More than 30 employees of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX BV) attended the MBCFI Lunch and Learn on March 17, 2017, who had a first-hand experience on how MBCFI operates in the field during scientific research and surveys. MBCFI set up research equipment like mist nets, harp and cage traps inside the conference room and showed the participants how to properly handle and measure a captured species.
In addition, Foundation’s core programs were presented. A photo exhibit of the newly recorded species in 2015 and published technical reports were also set-up.
Moreover, two (2) flagship species mascots, the endemic Tamaraw and Mindoro Hornbill roamed around the offices of SPEX from 17th to 20th floor of the Asian Star Building and gamely posed for photos.