Although the negative perception of wetlands by many people around the world have changed, and tremendous progress has been made towards a true recognition of their important functions and values, a lot more has to be done to make the public be aware of the importance of wetlands for people's well-being.  The Philippine Sustainable Development Network Foundation, Inc. embarked with activities that promote public awareness of the importance of wetlands.

2006 Launching of Wetlands Caravan
2005 Development of National Wetlands CEPA Action Plan
2003 Concert for the Family
2002 Literary and Musical Night

 

2006 - Launching of Wetlands Caravan

In celebration of the World Wetlands Day on 02 February 2006 , the Philippine Sustainable Development Network Foundation took part in the launching of  Wetlands Caravan: The Evolving CEPA Action Plan for the Wise Use of Philippine Wetlands at the Visitors' Center of the Nonoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.  The Wetlands Caravan aims to work with the communities in coming up with localized action plans in achieving the Ramsar Convention's goal of "wise use of wetlands".  It is envisioned to be the venue for exchanging information, building capacities and sharing best practices among different communities.
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2003 - Concert at the Park

The theme of the celebration - "No Wetlands, No Water" aimed to communicate the importance of wetlands as a vital component of the freshwater cycle.

Since 02 February 2003 fell on a Sunday, the activities revolved around the family. The regular park visitors and the invited guests took part in the world wetland day activities which commenced with the holding of a holy mass/prayer at the park's grotto, right beside the park's lake.  It was followed by a mini-concert featuring local artists, such as Hibla, Music Harmony and First Light Chorale, who helped drum up support for wetlands conservation. 
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2005 - Development of National Wetlands CEPA Action Plan

A national workshop was conducted on 02 February 2005  to craft the first draft of the National Wetlands CEPA (communication, education and public awareness) Action Plan.  Key stakeholders nationwide attended the workshop which was held at the Visitors' Center of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center, Quezon City in 02 February 2005, in time with the celebration of the World Wetlands Day.   The need to have a national plan was recognized so that all CEPA activities will be done in a more strategic manner in order to be more effective in catalyzing change towards promoting  the conservation and wise use of wetlands on a nationwide scale.
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2002 - Celebrating Culture and Wetlands: A Literary and Musical Night

To celebrate the World Wetlands Day, a Literary and Musical Night that paid tribute to humanity and its long time relationship with wetland ecosystems was held at Likha sa Gulod.  The theme of the celebration is "Wetlands: Water, Life, and Culture", stressing the importance of wetlands as a storehouse of cultural heritage which takes many forms, from human-made physical structures and artefacts, palaeontological records in sediments and peat, and traditional water and land-use management practices, to places of religious and mythological significance and the intangible ‘sense of place’ felt by many for these wild and often mysterious sites and their wildlife.
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Website of the Community Lake Monitoring

Actively participating in the Community Lake Monitoring Network, a cooperative program of the Conservation of Laguna de Bay's Environment and Resources (CLEAR), the Philippine Sustainable Development Foundation developed and maintained the network's website.  www.psdn.org.ph/clmnThe website,  which is being hosted by the PSDN, features the results of the lake monitoring conducted by the lakeshore communities of Laguna de Bay.
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Website of the Conservation of
   Laguna de Bay's Environment and Resources

The Conservation of Laguna de Bay's Environment and Resources (CLEAR) is the tripartite partnership of Laguna Lake Development Authority (government agency), Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (non-government organization), and Unilever Philippines (private corporation) that will spearhead lake conservation awareness campaign among key stakeholders to draw support towards a unified effort to conserve Laguna de Bay and its resources.  www.psdn.org.ph/clearIts website was launched during the "Symposium on Laguna de Bay: The 18th International Living Lakes Partner"  which was attended by prominent personalities of lakeshore towns of Laguna.
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Website of the 10th Living Lakes Conference

The 10th Living Lakes Conference was held at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City on 15 - 19 May 2005, with the theme "The Lake and its People: Responsible Stewardship by Lake Communities".  logo of the 10th Living Lakes Network ConferenceAttended by delegates from the member lakes and lake management advocates in the host country, this international conference explored the role that communities play as responsible stewards of lake ecosystems in densely populated areas.  The conference was organized by the CLEAR (tripartite partnership of the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Laguna Lake Development Authority, and Unilever Philippines) and the Global Nature Fund.
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Website of the Society for the
   Conservation of Philippine Wetlands

The Philippine Sustainable Development Foundation developed and maintain the website of the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetland, a non-government organization of wetland management advocates.  www.psdn.org.ph/wetlandsThe PSDN also co-sponsored the launching of the SCPW website, the event that was graced by former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Victor O. Ramos.
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