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DENR, partners to draw national strategy to sustain conserved areas of IPs PDF Print E-mail
Source: DENR

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) throws its support to efforts of the country’s indigenous communities in conserving key biodiversity areas within their ancestral domains. Dubbed as “Indigenous Community Conserved Areas” or ICCA, these include mountains, lakes, burial grounds, places of rituals which the IPs hold sacred and important to their culture and traditions. These areas are reportedly thriving with wide array of threatened plants and animals and provide stable ecosystem services to upland communities.  READ MORE ».