City Ordinance No. 993 o ang “Single-Use-Plastic and Styrofoam Regulation”

ng City Ordinance No. 993 o ang “Single-Use-Plastic and Styrofoam Regulation” ay ganap na ipinapatupad simula ngayong araw, April 17, 2020, sa lungsod ng Puerto Princesa. Simulan na iwasan gumamit ng mga sumusunod na single-use-plastics:– Plastic Bags– Plastic Utensils– Plastic disposable cups– Plastic Coffee Stirrers– Plastic Straws – – – – – – – – continue reading : City Ordinance No. 993 o ang “Single-Use-Plastic and Styrofoam Regulation”

April is the month of planet Earth and this year marks 50 years since the first celebration in 1970

This year’s theme, “Climate Action” – the enormous challenge – of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Even in these uncertain times of the COVID-19, continue reading : April is the month of planet Earth and this year marks 50 years since the first celebration in 1970

World Water Day

This year’s World Water Day is focusing on water and climate change – explores how the two are linked.Water is such a precious commodity that many take for granted. World Water Day is a chance to think about those people and places where water needs are still paramount and seek to work together to find continue reading : World Water Day

International Day of Forests

The theme of the 2020 International Day of Forests celebration is “Forests and Biodiversity”. Forests are home to 80% of all land-based biodiversity. At the same time, they provide critical ecosystem services that affect the global climate, rainfall patterns, and watersheds. The theme of forests and biodiversity is of particular relevance to the implementation of continue reading : International Day of Forests

World Wildlife Day

under the theme “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompassing all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity, as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature. This aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 14 and 15, and their wide-ranging commitments on alleviating poverty, ensuring continue reading : World Wildlife Day

Over a ton of giant clams confiscated in Taytay, Palawan

Around a thousand kilos of empty shells of giant clams, locally known as “Taklobo”, were seized by law enforcement authorities, yesterday, in Brgy. Casian, Taytay, Palawan. After receiving reports from an informant, the PCSD Enforcement Team, PNP Taytay, and MAO of LGU Taytay went in a joint operation, around 10 a.m., to confiscate the giant continue reading : Over a ton of giant clams confiscated in Taytay, Palawan

Twenty Philippine pangolins released back into the wild

Twenty live Philippine pangolins, seized from the possession of a local wildlife trafficker in El Nido, were released back to the forests of Palawan Saturday by the PCSD Enforcement Team, PPSRNP, and Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. It was January 25 when the suspect behind this wildlife crime, a 33-year-old man named Wilter Tenorio, continue reading : Twenty Philippine pangolins released back into the wild

Over a thousand crown-of-thorns starfish removed from San Jose MPA in Coron

Volunteers from several environmental organizations have removed a total of 1,188 pieces of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) from the coastal waters of San Jose Marine Protected Area in Coron, Saturday.  The COTS removal was initiated by Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, following the request of concerned fisherfolks who noticed the alarming number of COTS continue reading : Over a thousand crown-of-thorns starfish removed from San Jose MPA in Coron

PCSDS holds “Batang Palaweno, Batang Makakalikasan” Campaign at Bucana

Living in homes near coastal areas, the lifestyles of most students in Bucana Matahimik High School are deeply intertwined with the ocean. The PCSD Staff took the opportunity to visit their school and bring to them the “Batang Palaweno, Batang Makakalikasan” Campaign. Speakers and Grade 10 students had a discourse on the ecological principles and continue reading : PCSDS holds “Batang Palaweno, Batang Makakalikasan” Campaign at Bucana

PCSDS teaches mangrove identification and assessment to Bucana research students

The PCSD Staff visited Bucana Matahimik High School, Jan. 24, to help Grade 10 student researchers acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to kick off their studies on mangroves. According to students and teachers, they wanted to focus their research studies on mangroves to help improve their coastal community. Forester Apollo V. Regalo, said continue reading : PCSDS teaches mangrove identification and assessment to Bucana research students

PCSD designates an Acting Executive Director

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) is pleased to announce the designation of its Acting Executive Director, Atty. Adelina Benavente-Villena, effective Jan.13, 2020. Atty. Villena’s designation came after the Council decided to give Director Nelson P. Devanadera sufficient time to prepare for his mandatory retirement on March 30, 2020. PCSD Resolution No. 20-695 continue reading : PCSD designates an Acting Executive Director

New community radio station launches in Roxas

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Municipality of Roxas have opened a new community radio station, DWSD (Sustainable Development) 103.5, solely for environmental and developmental affairs in Roxas, Palawan. During the soft launching of DWSD 103.5 last Dec. 19, PCSDS Deputy Director Adelina B. Villena stressed that the purpose of the radio station continue reading : New community radio station launches in Roxas

Locals of Cleopatra’s Needle watch “Ginto sa Dagta” puppet show on forest conservation

The Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat (CNCH) Technical Working Group (TWG) is teaching communities the values of conservation for CNCH through a Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaign, which includes puppet shows and other educational and interactive activities. From Dec. 16 to 18, the group began the campaign in a three-day caravan around all seven barangays of continue reading : Locals of Cleopatra’s Needle watch “Ginto sa Dagta” puppet show on forest conservation

PCSD pushes for inter-LGU management of Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range

To provide special protection for the Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range (VAMR), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSD) is pushing for joint management and governance of the Local Government Units (LGUs) that have jurisdiction over it. VAMR, which has a total land area of 164,789 hectares, straddles 31 barangays in Puerto Princesa City, Aborlan, Narra, continue reading : PCSD pushes for inter-LGU management of Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range

Start of RFF closing season moved to March, PCSD impose stricter conditions for LGUs, traders, catchers

The closing season for reef-fish-for-food (RFF), which was set to take effect yearly from November 1 to March 31, will be moved to March 1 to May 31 every year, but with corresponding stricter conditions for LGUs, traders, and catchers. It can be recalled that PCSD declared last October that it will lift the suspension continue reading : Start of RFF closing season moved to March, PCSD impose stricter conditions for LGUs, traders, catchers

Mga residente ng Balabac, sinabing hirap umiwas sa pag-atake ng buwaya

Sa pagbisita ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) at mga katuwang na ahensya nito sa mga barangay sa Balabac na apektado ng pag-atake ng buwaya, ibinahagi ng mga residente na hirap silang iwasan ang mga insidente sa buwaya dahil sa kakulangan ng mga alternatibong hanapbuhay, tulay sa mga ilog, at patubig sa mga continue reading : Mga residente ng Balabac, sinabing hirap umiwas sa pag-atake ng buwaya

RFF close season, tuluyang ipapatupad ng PCSD

Upang mapanatili ang produksyon ng reef-fish-for-food (RFF) sa karagatan, makapahinga ang mga bahura na tirahan nito, at matugunan ang walang kontrol na pagkuha nito, nagdesisyon na ang Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) noong ika-256 pagpupulong ng konseho na muling ipatupad ang “seasonal control” ng RFF. Matatandaang sinuspinde ang implementasyon ng seasonal control sa RFF continue reading : RFF close season, tuluyang ipapatupad ng PCSD

Six business establishments in Palawan signed agreement to Skip Straws

Six business establishments in Palawan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) to eliminate the use of plastic straws, Sunday, at Best Western Plus Ivywall Hotel. The MOA under the project “Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle” states that the contracting parties, mainly continue reading : Six business establishments in Palawan signed agreement to Skip Straws

Rescued pangolins in Cavite, released back in Palawan

Three Philippine pangolins rescued from alleged smugglers in Tagaytay City, Cavite were released by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Enforcement Team back into the wilderness of Palawan, Monday, at about 9 p.m. Out of the 10 pangolins that were rescued last June 28, the three were the remaining pangolins that survived. The suspects namely continue reading : Rescued pangolins in Cavite, released back in Palawan

DTI, PCSDS hold lectures for greening businesses

About 30 business owners in Palawan attended a series of lecture on complying environmental regulations and increasing productivity through greener options, Friday, at Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Conference Room. The activity called “Productivity through Greening” is a program by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with PCSD Staff that helps educate continue reading : DTI, PCSDS hold lectures for greening businesses

PCSD Online Permitting System

In line with Republic Act 11032 otherwise known as “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services”, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development in partnership with USAID Protect Wildlife Program launches an online permitting system. As a part of the “BRAIN System” Project, this new application serves as an online gateway for PCSD continue reading : PCSD Online Permitting System

Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clam

Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clam The first ever in-situ spawning of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, Tridacna gigas, was commenced by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and partners to help increase its declining population, last June 1 at WPU Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City. University of the Philippines Marine Science continue reading : Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clam

Action plan for Balabac’s crocs, initiated

Action plan for Balabac’s crocs, initiated After THREE days of  workshop to resolve the conflict between the  crocodiles and the residents of Balabac, stakeholders were able to determine short and long-term solutions that will be consolidated by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS)into a concrete action plan.             The participatory consultation and planning workshop continue reading : Action plan for Balabac’s crocs, initiated

Over 100 Palawan mynas seized from poacher

Over 100 Palawan mynas seized from poacher About 129 heads of Palawan mynahs were rescued from a poacher during an enforcement operation at around 10 p.m. in Brgy. Bono-bono, Bataraza last April 18.             The mynas, seized from a man named Genesis Palasigue, were stuffed in crammed baskets and cages.             According to the resords, continue reading : Over 100 Palawan mynas seized from poacher

Teachers, to teach environmental education in schools

Teachers, to teach environmental education in schools Thirty-three elementary teachers, principals and supervisors  from DepEd Division of Puerto PrincesaCity were trained to incorporate Environmental Education in their respective subjects.             The training, held last April 29 to April 30, 2019 at Skylight Hotel and Convention Center, refreshed teachers on the ecological principles and the provisions continue reading : Teachers, to teach environmental education in schools

Palawan Knowledge Platform welcomes 3 new members

Palawan Knowledge Platform welcomes 3 new members This April, the Palawan Knowledge Platform (PKP) officially welcomed Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Aquos Foundation, and Fullbright College as its new members.             PKP is the working body of Palawan Knowledge Platform for  Biodiversity and Sustainable  Development (PKPBSD), an online  platform designed by Palawan Council for Sustainable continue reading : Palawan Knowledge Platform welcomes 3 new members

LGUs trained to use new digital tools for Development Planning

LGUs trained to use new digital tools for Development Planning Officers from 13 local government units in Palawan were trained on how to integrate new digital tools in group discussions and decision makings related to the management of natural resources, last April 1 to April 4 at PCSD Conference Room. The new digital tools, namely continue reading : LGUs trained to use new digital tools for Development Planning

PCSDS at Ivy Wall

Tourism officers commit to Sustainable Ecotourism Practices

Tourism officers commit to Sustainable Ecotourism Practices Tourism officers from six local government units in Palawan signed a commitment board to promote sustainable tourism practices, during the Forum on Sustainable Ecotourism Practices to Safeguard Palawan’s Biodiversity last March 11 to March 12 at Best Western Ivywall Hotel, Puerto Princesa City.                 The forum, held by continue reading : Tourism officers commit to Sustainable Ecotourism Practices

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USAID turns over new field gears to PCSDS

USAID turns over new field gears to PCSDS US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law, in behalf of United States Agency International Development (USAID) Protect Wildlife, has officially turned over new field gears to Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) and Bantay Palawan Taskforce to assist enforcement teams and environmental frontliners in continue reading : USAID turns over new field gears to PCSDS

Expert says Prioritize Environment to Sustain Tourism

Expert says prioritize environment to sustain tourism Dr. Corazon Sinha, senior lecturer at Tourism and Heritage Studies of Western Sydney University, reminded tourism officers in Palawan to prioritize environmental component in tourism to attain sustainability, during the Forum on Sustainable Ecotourism Practices to Safeguard Palawan Biodiversity last March 11 at Best Western Plus Ivy Wall continue reading : Expert says Prioritize Environment to Sustain Tourism

Assessment team enters the west mouth of Ille Cave

Assessment team recommends reclassification of Ille Cave

Assessment team recommends reclassification of Ille Cave Assessment team of Ille Cave in El Nido, Palawan recommended the reclassification of the cave from Class I to Class II, which proves that selected portions of the cave can be opened for experienced cavers or guided educational tours. PCSD Resolution No. 15-522, passed in 2015, enlisted Ille continue reading : Assessment team recommends reclassification of Ille Cave

Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended

Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended July 28, 2018 – a truck carrying frozen and preserved wildlife was intercepted and its driver apprehended by the combined elements of the Philippine National Police and Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office – PPC at the checkpoint station located in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto continue reading : Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended

PRESS RELEASE: 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium

4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium With the theme, “Sustaining the Future: The Hindsight, Insight and Foresight of Research and Innovations” the 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium shall be held on the 26th to 27th of July 2018 at the City State Asturias Hotel, continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium

Philippine Biosphere Reserve Network (PhilBRnet) Launched

The Philippine Biosphere Reserve Network (PhilBRnet) was successfully launched on 20 June 2018 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan through signing of commitment/agreement between the three representatives of Biosphere Reserves (BR): Albay, Puerto Galera and Palawan, and UNESCO National Commission representatives. Deputy Executive Director III Linday Barientos representedthe UNESCO-Philippines, MENRO Joan continue reading : Philippine Biosphere Reserve Network (PhilBRnet) Launched

HIGHLIGHTS: 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

Last June 19, 2018 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel, the Scientific Advisory Panel held its 4th meeting which tackled the following issues: ECAN Delineation, Tourism Policy, Sustainability of Freshwater and the Abalone and Sea Cucumber exploitation. To urgently develop and implement a mechanism to protect and manage threatened species and ecosystem types in lower elevation continue reading : HIGHLIGHTS: 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

New USAID project in Palawan to improve fisheries management in Calamianes

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) will soon have a new partner to help improve fisheries management in the Calamianes Island Group. Last June 18, Nygiel Armada, Chief of Party of USAID’s Fish Right Program, presented during the PCSD council meeting held at Asturias Hotel the new project’s objectives and proposed strategies to continue reading : New USAID project in Palawan to improve fisheries management in Calamianes

4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

4TH Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting 4th Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting happening now. The PCSD – Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is convening for the 4th time today, June 19, 2018, to tackle five (5) environmental and sustainability policy issues affecting Palawan. Said panel is composed of some of the country’s top-notch environmental scientists that will give continue reading : 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

PCSD and its Staff recognized by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines for its role in the management of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve

  In a letter by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani, CESE, recognized the PCSD and its staff for its untiring efforts in ensuring the Palawan Biosphere Reserve continuously serve as a model BR in the country and in the global network of biosphere reserves under UNESCO’s MAB programs. continue reading : PCSD and its Staff recognized by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines for its role in the management of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity this May 22, 2018. he United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”.The theme was chosen to mark the continue reading : Palawan Council for Sustainable Development celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts Extended

Deadline for submission of Abstracts EXTENDED! For inquiries regarding the 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development and 5th Palawan Research Symposium, send us a message or email us at pcsdresearch@gmail.com You can also visit us at the PCSD Office, Sports Complex Road, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (Land line: 048-434-4235)

Orientation Workshop on Zero Carbon and Green Building Policy Program of Activities

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff through its Training Institute will be having an activity in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Palawan and Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR), an initiative of GrAT funded by the European Union’s SwitchAsia Programme which aims to minimize carbon footprints and promote efficient consumption of energy. The Province of continue reading : Orientation Workshop on Zero Carbon and Green Building Policy Program of Activities

PCSD to join the Earth Hour celebration

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development joins the annual Earth Hour. This Earth Hour, shine a light on climate action. Switch off your light and switch on your social power at earthhour.org. Use the official hashtags #EarthHour and #Connect2Earth when you share your Earth Hour stories on social media platforms. It’s time to take action and give back to the continue reading : PCSD to join the Earth Hour celebration

MOA for the Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Programme, Signed

March 12, 2018 – a Memorandum of Agreement for the Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Programme for the Northern Part of the Province of Palawan was signed between the Provincial Government of Palawan, the Malampaya Foundation Inc., and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development. The signed MOA serves as a renewal of the same continue reading : MOA for the Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Programme, Signed

PCSD supports PWRCC in the celebration of the Crocodile Conservation Week

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development supports the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center in the celebration of the “Crocodile Conservation Week”, March 6-11, 2018 with the theme “Forever ang Buhay-Ilang kung Pangangalagaan”. The crocodiles in Palawan, despite their fearsome facade, are facing a crisis in their own natural habitat. As the depletion of mangrove continue reading : PCSD supports PWRCC in the celebration of the Crocodile Conservation Week

PCSD joins the 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development joins the 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”. ELEMENTS OF THE THEME • We stands for Women’ Empowerment – empowering women enables them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to ensure that they contribute to and benefit from development continue reading : PCSD joins the 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration

PCSD Celebrates World Wildlife Day 2018

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY MARCH 3 is World Wildlife Day! World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2018 under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”. Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. However, today these charismatic predators are facing many and varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities. continue reading : PCSD Celebrates World Wildlife Day 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Zero Carbon Resorts Project National Policy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Tourism Sector

PRESS RELEASE Zero Carbon Resorts Project National Policy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Tourism Sector  A national policy forum on Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR) will be held on February 7, 2018 at the New World Hotel, Manila, being organized the the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff-Zero Carbon Resorts Project, and the continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: Zero Carbon Resorts Project National Policy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Tourism Sector

ZCR, DOT launches ANAHAW

The Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT) through its Zero Carbon Resorts for Sustainable Tourism Project together with the Department of Tourism launches the ANAHAW-Philippine Sustainable Tourism Certification to mainstream sustainable tourism and energy efficient operations in the tourism sector in the country today, January 31, 2018. ANAHAW is a certification system for tourism establishments, which focuses continue reading : ZCR, DOT launches ANAHAW

New Wildlife Enforcement Officers, Deputized

Twenty newly deputized Wildlife Enforcement Officers took oath in the presence of Vice Governor Victorino Dennis M. Socrates, Vice Chairman of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development last November 13, 2017 during the 238th regular meeting of the PCSD at the PCSD Building, Puerto Princesa City. Out of the twenty five personnel who participated and continue reading : New Wildlife Enforcement Officers, Deputized

PCSDS Coastal Marine specialists gain insights from China’s mariculture

Three Coastal-Marine specialists of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff joined other Philippine delegates in a visit to the mariculture province of Guangdong, China on January 9-14. The representatives from the PCSDS were the following: John Francisco M. Pontillas, PCSDS Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN) Coastal Marine Supervisor; Glenda M. Cadigal, PCSDS ECAN Coastal continue reading : PCSDS Coastal Marine specialists gain insights from China’s mariculture

Inclusion of livelihood projects, social entrep into PCSDS activities mulled

Consistent with the plan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) as a DENR-attached agency is mulling over the integration of livelihood projects and social entrepreneurship into its activities. This was shared by PCSDS Planning Officer Designate Ryan Fuentes following his attendance, along with PCSDS continue reading : Inclusion of livelihood projects, social entrep into PCSDS activities mulled

PCSDS ensures integration of ECAN into Busuanga’s CLUP

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Busuanga is in the process of updating their Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) with the assistance of graduate students from the University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP). This is in consonance with the Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code that mandates continue reading : PCSDS ensures integration of ECAN into Busuanga’s CLUP

Support reef conservation, PCSD chair tells RFF industry

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez has urged reef-fish-for-food (RFF) stakeholders to join the law enforcement authorities in their continuing crackdown on illegal fishing that destroys coral reefs and imperils the sustainability of their industry. Alvarez made the call on January 17, during the implementation review on the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Administrative Order No. 5 continue reading : Support reef conservation, PCSD chair tells RFF industry

Roxas ECAN Resource Management Plan affirmed

The Roxas ECAN Board endorses its’ ECAN Resource Management Plan during its meeting last September 13, 2016, at the DMO Meeting area, Roxas, Palawan. Mr. Ryan Fuentes, Head of the ECAN Planning Division of PCSDS presented the Plan before the Board. This will be endorsed to Sangguniang Bayan for approval. The Resource Plan contains the continue reading : Roxas ECAN Resource Management Plan affirmed

CLOSED SEASON, TAPOS NA!

Open season ipatutupad simula Setyembre 1 Nagtapos na nitong Myerkules, Agosto 31 ang closed season para sa reef-fish-for-food (RFF) sa Palawan, bilang bahagi ng implementasyon ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Revised Admin Order No. 5, S. 2014. Pinasalamatan ni PCSD Executive Director Nelson P. Devanadera ang lahat ng sumuporta sa naturang polisiya dahil continue reading : CLOSED SEASON, TAPOS NA!

PCSDS nagsasagawa ng Knowledge-Attitude-Practice Survey sa buong Palawan

Kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) ng Knowledge-Attitude-Practice (KAP) Survey upang malaman ang pulso ng mga Palawenyo hinggil sa likas-yaman at kalikasan ng lalawigan. Katuwang ang 92 enumerators, nasa 15,000 survey forms ang ipinimahagi sa mga respondents sa 22 bayan ng lalawigan at lungsod ng Puerto Princesa. Sa pamamagitan nito, makakauha continue reading : PCSDS nagsasagawa ng Knowledge-Attitude-Practice Survey sa buong Palawan

Highest protection for Philippine Pangolin sought

A proposal for the up listing of Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis) from Appendix II to Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was presented recently by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) at a CITES meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand on August 1-5. continue reading : Highest protection for Philippine Pangolin sought

PCSDS, patuloy ang info campaign ukol sa open-closed season ng RFF

Ni Maria Janelle Rebusada Sa tulong ng mga opisyal ng iba’t-ibang purok, sitio at barangay sa lungsod ng Puerto Princesa, patuloy na isinagawa ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) ang pagpapalaganap ng kaalaman patungkol sa iniimplimentang seasonal control sa panghuhuli, pagbebenta, pag-culture at pag transport ng mga buhay-buhay o reef-fish-for-food (RFF), alinsunod sa continue reading : PCSDS, patuloy ang info campaign ukol sa open-closed season ng RFF

5 apprehended for violating ‘closed season’ of reef-fish-for-food policy

Five individuals were apprehended in Brooke’s Point town on Wednesday, July 6 for possessing hundreds of live and fresh Suno even during the implementation of closed season for the catching of reef-fish-for-food (RFF) in Palawan. Caught off guard around 8:47 p.m. at Barangay Oring-oring were FBca ASNA-1 Boat Captain Julhari Hamdain and his crew members, continue reading : 5 apprehended for violating ‘closed season’ of reef-fish-for-food policy

Saving the Almaciga Tree, Saving the Future of Palawan’s Batak tribe

It is an ordinary day to wake up with the comfort of nature for the Batak community living at Sitio Kalakwasan, Bgy. Tanabag in northern outskirts of Puerto Princesa City. But on Monday, June 6 they considered it momentous as it was the day they all started to work hand-in-hand to breathe new life into continue reading : Saving the Almaciga Tree, Saving the Future of Palawan’s Batak tribe

Conference on Palawan’s Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range set on April 22

A conference that will tackle the ecological and socio-economic value of and effective management framework for Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range (VAMR) will be conducted on April 22 at the Western Philippines University (WPU) in Aborlan town. The conference aims to: (1) present the status of VAMR and draw feedback from stakeholders; (2) identify key threats and continue reading : Conference on Palawan’s Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range set on April 22

ED Devanadera attends 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Peru

Nelson P. Devanadera, Executive Director of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), represented Palawan BR, Philippines to the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves (WCBR) in Lima, Peru on March 14-18. Devanadera was also invited to present during the parallel workshop on tourism and highlight Palawan BR as an example of sustainable tourism continue reading : ED Devanadera attends 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Peru

Nearly 500 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark recovered in Bataraza

Nearly 500 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark were recovered by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Enforcement Team just this March 2016 in the southern town of Bataraza, Palawan. On March 15, the PCSD Enforcement Team recovered a total of 234 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark in a temporary stock area at Sitio Sayab, continue reading : Nearly 500 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark recovered in Bataraza

Villena attends Wildlife Trafficking Investigation Course in Bangkok

Atty. Adelina B. Villena, Director for Operations of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), attended a Wildlife Trafficking Investigation Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand last February 29 to March 11. Villena was selected by the United States (US) Embassy in Manila to attend the said course which continue reading : Villena attends Wildlife Trafficking Investigation Course in Bangkok

Alvarez to DOE: Rush approval of renewable energy projects in Palawan

Palawan Governor Jose C. Alvarez appealed to the Department of Energy (DOE) to fast-track the approval of the applications for renewable energy (RE) projects in the province, and also to immediately cancel service contracts that are non-compliant to give other renewable companies the chance to apply. Alvarez made his appeal known before the representative of continue reading : Alvarez to DOE: Rush approval of renewable energy projects in Palawan

PPSRNP, City ENRO join Palawan Knowledge Platform

The Palawan Knowledge Platform (PKP) for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development – a multi-agency sharing mechanism that endeavors to facilitate, coordinate, maintain, improve and enhance biological and socio-economic data and information in the province of Palawan – welcomes its newest members, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) and the City Environment and Natural Resources continue reading : PPSRNP, City ENRO join Palawan Knowledge Platform

Over 1,000 board feet of assorted lumber seized in Bataraza

About 1,021 board feet of assorted lumber without any permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) were confiscated by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Enforcement Team on Monday, March 14 in Barangay Puring, Bataraza, Southern Palawan. The confiscated lumber was caught in the possession of illegal logging suspects Arthur Simpliciano, continue reading : Over 1,000 board feet of assorted lumber seized in Bataraza

400 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark recovered in Bataraza

About 400 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark were recovered by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Enforcement Team in a temporary stock area at Sitio Sayab, Brgy. Tagnato, Bataraza, Palawan at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15. Surveillance revealed these tanbark sacks are regularly shipped out to Malaysia by different groups in Southern Palawan, continue reading : 400 sacks of abandoned mangrove tanbark recovered in Bataraza

World Pangolin Day 2016: Efforts to protect Palawan pangolin continue

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), the implementing arm of multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary body PCSD, continuously pursuing its initiatives to protect the Palawan-endemic Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis), which faces very high risk of extinction due to illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion and slash-and-burn farming. In an effort to continue reading : World Pangolin Day 2016: Efforts to protect Palawan pangolin continue

NEWSBITS: 222nd PCSD REGULAR MEETING

WHEN TO REMOVE CROCODILES FROM THE WILD? Dr. Terry Aquino, Biodiversity Management Bureau consultant of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB), sat down with environmental authorities in Palawan and drafted a “Criteria for Removing Crocodiles from the Wild” during a consultative meeting on crocodile conservation last August 8, 2014. Conditions, which are all continue reading : NEWSBITS: 222nd PCSD REGULAR MEETING

Palawan LGUs enjoined to promote conservation through flagship species

The local government units (LGUs) in Palawan are enjoined to identify flagship species that shall serve as emblem of conservation in its respective localities. Pursuant to Section 35 of RA 9147 or the Wildlife Resources and Conservation and Protection Act of 2001 which commits the LGUs to “initiate conservation measures for endemic species in their continue reading : Palawan LGUs enjoined to promote conservation through flagship species

Puerto Princesa’s Hundred Caves as eco-tourism site

How can this city of natural wonders conserve its Hundred Caves? The answer is simple and clear: Develop it for eco-tourism. A five-year management plan for the protection and conservation of Hundred Caves, a potential eco-tourism site in Barangay Tagabinet, Puerto Princesa City is now up for approval and adoption of the Palawan Council for continue reading : Puerto Princesa’s Hundred Caves as eco-tourism site

PCSDS gears up for SEP’s Silver Anniversary

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), the implementing arm of the multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary body PCSD, is preparing for the celebration of the silver anniversary of RA 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act of 1992 on June 19, 2017. In connection, a resolution directing the creation of the organizing continue reading : PCSDS gears up for SEP’s Silver Anniversary

A total of 48 individuals from different sectors registered for the Communication Planning Workshop for Palawan held at the PSDTI Training Hall, RVMCSD, Bgy. Irawan, Puerto Princesa City. (PHOTO//Celso S. Quiling/PCSDS)

Stakeholders craft 5-year COMMPLAN

To popularize the sustainable development (SD) advocacy in the province, a Communication Planning Workshop for Palawan was conducted on January 26-27 at the Palawan Sustainable Development Training Institute (PSDTI) in Bgy Irawan, Puerto Princesa City. As the R.A. 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan Act puts it, sustainable development is “the improvement in continue reading : Stakeholders craft 5-year COMMPLAN

KFI-PTFCF-PCSDS, Bridge Gaps on Biodiversity Conservation Efforts

“Lack of understanding on the importance of biodiversity, weak resource management and governance mechanisms, lack of political will, insufficient enforcement of environmental laws, conflicting government, lack of ecological expertise in decision-making, lack of conservation knowledge and expertise, and lack of sustainable livelihood for local stakeholders.” These are the identified threats to biodiversity (species and ecosystems) continue reading : KFI-PTFCF-PCSDS, Bridge Gaps on Biodiversity Conservation Efforts

KAMAGONG LUMBER SIEZED FROM LOCAL BUSINESSMAN

With the power of a search warrant, the Enforcement Team of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development searched, found and seized approximately 1,299 board feet of illegally cut and collected Kamagong lumber in the compound owned by a certain Manuel Pua, a Filipino-Chinese businessman in Puerto Princesa City, on September 19, 2014. According to the continue reading : KAMAGONG LUMBER SIEZED FROM LOCAL BUSINESSMAN

Devanadera Challenged PSDSAP Participants

At the end of the two-day Palawan Sustainable Development Strategic Action Planning (PSDSAP) for northern Palawan municipalities, PCSDS Executive Director Nelson P. Devanadera in his closing statement has challenged the participants to be at the mainstream of the whole process by fully committing themselves into the integration of the planning output. “We might be duplicating continue reading : Devanadera Challenged PSDSAP Participants

PCSD’S COMMITTEE ON SECURITY AND SAFETY, REACTIVATED

After eight years of pause, the Committee on Security and Safety, which was established by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development in 2005, has been reactivated. It had its 8th committee meeting last February 19, 2014, held at the conference room of the Western Command. Its chairmanship is automatically given to the Commander of Western continue reading : PCSD’S COMMITTEE ON SECURITY AND SAFETY, REACTIVATED

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 2014 STARTS IN DUMARAN

Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 12 or the Detailed Guidelines in the Implementation of Republic Act 9147 (Wildlife Act), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff is continuously conducting the Wildlife Enforcement Officers Training program. For 2014, PCSDS will conduct its first WEO Training in the municipality of Dumaran, Palawan, where approximately 40 participants are continue reading : WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 2014 STARTS IN DUMARAN