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Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor celebrates World Wetlands Day 2023

esbenepeatThe participants of the Inception Meeting for the implementation of the “Ensuring Benefits from Peatlands through Protection and Wise-Use” (ESBenePeat) Project.

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) conducted an Inception Meeting for the “Ensuring Benefits from Peatlands through Protection and Wise-Use” (ESBenePeat) Project on January 12, 2023 to level off understanding of the Project among key partner institutions and co-implementers and to ensure the smooth and strategic execution of the project through collaborative efforts.

The ESBenePeat Project is part of the ASEAN Regional Programme on Sustainable Use of Peatlands and Haze Mitigation in ASEAN (SUPA) Component 1, which is co-financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and European Union (EU) and is being implemented by GIZ Indonesia.

iccwc group photoParticipants from the national and regional government agencies and non-government organizations attended the “Presentation of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit Report in the Philippines” held on January 18, 2022 at the Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City.

Makati City, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly organized an event to present the comprehensive output of the inter-country collaboration, “The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit Report on the Philippines” held on 18 January 2022 at the Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City.

Participants from DENR BMB and MGB, together with the BD Corridor Project, and stakeholders primarily from the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor strengthen their partnership during the Consultation Meeting for the Implementation of DENR AO 2022-04 on January 16 -17 in Quezon City.

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Around 120 participants from DENR, other government agencies, academia, and non-government organizations gathered at the HCVA-NCA toolkit writeshop to identify information needs and data sources to help account for the country’s natural resources and ecosystem services. The event was the preliminary step towards the development of a toolkit that will guide government partners in assessing conservation values in the Philippines. (Blue Motus/USAID SIBOL)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reiterated its support to develop and implement a toolkit to properly measure and account for the benefits derived from the country’s ecosystems, leading toward the production of statistics that accurately reflect the value of the Philippines’ natural resources.

DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Natividad Y. Bernardino made the commitment during the Sukat ng Kalikasan: High Conservation Value Area (HCVA)-Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) Framework Toolkit workshop held on November 22-25 in Quezon City. The United States Agency for International Development’s Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (SIBOL) Project, a five-year natural resource management and biodiversity conservation project launched in 2020, organized the event.