With the theme “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) and its partner-organizations (USAID SIBOL, USAID INSPIRE, PALECO, and Palawan Pawnshop) successfully celebrated this year’s World Wildlife Day last 03 March 2023 at Robinson’s Place Palawan. The event featured a series of activities that showcased the importance of sustainable wildlife and biodiversity conservation.
The celebration was attended by various schools, including Sta. Lourdes National High School, San Jose National High School, Sicsican National High School, Puerto Princesa City National Science High School, Matahimik-Bucana National High School, Palawan National School, Sta. Monica Elementary School, Sicsican Elementary School, and Irawan Elementary School.
One of the highlights of the event was the exhibit featuring different species of wildlife. It aimed to raise awareness about the importance of protecting wildlife and preserving their natural habitat. Participants were also encouraged to engage in activities that promote wildlife conservation.
The event also included a Film Showing Activity, where short films entitled “Paw Pawikan”, “Ang Kuwento ni Panpan” and “Mind is Cool” were screened. These films taught the participants about the different wildlife species and their importance in the ecosystem as well as the dangers they face in the hands of humankind. Additionally, the On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest and Jingle Competition encouraged participants to express their creativity while showcasing the theme “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”.
The group from Puerto Princesa City National Science High School bested the other groups in the jingle making competition. While the masterpiece of the representative from Palawan National School prevailed over the others in the Poster-making contest. The competitions showcased the participants’ talents and creativity in promoting wildlife conservation.
For the ice breaker, the PCSDS and USAID hosted a Trivia Game Questions about the World Wildlife Day Celebration and the relevant fun facts about wildlife species. Excited students ran for the microphone to answer as they outsmarted one another. Winners got special prizes aside from the smiles on their faces.
The event demonstrated the significance of partnerships for sustainable wildlife and biodiversity conservation and emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts towards protecting our wildlife and natural resources.