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PH to host Asean biodiversity meet

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will host next month the 4th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference, a regional dialogue addressing biodiversity issues and the sustainable management of protected areas.

The four-day meet will be held in Tagaytay City on Oct. 1-4 spearheaded by the Asean Center for Biodiversity (ACB) and hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Secretary Ramon Paje announced Saturday.

Some 300 delegates from the Asean countries, biodiversity experts, park managers, policy makers, scientists, and representatives of nongovernment organizations, indigenous and local communities, are expected to attend.

In a news release, ACB Executive Director Roberto V. Oliva said the conference would update participants on recent knowledge and tools in addressing biodiversity loss, ecosystems degradation and the preservation of Asean nations’ natural heritage.

Side events will include a visit to the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, the newest AHP.

To date, there are 33 AHPs in Southeast Asia, five of them in the Philippines: Mt. Apo Natural Park, Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park and Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park, all in Mindanao; Mt. Iglit-Baco in Mindoro and the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve. DJ Yap

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Tags: 4th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference , ASEAN , Biodiversity , Ramon Paje , Tagaytay City

  • Pinoy

    To  Dr. Raul Lambino. 

    Do you think what Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did to the Filipino people were Christlike? Stop defending her because you are just doing it for money   

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka Pinoy, malaki ang bayad ni gloria diyan kay abugago lambitin, kaya dapat imonitor ng BIR ang kanyang tax returns kung hindi dinuktor!

  • Anonymous

    GMA has so much greed for such a small body. She trashed the Macapagal name. Mike Arroyo, a product of Ateneo, shows the lack of morals he learned at that school.

  • Anonymous

    What ever statements being peddled by gloria’s lawyer that she is not a flight risk wont be bought by the public and hopefully by Malacanang ang DOJ.
    Kung talagang seryoso itong si gloria at mike na sila ay babalik sa Pinas pagkatapos ng gamutan sa abroad, pumirma sila sa isang documento na kakamkamin ng  gobyerno and lahat ng ari-arian nila sa Pinas kapagka sila ay di bumalik sa itatakdang petsa.

  • Anonymous

    Everytime this Lambino guy open his mouth makes him a funnyman. He is posing as a lawyer-physician for the Arroyos that no one ever believe what he is saying. And even before the script of the show is presented to him, he knows already what to say.. and demand for his enormous fee coming out from the Arroyos loot. As a former lawyer of FPJ in 2004 elections, this guy Lambino makes him the more of a funnyman indeed!

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