• Tributes to Archie King and Ed Tiotuyco

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    Archie-King20150714Archie King has been a trustee of the Haribon Foundation since 2012, and since then has supported the foundation in many ways, including but not limited to mobilizing friends and supporters for events and recruiting celebrities such as actress Iza Calzado as a Haribon Ambassador for Conservation in 2013. His mother, Belen Rosario King, was also a trustee before her passing in 2011.

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Sir Archie on his passing, the King family’s contribution to conservation lives on in the on-going work of the Haribon Foundation.

    Our mentor, who guided and provided us with a different perspective.

    Our critic, who always made us feel he had our best interests in mind.

    Our advocate, who within a short period mobilized friends and support for our work.

    Our friend, who was kind and compassionate and always offered his help.

    You have touched our lives more than you know. We will miss you.

    Ed-Tiotuyco20150714Ed Tiotuyco was an avid birdwatcher and fellow lover of nature. Below is a response from Ed a few years ago when asked why he became a member of Haribon Foundation.

    “I decided to become a Haribon member because I love nature, and as a photo hobbyist I have always wanted to record the beauty and grandeur of nature especially its wildlife so that others can start appreciating it to the point of conserving it for future generations.

    My most memorable experience with Haribon was during a bird watching trip in Angat Dam where our local guide made a bird call and the wild bird came and perched on a tree so close to us. I was so impressed and I realized that man and wildlife can co-exist.

    Because of Haribon, I am starting to learn the varied wildlife bird species in the Philippines, identifying them, appreciating their beauty, and their importance to the environment. What I am learning will enable me to record them through photographs for posterity.”

    Ed Tiotuyco was Haribon member since 2012.

    Thank you Sir Ed, for your contribution to biodiversity conservation. Your spirit lives on in our work, and in more nature activities to come.

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