Ipo Watershed is a vital link in the Angat-Umiray-Ipo watersheds system which supplies around 98% of the water needs of Metro Manila. The protection of this area is crucial in ensuring water security – and for this we have the Bantay Gubat rangers to thank.
Currently there are 173 Bantay Gubat rangers divided into 7 teams patrolling the 6,600 hectares of forest land that surrounds the area. Faced with insufficient equipment to deal with constant rains and overnight patrols, the rangers of the Bantay Gubat are calling on you for help. They’ve requested for the following equipment: 1) Solar powerbanks to charge their phones and geocams for fieldwork ; 2) Tents and canvas covers for when they set up camp; 3) Boots for traversing rain-soaked trails; and 4) Durable flashlights for navigating through the night.
Your donations will supply our Bantay Gubat rangers with the equipment they need to protect the forests of Ipo. Each pair of boots costs P500, while P1,500 is enough to fully equip a single ranger. We’re looking to raise P260,000, to make sure all 173 of our Bantay Gubat rangers get what they need to do their jobs.
2019 has just started. Start the year right and support our forest rangers. After all, they support our lives every day with the work they do to protect our source of water.