Biodiversity loss resulting from the damage of natural ecosystems is a complex global problem, posing a challenge for the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (FES). Particularly actual is in tropical areas, where deforested land degrades rapidly in the horizon of years. Isolated environments with a high proportion of endemic species, such as the Philippines archipelago, are facing the most acute threat.
Since 2014, FES operates on the island of Bohol thanks to partnerships and collaboration with following organisations: Wings Of Serenity Inc. (WOS), Bohol Island State University (BISU), Department Of Environment And Natural Resources (DENR), Habitat Bohol and Tarsius, o.s.
FES has its base in town of Bilar at the Habitat Bohol, a quiet garden private facility for breeding and reintroduction of Philippine butterflies. Base provides to researchers a fully equipped bungalow with sanitary facilities, electricity and nearby restaurant with internet.
Bilar and its surroundings offer a variety of habitats from degraded agricultural soils through the rice paddies and plantations, secondary forests to the primary rainforest. Therefore, we can study everything from basic elements’ turnover to social behaviour of the Philippine tarsier.
How to attend research in the Philippines?
FES offers financial support for research project to students through a competition Internal Grant Agency (IGA), which has been held annually in February. Successful applicants can obtain a research grant of up to three years.