Hope Has Horns: Saving the World's Rarest Buffalo
As the Philippines’ largest and rarest endemic land animal, the tamaraw is a national icon.
Up until a few years ago, experts estimated the global population to range from 50 to 200 heads. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the species as critically endangered – the highest risk rating for any animal species.
WWF-Philippines, together with the Far Eastern University (FEU) and the Tamaraw Conservation Programme (TCP), engaged in an ambitious project to double the number of wild tamaraw, in a campaign dubbed 'Tams 2' - Tamaraw Times Two by 2020.