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 multi-agency initiative involving key national government agencies and local government units.
In the recent Dissemination Forum on Phil-WAVES held at the Palawan Provincial Capitol Complex last October 5, five speakers talked about (1) Land cover change in Southern Palawan, (2) Forest and Climate change, (3) Water Provisioning and Sediment Rentention Services, (4) Contribution of Ecosystem in Crop Production, and (5) Coastal Extent and Condition. Output for this forum will be soon published in the World Bank website www.wavespartnership.org