Preparing evidence-based conservation of the Oliver’s warty pig on Mindoro island, Philippines

Species: Oliver's warty pig; Philippine warty pig; Visayan warty pig; Palawan bearded pig; Sunda bearded pig; domestic pig


Location: Philippines


Start date: 2019


Major partners: Joliesa Mae Salmoy Toledo MSc, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Central Mindanao University; Dr. Scott Wilson, Head of Field Programmes, Chester Zoo; Dr. Johanna Rode-Margono, Stiftung Artenschutz; Dr. Alain M. Frantz, National Museum of Natural History Luxembourg


Summary: This project aims to detect and protect the last endemic populations of endangered suids in the Philippines. Activities include telemetry and camera trapping; population genetics and taxonomy; skill improvement for local counterparts; and creating an attitude of the local population, that will secure the survival of endangered suids in the long term.


Website: www.anbio.org


WPSG Member contact: Frank Drygala