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 Office.
The Palawan Knowledge Partners witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation by the Protected Area Superintendent of PPSRNP, Ms. Elizabeth Maclang and CENR Officer Atty. Carlo Gomez during the PKP’s 8th Meeting, March 11.
PPSRNP and CENRO have joined the list of the PKP’s pioneering member-agencies: the Provincial Government of Palawan, City Government of Puerto Princesa, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Palawan, Department of Agriculture – Palawan, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Science and Technology – Palawan, Conservation International Philippines, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Tubbataha Management Office, Katala Foundation Inc, Palawan NGO Network Inc, Holy Trinity University, Palawan State University, and Western Philippines University.
INTERACTIVE INFO HUB
The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) aims to harness new technologies and utilize the world of cyber space to let the people of Palawan and the world know the abundant treasures the province has when it comes to biodiversity. Thus the birth of this interactive information hub which was launched last December 11, 2014.
This knowledge platform will provide avenues for PCSD’s partners from the National government, academe, and non-government organizations in disseminating their studies, researches, programs, and projects concerning the last frontier’s terrestrial and coastal-marine resources ranging from species of flora and fauna, protected or conservation areas, indigenous peoples and many more. This data-mine of information will serve as a tool for better protection and utilization of these resources.
Just like with the Philippine Clearing House Mechanism, to which the PCSD is affiliated and networked with, this web-based information sharing mechanism will be supporting our country’s commitment to the international community through sharing of biodiversity information as mandated in the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity. PCSD has expanded this by sharing knowledge and information on Sustainable Development, which is the ultimate goal of the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan or the Republic Act 7611.
The Palawan Knowledge Platform is technically assisted by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity and the Philippine Clearing House Mechanism.
Everyone is welcome to visit PKP at www.pkp.pcsd.gov.ph.