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The Republic of the Philippines is richly endowed with a variety of wetland areas which include mangroves; coral reefs; seagrass beds; lakes and reservoirs; rivers, estuaries and deltas; marshes; swamps; and rice paddies. Because of the country’s extensive coastline (over 18,400 kilometers in 7,107 islands) coastal wetland types prevail, though other types are well represented and are ecologically and economically significant.
On 20 January 2003, DENR Secretary Elisea G. Gozun issued Special Order No. 2003-32 formally creating the Philippine Plant Conservation Committee (Annex A). Chaired by the PAWB Director and composed of plant experts in the country, the Committee is tasked primarily to develop the Philippine Plant Conservation Strategy and Action Plan.
The development of the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use and Protection of Peatlands in the Philippines is initiated by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PAWB-DENR) in collaboration with other concerned government agencies, local government units, academe and non-government organizations.
To promote sustainable development in the Philippines, the National Ecotourism Steering Committee and the Regional Ecotourism Commitees, in consultation with the regional stakeholders, have formulated a strategy for the development of ecotourism throughout the country. The National Ecotourism Strategy (NES) is envisioned to provide an integrated and coordinated mechanisms as it provides for par tnerships among the government, the private sector, the local communities and tourists to ensure the industry’s viability and competitiveness in the long run.
The Plan sets out what is known of the Philippine Crocodile’s life history and current status in the wild, as well as the efforts implemented to date to assist its recovery. Most importantly, it also outlines a number of conservation objectives and the actions needed to achieve them.
This report presesents the consensus of more than 300 expert scientists and decision-makers from more than 100 local and international institutions, on the most biologically important areas in the Philippines. The intent of the report is to present the results of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priority-setting Program (PBCPP) in order to influence conservation and development planning throughout the Philippines.
The Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2028 is the country's roadmap to conserve its biodiversity and achieve its vision - "By 2028, biodiversity is restored and rehabilitated, valued, effectively managed and secured, maintaining ecosystem services to sustain healthy, resilient Filipino communities and delivering benefits to all."
The Updated Philippine NAP to Combat Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) is an expression of full and unqualified commitment of the Philippine Government in the effective and accelerated implementation of the programs and project activities to combat desertification, land degradation and poverty in the identified drought vulnerable areas of the country. This is also the working document for the convergence of actions of the Departments of Agriculture (DA), Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Science and Technology (DOST) and Agrarian Reform (DAR).
A Management Plan Framework for The Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor