The Wild File 2016

as we face the changes we now see in the mountain region and it’s people you can be sure that we will continue this commitment through the next decade of our organizations life, constantly innovating solutions to issues that affect the mountains and it’s people.

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The Climate Reality in the Philippines

The first time I saw his video “The Inconvenient Truth” I was still in grade school. I never thought it would be possible for me to see him in person and actually witness his presentation live.

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Ecotourism as key to sustainable development in the Cordilleras

Ecotourism as key to sustainable development in the Cordilleras A stunning view of the clouds on top of Mt. Pulag   Trekkers have this to say: the day you watch the sun rise above the clouds atop Mt. Pulag, Luzon’s highest peak, is the day you fall in love with the rest of the world. […]

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A brotherhood of the trails: The Cordillera Epic 3 Day MTB Stage Race

by: Giovanni Flaviano   THE Cordillera Epic multi-stage mountain bike ride. A rite of passage that will redefine a mountain bike rider through three grueling days of grit, exhaustion and even frustration. A total of 200 kilometers through treacherous rocky and twisted downhills, nauseating climbs, scorching sun and teeth-chattering cold. Thirty five teams with two […]

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The Forest Building Report 2015

We create a culture wherein not only the value of timber, water, or land is seen as important but the value of unspoiled beauty, wildlife, solitude, and spiritual renewal as well.

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CCT’s August Forest Building Activity in Bokod

After dinner and some cleaning up, we proceeded to our assigned classroom where we prepared our sleeping area for the night. After all that happened, I realized that it was a nice and cold evening after all.

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RUNNING HIGH: GRID MAGAZINE COVER STORY ON THE CMM2015

The Cordillera Mountain Marathon and its mountain biking counterpart, the Cordillera Challenge, are the two key sports events held by the Cordillera Conservation Trust over the course of the year. Fundraising, yes, but also a way to drive forward the advocacy in a very concrete way. What better way to get people invested in the outdoors than to get them to experience the outdoors?

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Multisport : Occupy Outdoors Feature

It is events like the Cordillera Mountain Marathon that serve as a win-win for both the community and the environment

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The Baguio We Want People’s Summit

The People’s Summit was a gathering of 500+ concerned citizens who came to express their love for Baguio, to vent their frustration over the current state of affairs in the city, to share their hopes for the future of Baguio, and to put forward their ideas on how to build a better Baguio – the Baguio We Want.

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Padyak para sa Binhi 2008

The hard climb up to Abatan did little to mask the fact that at 4am, this ridge along the Halsema highway was freezing cold; the temperature must have been just a little bit above 5 or 6 degrees centigrade and with the wind chill –that dropped to minus five or lower.

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THE LANDSCAPE WALKS PROJECT

What is the Landscape Walks project? Landscape Walks is a project that the Cordillera Conservation Trust is embarking on this year that creates economic opportunities for remote communities by utilising and developing trail systems in the Cordillera Mountains for Hut to Hut trekking that will both provide economic opportunities for the locals through board and […]

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Winning Video for the Globe Cordillera Challenge 6

We would like to Congratulate Francis Uy Puti for his awesome video of the Globe Cordillera Challenge 6! Please send us your complete address so we can send you some of the premium coffee beans from our mountains. 🙂     Please also do not forget to check out the other videos of awesome riders […]

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WINNERS OF THE CMM VIDEO CONTEST

Here are 3 of our favorite videos from last March’s Cordillera Mountain Marathon! You will be receiving one Berghaus Glacier Gaiter each! Congratulations! Please send us your contact details and address on FB so that we can send these babies your way. Once again thank you for supporting the work of the Cordillera Conservation Trust! […]

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SOME ANSWERS TO YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE GLOBE CORDILLERA CHALLENGE? 1. Where is the starting or finish line of this year’s event:  -The start and finish will be at the Tublay School of Home Industries in Acop, Tublay 200 meters below the Toll Gate of Halsema Highway 2. What time is the gun […]

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THE CORDILLERA MOUNTAIN MARATHON 2015

If our course slowed you down by a few seconds or a few minutes to stop and take in the view, appreciate nature, and see why the mountains are worth saving, then we have done our job correctly.

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The Economic Cost of Aliping’s destruction of Baguio’s watershed

This represents only the direct value of the forest as a watershed for 6 months translated to a yearly value the watershed of Mt. Kabuyao and Mt. Sto Tomas is worth PhP47,123,251.44 per year just from 2 springs or a daily value of PhP129,104.80 per day! And this is just the value of potable water.

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The value of the wild

This is probably my favorite part of the job -creating something from the wild space –where most of the locals can only see land for their gardens, wood for construction, and animals for hunting, I run through and see a place where people can experience nature; an opportunity to create an economy based on not touching but appreciating the wild resources as they are. This is another tool we try and use during our events – create an economy around wild spaces where one does not need to cut down the tree or clear a forest to feed the family. You do not need to create a product from the forest when the forest itself is the product, the mountains, the clear streams, the tangled woods and cold weather these are the products we sell –their value increasing exponentially with more people sharing the experience of nature.

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Bringing the world to the children of the remote mountains.

One thing we also try and do is give the children the opportunity to explore, their own environment and the world through reading as we have found that a wider world view is often complimentary to the values of environmentalism and is a necessity in building the next generation of ecological stewards.

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BIKE DELIVERY OF CANVAS BOOKS

They biked, they hiked, they delivered! :)

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