Raiza Elumba joined the Haribon Foundation not only as an employee in its Training Division, but also as a member.
She shared, “When I became a staff member I became a ‘true’ Haribon member. The programs and activities exposed me to what a conservation organization really does.”
Since then, she has participated in many activities including bird watching on Freedom Island in Manila Bay, fish identification activities in Lobo, Batangas, outdoor playschools with various schools in Metro Manila, and class sessions via Haribon’s Biodiversity on Wheels program.
When asked how she can contribute to address pressing environmental concerns, Raiza would like to apply her skill set and knowledge to environmental conservation. Recently, she participated in rainforestation activities and raising awareness of biodiversity conservation and the importance of Protected Areas declared by the government for their ecological importance.
She hoped that “one day we won’t have a problem living in and with the Philippine environment. We have one earth after all.”
Elumba has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University and is currently working on obtaining a Master’s degree in Environmental Management.
You can contact her at email@example.com.