Symposium Collaborators Meet at Asturias

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ready to take off! Agencies involved in the forthcoming 5th Palawan Research Symposium and 4th National Conference for Sustainable Development converged at the Citystate Asturias Hotel to discuss details for the preparation on the two-day activities scheduled on July 26-27, 2018. The Palawan academes, various organizations in the City and Provincial government, and the Wildlife continue reading : Symposium Collaborators Meet at Asturias

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

PCSDS welcomes arrival of China-Philippines Academic Exchange on Aquaculture Technology delegates

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff welcomes the arrival of delegates for the China-Philippines Academic Exchange on Aquaculture Technology and technical conference on Aquaculture Technology to be held at the HUE Hotel and Resort on November 23, 2017 in collaboration with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region IV-MIMAROPA. www.pcsd.gov.ph

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

SEP IEC Caravan for the officials, members and staff of the LGU-Kalayaan

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff conducted an SEP IEC Caravan for the officials, members and staff of the LGU-Kalayaan held at the Kalayaan Extension Office, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City. The IEC campaign tackled the legislations and mandates of the PCSD as well as the mainstreaming of Gender and Development: Women’s Role in continue reading : SEP IEC Caravan for the officials, members and staff of the LGU-Kalayaan

SEP IEC Caravan in Cuyo

Last August 22, 2017, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff conducted the SEP IEC Caravan in Cuyo, Palawan as part of its 25th Year Anniversary celebration of the SEP Law (RA 7611) with the theme “Kultura, Kalikasan, Kaunlaran… Kasama Ka!” through the district management office. The day-long program was conducted in the Institute of continue reading : SEP IEC Caravan in Cuyo

PCSDS: 3rd National Conference on Sustainable Development and 4th Palawan Research Symposium, a success

The Office of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff would like to extend its sincerest appreciation to its partners from the academe: 1.) Holy Trinity University (HTU); 2.) Palawan Polytechnic College, Inc. (PTCI); 3.) Palawan State Unversity (PSU) and; 4.) Western Philippines University (WPU) as well as to the United States Agency for International continue reading : PCSDS: 3rd National Conference on Sustainable Development and 4th Palawan Research Symposium, a success

Biodiversity and Energy 101

Biodiversity and Energy 101   During the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the SEP Law last 19 June 2016, the University of the Philippines, Provincial Government of Palawan, City Government of Puerto Princesa, PCSD and the UP Alumni Association entered into a Memorandum of Understanding and cooperation in strengthening the research and training roles continue reading : Biodiversity and Energy 101

SEP Caravan kicked off

As part of the year-long celebration of the 25th Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) Anniversary, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) has been conducting an information, education, and communication (IEC) caravan across the province. The IEC caravan is an activity organized by the PCSDS ECAN Education and Enforcement Division (EEED) in cooperation with the continue reading : SEP Caravan kicked off

Research Analyst of PCSDS EZM Coastal attends Nat’l MPA Forum

Carlos Alfredo A. Castillo, Research Analyst under the PCSDS ECAN Zone Management Coastal (PCSDS EZM Coastal), attended the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Forum organized by the MPA Support Network on February 16-19 in Cebu. Discussed in the forum were the following three self-assessment tools: Management Effective-ness Assessment Tool (MEAT); Socio-Economic Effectiveness Assessment Tool (SEAT); and continue reading : Research Analyst of PCSDS EZM Coastal attends Nat’l MPA Forum

Deputation training for Katala Foundation’s wildlife wardens held

Thirty wildlife wardens underwent a two-day Special Deputy Environment and Natural Resources Officers (SDENDRO) training in Barangay Iwahig, Puerto Princesa City. It was organized on February 6-7 by the Katala Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the PCSDS, through the ECAN Education and Extension (EEED). Said training was attended by the participants coming from the different continue reading : Deputation training for Katala Foundation’s wildlife wardens held

Shark, ray identification training conducted

    A training on shark and ray identification was organized on February 11 at the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Office to capacitate the enforcers and other technical staff of the PCSD and its partner agencies. Debra Abercrombie, a marine biologist from Stony Brook University and Abercrombie & Fish, who has been studying continue reading : Shark, ray identification training conducted

3,082 board feet of illegally gathered, possessed lumber confiscated

Enforcement authorities confiscated more or less 3,082 board feet of illegally gathered and possessed freshly cut Ipil, Amugis and Sakot lumber used for constructing five units of motor launch in Bgy. Sapa, Bataraza, Palawan on February 8. Persons allegedly involved were the following: Obong Mohamad, Dihing Alie, and Hayati Dugasan. The three violated Presidential Decree continue reading : 3,082 board feet of illegally gathered, possessed lumber confiscated

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

7 PH Cockatoos freed in Dumaran Island Critical Habitat

Seven Philippine Cockatoos or Katala as locally called were released back in the wild in Dumaran Island in northern Palawan on January 27. Five of these birds were rescued from starvation during the El Nino 2016 breeding season on the island itself and two were from Puerto Princesa City, according to the Katala Foundation Inc. continue reading : 7 PH Cockatoos freed in Dumaran Island Critical Habitat

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

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