The Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW) is engaged in activities that promote the wise use and conservation of Philippine Wetlands. Since its inception, the SCPW has been working throughout the Philippines to increase the awareness of the benefits that healthy wetlands have on people’s health, livelihood, and even disaster resiliency.

Projects and other activities


Wetlands Caravan: the evolving national CEPA Programme of SCPW for wetlands conservation in the country
The Programme aims to work with the communities in achieving the Ramsar Convention’s goal of “wise use of wetlands” through localized action plans the will help catalyze change in the people’s behavior towards wetlands.
Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future (Project NexCities)
Project NexCities fulfills a significant gap in understanding the broader Energy-Food-Water-Environment Nexus particularly in relation to growing cities.
World Wetlands Day Celebration
– celebrated every 2nd  to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular.
Active, Clean and Bountiful Rivers:  The Wetlands BioBlitz Program
– provides an opportunity for participants to learn together and share their expertise and enthusiasm for nature, particularly wetlands, and at the same time gives the local community an opportunity to contribute to a genuine scientific survey.
WMBD Celebration

– celebrated annually to increase the level of awareness about the threats – both general and specific – that birds are facing.
Preparation of the Tourism Development Master Plan for the Municipality of Bacnotan
The project prepared a tourism master development plan for the Municipality of Bacnotan that ensures dynamic economic activities within the context of sustainable development of the people.  Bacnotan is a first class municipality in the province of La Union.
Earth Day Celebration
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World Water Day Celebration

2016  |  2017  |  2018  |  2021  |

Agricultural Wetlands as a Showcase for Wetlands Conservation 
– characterization and assessment of a 132-ha. wetland in Barangay Paligui and to develop it as a showcase of traditional farming practices and offer sanctuary for birds as a strategy for its conservation.
WWD Climate Storytelling Project
– Aimed to engage young minds in the appreciation, protection and conservation of wetlands.
Ecological Assessment of the Proposed Site of the North Rail Depot

Selection of Offset Site for the Proposed Site of the North Rail Depot and Development of its Management Plan

Roundtable Discussion on The Philippines Water Sector: Gaps and Opportunities
A multi-stakeholder dialogue aimed to enhance relationships among key Philippine oversight agencies on water, private sector, civil society organizations, academe, development partners, and water-end users by sharing what each one is currently doing and in the process identify areas of opportunities for fruitful collaboration.
Green Filters Showcase for the Philippines:  A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Green Village
The project demonstrated a method of treating domestic waste using a technology that employs natural and local resources.
Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future
An Organised Session at the International Conference on Human Settlements Planning and Development 2018.
Presented at the session were SCPW projects and research conducted in urban wetlands pioneering action and inputs to policy to help conserve urban wetlands through sustainable and wise use.
LPPCHEA Wetland Centre Complex
– a group of structures that serves to communicate the conservation and wise use of the mangrove and other wetland areas in the 175 hectare area that composes the LPPCHEA protected area.
Forum on Wetlands and Flood Management
–  discussed topics that will help identify opportunities for emergency,  floodplain, and wetland management agencies and partners to work together to maximize flood control and ecosystem service benefits of Philippine wetlands, thereby saving financial and environmental resources and building the resilience of Philippine communities to climate change.
Youth in Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction: Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth of Laguna and Batangas
The project employed transparent, inclusive, multi-sectoral and participatory approaches and focused on the youth as the direct beneficiaries, with latent beneficiaries extending to the families, schools, and the local government units.
East Asian – Australasian Flyway CEPA Workshop
brought together a group of experienced CEPA  practitioners from across the Flyway to Develop a Joint CEPA Project and Share Information on Successful CEPA Interventions.
Capacity Building for Wetland Conservation: Increasing capacity of local communities to sustain wetland conservation activities in the Laguna de Bay Region and Marikina-Pasig River Watershed
– aimed to increase the capacity of local organizations to take actions for wetland conservation which will directly translate into managing natural and human-made disasters and help in implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
A Journey with Migratory Birds: A Learning Event for the Youth
This Learning Event was designed to provide an opportunity for the Youth to learn about migratory birds through lectures and field visit at the Las Piñas – Parañaque Wetland Park  at LPPCHEA and the importance of the LPPCHEA as a Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site) and a potential Flyway Network Site.
The TreePreneur Project: Rehabilitation of Arayat Watershed for the Protection of Candaba Wetlands
The project employed approaches and methods that were highly participatory, transparent, build on or complement existing and proposed effort and promoted community empowerment.
Asian Regional Workshop on the Management of Wetlands and East Asian – Australasian Flyway Sites
– enhancing the management capacities of wetland site managers through sharing and documentation of lessons learned and best practices in the conservation of wetlands of international importance, and of migratory waterbirds and their habitats.
Youth in Action for Lake Conservation
– empowering and mobilizing the youth to take actions that will arrest the deterioration of Laguna de Bay thus contributing significantly to the overall conservation efforts.
National Workshop to Formulate the Philippine National Wetlands Communication, Education, Participation, Awareness (CEPA) Strategy and Action Plan
– crafting the National Wetland CEPA Action Plan of the Philippines (NWAPP) which will ensure that key actors are able to input into the proposed activities that will help promote the smooth implementation of the NWAPP.
Conservation of Laguna de Bay’s Environment and Resources (CLEAR)
– a tripartite partnership of Laguna Lake Development Authority  (government),  Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (non-government organization), and Unilever Philippines (business corporation)
National Conference on Wetlands, Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation
– setting the stage for the development of a national policy on wetlands, and a national strategy and action plan for the wise use of wetlands and wetlands resources, incorporating concerns on biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.
Conservation Activities in the Island of Tawi-Tawi Hosting of Living Lakes Network Conference 2005
The Living Lakes Conference 2005 explored the role that communities play as responsible stewards of lake ecosystems in densely populated areas.