pame ordinance writeshop1Writeshop participants in group discussionBusuanga, Palawan – The Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) project and the Community Centered Conservation (C3) Philippines conducted an ordinance writeshop to support the establishment of two community-based Forest Protected Areas in Barangays Bogtong and Cheey in this town on June 16-17, 2016.

Representatives from DENR Region IV-B, Barangay Council members of the two barangays, Hukbong Pangkalikasan ng Barangay Cheey (HPBC) members, and Barangay Bogtong Bantay Gubat (3BG) members actively participated in the activity. The writeshop was designed to promote the importance of protecting their watershed and remaining primary forest areas.

Participants were expected to begin the process of lobbying this ordinance for passage at their respective barangay council.

The PAME project is working with C3 Philippines, an international NGO, to enhance biodiversity conservation and management of Forest Protected Areas in Busuanga, Palawan. The PAME project and C3 believe that building the capacity of local individuals and institutions through grassroots research and training initiatives is key to garnering sustainable conservation efforts. #

 

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