With the support of SOS - Save Our Species, the Katala Foundation (KFI) will be identifying and preparing suitable areas for the re-introduction of the Philippine Cockatoo within its historical range. Site selection will be a multi-stakeholder process and will include representatives of local communities and governments from potential sites, conservation agencies and experts from national NGOs.
In order for a re-introduction project to be successful, the causes for the local extinction have to be addressed well in advance. Poaching for the pet trade was identified as one leading cause threatening the species. If poachers or hunters should be present in the selected site, it will be attempted to recruit these into a wildlife warden scheme. In the past this strategy has turned out to be the most important conservation tool in project areas with existing remaining cockatoo populations.