ilin island cloudrunner
The Ilin Island Cloudrunner is only known from one individual purchased at a market on the Philippines’ Ilin Island. The species was “found” in the collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History decades after it was donated. Although surveys with local communities have not revealed knowledge of the species, there are some unverified reports from Mindoro. Scientists don’t know anything about the cloudrunner’s habitat or ecology, but are eager to learn in order to best safeguard the species.
In 2019, Re:wild funded two rounds of camera-trapping work by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI). These were the first surveys specifically organized to search for this species. Although there was no sign of the cloudrunner this time, Re:wild has already helped MBCFI set up more camera traps for an extended period of time to continue the search. Stay tuned!
Learn more about the Ilin Island Cloudrunner.