“The continuous survival of the Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) mainly depends on the unified and concerted efforts not only of the Mindoreños but all the Filipinos.” This is the very essence of Presidential Proclamation No. 273 that declares October of every year as a “Special Month for the Conservation and Protection of the Tamaraw in Mindoro”. The Proclamation urges all government offices, agencies, and instrumentalities in the whole Island of Mindoro to implement activities geared toward the conservation of the Tamaraw and its habitats, and continuously intensifiy the same by having the month of October of every year as a special occasion to commemorate the month of Tamaraw, the critically endangered species – THE PRIDE OF ALL FILIPINOS.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Tamaraw atin ito! Ipagmalaki mo bilang Pilipino”.
The DENR, through the Tamaraw Conservation Project (TCP) and the Provincial Governments of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, in cooperation with partner organizations lined up the following activities for this year’s Tamaraw Month celebration: