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In photo: DENR-BMB OIC Director Natividad Bernardino together with DENR- NCR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline Caancan, Quezon City Local Government Unit City Administrator Mr. Michael Victor Alimurung and Metro Pacific Investment Corporation Executive Director and Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer, Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla, hold copies of the landmark Memorandum of Agreement for Urban Biodiversity conservation program.

The DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the DENR-National Capital Region (NCR), Quezon City Local Government Unit and the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation for “Building a Biodiversity-friendly Urban Environment in Metro Manila: Adopt a City approach” project on March 15, 2022 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center.

The project is the first of its kind under the Urban Biodiversity Conservation Program with the primary goal of contributing in the development of a biodiversity friendly city. It also aims to increase the access of urban dwellers to green spaces and maintain functional urban green spaces which will help regain ecosystem services, develop resiliency, increase aesthetics and quality of urban environment, and bring people closer to nature for improved human well-being.

The Gabay Kalikasan Park formerly known as Madison Park in New Manila, Quezon City will be developed into a green linear park and will serve as the pilot site of the project

The Memorandum of Agreement will run for a duration of three (3) years commencing in 2022 and will end in 2024.

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