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

Sawa na kumain ng manok sa isang sabungan, nahuli

Isang adult-size na Reticulated Python ang nahuli sa isang sabungan sa Bgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City nitong umaga ng Martes, Agosto 31. Sinasabing ang nasabing sawa ay nakakain nang manok na panabong dahilan para mapansin ito ng mga tao roon, ayon kay Michael Ello, myembro ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Enforcement continue reading : Sawa na kumain ng manok sa isang sabungan, nahuli

Pagprotekta sa ‘Dungon’ ng Palawan isinusulong

NI EDUARDO CABRERA Isinisulong ngayon ng isang grupo ng kabataan ang pangangalaga at pagprotekta sa isang species ng hayop na sa buong Pilipinas ay tanging sa Palawan lamang matatagpuan. Ang Keep Otters in the Wild ay proyekto ng isang grupo ng mga kabataan na layuning itaas ang kamuwangan ukol sa Asian Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinereus). continue reading : Pagprotekta sa ‘Dungon’ ng Palawan isinusulong

Basic GIS Training for PCSDS, other partners conducted

About 24 representatives from the various divisions of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), as well as from the local Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office attended the Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) on August 18-19 at the conference room of the PCSD Building, Bgy Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City. The continue reading : Basic GIS Training for PCSDS, other partners conducted

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

ZCR policy specialist attends Green Industry Conference in S. Korea

Cherryl Kho, IEC and Policy Specialist of the Zero Carbon Resorts project of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), attended the Green Industry Conference at Ulsan, South Korea last June 28-30. Topics discussed were about the Korean Green Growth Strategy, Low Carbon Transport and Energy, the Circular Economy, Green Industry Index and Science continue reading : ZCR policy specialist attends Green Industry Conference in S. Korea

6-yr Coastal, Marine Env’t Rehab Program for Palawan pushed

Aimed at building the resilience of Palawan coastal ecosystems, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) has proposed recently a six-year Coastal and Marine Environment Rehabilitation Program. The P1.08-billion proposed project aims to protect, enhance, and rehabilitate the province’s coastal ecosystems to build resiliency to climate change, according to PCSDS Coastal and Marine Section continue reading : 6-yr Coastal, Marine Env’t Rehab Program for Palawan pushed

PCSDS proposes 6-yr forest regeneration program to halt forest loss in Palawan

In a bid to reverse the long-term decline of Palawan’s forest, a proposal on introducing a six-year forest regeneration project has been conceived recently by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS). A total of 189,504 hectares has been proposed by the PCSDS for reforestation. The PCSDS is the technical implementing arm of the continue reading : PCSDS proposes 6-yr forest regeneration program to halt forest loss in Palawan

Aborlan ECAN Board joins planting of 10,000 mangrove propagules

The ECAN Board in Aborlan town joined the community members in the planting of 10,000 propagules of mangrove at Sitio Tagbarungis, Barangay Ramon Magsaysay. The said mangrove planting on June 24 was the highlight of the town’s 1st Arbor Day celebration, an activity in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for continue reading : Aborlan ECAN Board joins planting of 10,000 mangrove propagules

3,417 board feet of abandoned Apitong and Amugis lumber recovered

More or less 3,417 board feet of abandoned Apitong and Amugis lumber were recovered on Monday, July 11 at Purok Pagkakaisa, Barangay Tabon in Quezon Town. The said lumber was discovered at around 2p.m. by the Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force (PLETF) thru the joint elements of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) continue reading : 3,417 board feet of abandoned Apitong and Amugis lumber recovered

623 board feet of Ipil lumber confiscated in San Vicente town

More or less 623 board feet of Ipil lumber were confiscated from a certain Arnel Palasan at around 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 8 in Barangay Port Barton, San Vicente town. The apprehension was launched by the Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force through the joint elements of PCSD Enforcement Team and Bantay Palawan. Criminal and/or administrative continue reading : 623 board feet of Ipil lumber confiscated in San Vicente town

1,603 board feet of Ipil lumber seized in Quezon town

More than 1,600 board feet of Ipil lumber were confiscated from three separate individuals in Quezon town on Wednesday, July 6. The apprehension that yielded a total of 1,603 board ft. Ipil lumber was done at around 8:51 p.m. at Sitio Ikba, Barangay Isugod, by the Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force through the joint elements continue reading : 1,603 board feet of Ipil lumber seized in Quezon town

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

Palawan governor visits proposed site of Tubbataha state-of-the-art ranger station

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez made an ocular inspection Wednesday at the proposed site of the state-of-the-art marine ranger station that will be built adjacent to the current station on the shallow part of the North Atoll of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP). The plan to build a modern marine ranger station to replace the continue reading : Palawan governor visits proposed site of Tubbataha state-of-the-art ranger station

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR THE IWAHIG PRISON AND PENAL FARM

In line with the celebration of the 46th year anniversary of Earth Day, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSDS), Department Of Environment And Natural Resources – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO), City Environment And Natural Resource Office (City ENRO), Katala Foundation, Inc. (KFI), and Iwahig Prison And Penal Farm (IPPF) will be continue reading : BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR THE IWAHIG PRISON AND PENAL FARM

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

1,200 board feet illegally cut assorted lumber recovered in Southern Palawan

About 1,200 board feet of suspected illegally cut assorted lumber were recovered in the southern municipality of Bataraza, Palawan by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Enforcement Team. The assorted lumber were specifically recovered by the enforcement team at Sitio Unggong, Barangay Tagnato in the said municipality at around 1:30 a.m. of March 31, continue reading : 1,200 board feet illegally cut assorted lumber recovered in Southern Palawan

PALAWAN FOR EARTH HOUR

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development supports the 10th year celebration of Earth Hour, the global campaign of the the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). This campaign promotes public awareness and participation in combating global warming and climate change. It encourages each and everyone of us to take necessary steps toward a low-carbon lifestyle, continue reading : PALAWAN FOR EARTH HOUR

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

Kiddies for Wildlife

The participation of everyone, especially the younger generation, is very significant in ensuring the future of wildlife and their habitats. Thus, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff is expanding the PCSDS Kiddie Wildlife Savers’ Club through registration in the Elementary Schools within Puerto Princesa City. The Kiddie Wildlife Saver’s Club is an organization of continue reading : Kiddies for Wildlife

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

Palawan to Celebrate World Wildlife Day on March 3

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) will be joining billions of people across the globe in celebrating World Wildlife Day 2016 on March 3 under the theme, “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” The PCSD is a multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary body, which under the law, is charged with the governance, implementation and continue reading : Palawan to Celebrate World Wildlife Day on March 3

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

Weather & Tropical Cyclone 101 Training Conducted in Palawan

10 November 2015, Puerto Princesa City – Palawan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Officers from northern and southern municipalities and PCSD Staff participated in a 1-day orientation-training on Weather 101 and Tropical Cyclone 101 at the PCSDS Office this City. The basic training will help the participants to develop awareness and capacity building, understand the concepts, continue reading : Weather & Tropical Cyclone 101 Training Conducted in Palawan

Tubbataha Declared as ASEAN Heritage Park

  5 November 2015, Puerto Princesa City – The management office of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park formally launched at the Provincial Capitol VJR Hall a declaration for Tubbataha as an ASEAN Heritage Park, the very first marine protected area with such distinction in the region. Gracing the occasion were representatives from the Department of continue reading : Tubbataha Declared as ASEAN Heritage Park

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

PCSDS Exec Director NP Devanadera

Southern Palawan: Experiencing Competing Demands of Resources -PhilWAVES

5 October 2015-Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines South of Palawan, specifically the town of Sofronio Española is home to a number of indigenous peoples, large watershed area, potential ecotourism spots and rich agricultural lands. This is the project area for the World Bank funded Phil WAVES (Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services), a continue reading : Southern Palawan: Experiencing Competing Demands of Resources -PhilWAVES

Palawan Forged Sisterhood Relationship with Jeju Island BR

7 October 2015, Palawan Capitol Complex – “Ahneong sayo!” — Welcome!   Palawan Governor and PCSD Chair Jose Ch. Alvarez and Dir. Young-Hoan Yang of World Heritage and Mt. Hallasan Research Institute, representing Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve of Korea signed a memorandum of understanding for sisterhood relationship between two of the 7 New Wonders of Nature nominees. On continue reading : Palawan Forged Sisterhood Relationship with Jeju Island BR

HONING YOUNG MINDS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  October 22 & 29, 2015 – As part of the culminating activity of the Ecological Field Trip of the Puerto Princesa Pilot Elementary School, more than 500 Science Club pupils participated in the information-education campaign conducted by the PCSD Staff upon the request of the said school at the Palawan Sustainable Development Training Institute continue reading : HONING YOUNG MINDS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

SUSTAINING COASTAL-MARINE AREAS FOR PALAWAN’S FUTURE

A two-day workshop was held last August 18-19, 2015 by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in Partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines, Malampaya Foundation, Inc., and United States Agency for International Development ECOFISH Project (USAID), entitled “Resilient Seas For An Ensured Future: A Stakeholders’ Workshop On Putting Knowledge Into Action For Palawan continue reading : SUSTAINING COASTAL-MARINE AREAS FOR PALAWAN’S FUTURE

PCSDS Joins “Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran”

Mr. Alex Marcaida, President of the PCSDS Employees Association is currently attending the 5th K4 National Convention at Grand MenSeng Hotel, in Davao City. K4 stands for Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran, a conglomeration of DENRs Regional employees Unions. Attendees are presidents and selected officers. This years’ theme is “Empowered K4 geared continue reading : PCSDS Joins “Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran”

PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND EDUCATION

A partnership was forged between the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), the managing agency for Palawan Biosphere Reserve, and the Asia Climate Change Education Center (ACCEC), representing Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve of South Korea, in the hopes of achieving sustainable development at regional, national and global levels through collaborative activities. A Memorandum of Understanding continue reading : PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND EDUCATION

Japan’s Php 50M Livelihood Assistance Sealed for Balabac, Palawan

PRESS RELEASE #1: ADB-JFPR-JODA-PCSD PROJECT # 9160 LAUNCHING ACTIVITIES Japan’s Php 50M Livelihood Assistance Sealed for Balabac, Palawan [av_gallery ids=’3845,3846′ style=’thumbnails’ preview_size=’portfolio’ crop_big_preview_thumbnail=’avia-gallery-big-crop-thumb’ thumb_size=’portfolio’ columns=’2′ imagelink=’lightbox’ lazyload=’avia_lazyload’] It was in high spirits that the Local Government and community leaders of Balabac, Palawan welcomed a 30-month development assistance package from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction continue reading : Japan’s Php 50M Livelihood Assistance Sealed for Balabac, Palawan

Palawan Man and Biosphere Reserve Logo Design Contest

Palawan is a land blessed with abundant natural resources. She was blessed by Mother Nature with unique and diverse flora and fauna. Because of her uniqueness, she was declared as a Man and Biosphere (MAB) Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on March 27, 1990 in Paris, France. The Palawan continue reading : Palawan Man and Biosphere Reserve Logo Design Contest

IGAMO Games: Get set, Go!!!

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff has organized an Inter-Government Agency Mini Olympics (IGAMO) to strengthen the partnership and camaraderie with its partner agencies. This will also promote wellness and sportsmanship among the staff of the said agencies. The opening of the IGAMO Games will be held on May 19, 2015 at the  Puerto Princesa continue reading : IGAMO Games: Get set, Go!!!

SEP @ 23 – a Review

With the rapid development, along with the advancement of technology and rise of different trends, issues and challenges faced by the people and province of Palawan, a two-day forum will be conducted to assess the effectiveness and impact of the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan Act (Republic Act 7611), also known as the SEP Law, continue reading : SEP @ 23 – a Review

PCSD Staff Wins Best Paper

Jesus Bream, a Marine Biology masteral student and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff, won the Best Paper Award during the Western Philippines University Research and Extension Forum last March 2, 2015. His paper focused on the effects of oil pollution on the fertilization and larval survival rates of two echinoid species, the collector urchin continue reading : PCSD Staff Wins Best Paper

REVITALIZING PALAWAN’S PROTECTED AREAS

Cognizant of Protected Area systems and Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN) as relevant to enhance the status of Palawan as Man and Biosphere Reserve through effective protected area management, the very first Palawan Protected Areas Management Board (PAMB) Summit was held on February 11-12, 2015 at the Palawan Sustainable Development Training Institute in Bgy. Irawan continue reading : REVITALIZING PALAWAN’S PROTECTED AREAS

BETTER REGULATION FOR REEF-FISH-FOR-FOOD, SOUGHT

Alarming conditions of the commonly traded reef-fish-for-food or RFFs, particularly the Leopard Coral Trout or Grouper locally known as suno, has led to the proposal of amending the existing regulatory mechanism governing it, the Administrative Order No.5, series of 2000. Studies have shown that there is a steady decline in the fish production annually within continue reading : BETTER REGULATION FOR REEF-FISH-FOR-FOOD, SOUGHT

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

A GREEN BLUEPRINT FOR PALAWAN CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) has formulated a specialized action plan for the province of Palawan. This is called the Palawan Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan (PSDSAP). It is a blueprint for sustainable development which aims to create the necessary environmental, socio-cultural, economic, and institutional conditions toward the establishment of a continue reading : A GREEN BLUEPRINT FOR PALAWAN CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

WORLD OF ISLANDS ON FACING THREATS AND CHALLENGES

The province of Palawan, as part of the Biosphere Reserve Network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), hosted the 4th Meeting of the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WINCBR) with the theme Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves under the Impact of Natural Disasters last June 17 to 20, continue reading : WORLD OF ISLANDS ON FACING THREATS AND CHALLENGES

Council Approves Appointment of New Executive Director

[av_dropcap2 color=”custom” custom_bg=”#45b39c”]E[/av_dropcap2]ngr. Nelson P. Devanadera is now the new Executive Director of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff effective February 1, 2014. His appointment was confirmed last Jan 30, 2014, during the 207th Regular Council Meeting of PCSD. Under his belt is more than 15 years of experience in project implementation and development continue reading : Council Approves Appointment of New Executive Director

LAUNCHING OF A.R.M.S.

On May 30, 2014, about 50 people from different government agencies, academe, private sector, enforcement agencies, NGO’s and people from the community gathered to attend the launching program of the Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS). It was held at the grounds of the PNP Maritime Group – Special Boat Unit in Honda Bay, Sta. Lourdes, continue reading : LAUNCHING OF A.R.M.S.

IPRA LAW AT BATAS SEP, IISA ANG LAYUNIN PARA SA PROTEKSYON SA KARAPATAN NG MGA KATUTUBO

Isinagawa ang isang seminar workshop ng mga kawani ng National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) na pinapangunahan ng National Executive Director nito na si Ms. Marlea Muñez kasama ang mga kawani ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) noong ika-12 hanggang ika-14 ng Mayo 2014. Layunin ng aktibidad na ito na mailatag ang alituntunin ng continue reading : IPRA LAW AT BATAS SEP, IISA ANG LAYUNIN PARA SA PROTEKSYON SA KARAPATAN NG MGA KATUTUBO

FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADERS CONTINUES

The operatives of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development’s Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit were able to save 14 blue-naped parrots (Tanygnathus lucionensis) hatchlings, 2 Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) hatchlings, and 2 adult Palawan hill mynah (Gracula religiosa) from the clutches of an illegal wildlife trader in Barangay Montible, Puerto Princesa City last April 28, 2014. continue reading : FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADERS CONTINUES

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

Wildlife Enforcement Officers of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development arrested a woman after a search yielded 72 heads of live Palawan Hill Mynahs (Gracula religiosa palawanensis) in her home in Barangay Dumangueña, Narra, Palawan on the 14th of March 2014.   According to the report, the suspect, Nelia Guadalupe, also known as “Inday”, has continue reading : WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

EVERYBODY IN: PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Amidst growing concerns regarding rampant and continuous illegal activities and environmental violations in the province of Palawan, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, through its Committee on Security and Safety, spearheaded the reorganization of the Environmental Enforcement Program (EEP). This recommitment effort was initiated thru the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement held on the continue reading : EVERYBODY IN: PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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

EL NIDO BUSINESSMAN CHARGED FOR POSSESSION OF BALINSASAYAW NESTS

Enforcers from the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit (WTMU) of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development stationed at the El Nido Seaport, confiscated a box-full of edible bird’s nest last February 17, 2014 from a businessman in the municipality of El Nido.   According to the report, a man arrived at the port carrying the box continue reading : EL NIDO BUSINESSMAN CHARGED FOR POSSESSION OF BALINSASAYAW NESTS

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

ILLEGAL TRADERS OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE, CAUGHT

After months of surveillance, two Chinese businessmen and three Filipinos are now facing charges for possession of endangered wildlife. On the 17th of January 2014, members of the PCSDS Enforcement Team – Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit (WTMU), conducted two separate operations on the strength of search warrants issued by Judge Angelo R. Arizala of the continue reading : ILLEGAL TRADERS OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE, CAUGHT