One Reticulated Python turned over to PCSDS

One Reticulated Python (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด) was…

One Asian Palm Civet turned over to PCSDS

One Asian Palm Civet (๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜น๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด) was…

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 yearโ€™s theme, โ€œClimate Actionโ€ – 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 yearโ€™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 โ€œForests and Biodiversityโ€. 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 Earthโ€, 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. Villenaโ€™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

SDG Camp 2019 Recap: The Becoming of Youth Wildlife Savers Club

It has been a week since the first SDG Youth Camp by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) ended. Two days of camp and training for the pioneers of Youth Wildlife Savers Club have built inter-school friendships, introduced new standpoints, and flamed an inner fire to advocate for sustainable development in Palawan. But before continue reading : SDG Camp 2019 Recap: The Becoming of Youth Wildlife Savers Club

Students commit to sustainability at the first SDG Youth Camp

Fifty junior high school students from various schools in Puerto Princesa City pledged to be advocates of sustainability in Palawan after completing the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Youth Camp last Oct. 18 to 19 at PCSD Training Center in Brgy. Irawan. The SDG Youth Camp is a program by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development continue reading : Students commit to sustainability at the first SDG Youth Camp

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 โ€œseasonal controlโ€ ng RFF. Matatandaang sinuspinde ang implementasyon ng seasonal control sa RFF continue reading : RFF close season, tuluyang ipapatupad ng PCSD

PCSDS visits elementary schools to promote wildlife conservation

THE PALAWAN COUNCIL for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Staff is set to visit elementary schools in Puerto Princesa to raise awareness on wildlife conservation in Palawan and share the provisions of RA 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. The campaign entitled, โ€œBatang Palaweรฑo, Batang Makakalikasanโ€ aims to let children value Palawanโ€™s natural resources continue reading : PCSDS visits elementary schools to promote wildlife conservation

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 โ€œSkip the Straw, Save a Turtleโ€ states that the contracting parties, mainly continue reading : Six business establishments in Palawan signed agreement to Skip Straws