively while the Kalikasan Festival is celebrated in April. In these festivals, several activities are conducted: billboard making contest, murals, and conservation races for school children, environmental singing contest, arts contest and essay writing contest for school children, kite flying contest, beauty and talent search for adults, mascot appearances, puppet shows, street dancing competition participated in by barangay/communities, face painting and others. We are raising funds in order to sustain these environmentally-important yearly activities.

Share, get involved and be a part of these festivals!

Soon you can “Be a friend of Katala”
The critically endangered Philippine cockatoo or Katala needs friends in order to survive. The Katala is possibly the most endangered species of the cockatoo family and can be found only in the Philippines. In the last ten years, its population declined more than 80%. They are now on the brink of extinction due mainly to poaching and habitat destruction. All known unprotected cockatoo nests are poached for pet trade. Lowland forests are converted for agriculture, mining or settling. Save their remaining population, be an e-member of the Katala Foundation. Be a friend of Katala and make a difference to wildlife conservation!

Check this website regularly for further announcement and to get updated on the start of this program.