The Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc (SCPW) will be hosting an event for the Youth dubbed as “A Journey with Migratory Birds: A Learning Event for the Youth” on 05 October 2018. The event is co-organized by the National Geographic – Asia and the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF) Partnership Secretariat. The event has two parts: A Learning Session which will be held at the Summit Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City and a visit to the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park at Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA).
The objectives of the activity are:
- to increase the awareness of the Youth on the importance of migratory birds and wetlands and how they can help protect them;
- to come up with an activity across schools on the conservation of migratory birds;
- to understand the importance of the LPPCHEA as a Ramsar Site and potential Flyway Network Site.
The Resource Persons at the event will be coming from Alaska, Myanmar, Australia, and the Philippines to share the story of migratory birds along the EAAF. This will give the Youth a unique opportunity to learn about migratory birds and observe them in their natural habitat and plan actions on how to help protect them. The activity is expected to gather about 100 students from Las Piñas, Parañaque, Manila, and other areas in Metro Manila.
Mr. Renz Marion Gamido (DENR-NCR)
Mr. Anson Tagtag (DENR-BMB)
National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.
East Asian –Australasian Flyway Partnership Secretariat. The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is an international organization that was adopted in the World Summit on Sustainable Development as a Type II initiative. It coordinates and facilitates 35 Partners including governments, convention secretariats, NGOs as well as the private sector to promote international cooperation for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats, and the livelihood of the people depending upon those habitats.
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. A national environmental NGO in the Philippines focusing on wetlands. The principal objective of SCPW is to promote the wise use of wetlands in the Philippines by a) facilitating linkages and networking among wetland advocates locally and abroad; b) engaging in wetland conservation activities; c) providing a forum and technical assistance on wetland-related issues; and complementing wetland management activities through research, training and CEPA (communication, education, participation and awareness).
|Date:||Friday, 05 October 2018|
|Venue:||Summit Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center for the Learning Session, The Wetland Centre Wave of the Las Piñas – Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Site for the Field Visit|
|Audience:||Approximately 120 (high school and college students and teachers)|
|Coordinator:||Ms. Amy M. Lecciones, Executive Director, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW)|
For directions to the Philippine International Convention Center please use the map below.
Casey Burns, BLM Alaska Wildlife Program Lead at the Alaska State Office and participant to the EAAFP – CEPA Working Group Workshop on Migratory Birds and Flyway Sites (Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas Center, October 02-04 2018) has published his experience in the Philippines in the newsletter Tundra to the Tropics.