Tanggol Kalikasan (Defense of Nature) is a non-stock, non-profit and non-governmental organization involved in public interest environmental lawyering in the Philippines.  It was incorporated as a fully independent organization in January 2001 after thirteen years as the environmental law office of Haribon Foundation. Tanggol works with national and international partners and networks and has its main office in Quezon City.  It also maintains an area office in Lucena City (Southern Luzon Office). 


The organization envisions an empowered society that relates with its environment in a just and sustainable manner for the equitable benefit of all Filipinos. 


Its mission is to facilitate the empowerment of communities and institutions to manage their ecosystem through law and other creative mechanisms. 


Conscious of the power of an organized and informed citizenry, Tanggol’s programs are aimed at encouraging greater citizen’s participation in environmental law enforcement and policy-making on resource allocation. 

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