World Wetlands Day celebration
Theme for 2015:
      Wetlands for the future
Wetlands Caravan
The Evolving CEPA Action Plan
for the Wise Use of Philippine Wetlands
Wetlands Caravan The Wetlands Caravan  aims to work with the communities in achieving the Ramsar Convention's goal through localized action plans  that will help catalyze change in the people's behavior towards wetlands.
The Tree-preneur Project
Rehabilitation of the Arayat Watershed
for the Protection of Candaba Wetlands

The Project to rehabilitate the Arayat watershed employs approaches and methods that are highly participatory, transparent, build on or complement existing and proposed effort and promote community empowerment.
Its objective is to minimize the degradation of the Arayat-Candaba watershed through restoration of habitats of important flora and fauna in the upland ecosystems.
The Project harnesses enthusiasm and energy of the community by training them to become "TREE-PRENEURS". 
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The TREE-PRENEURS are now Mountain Guides!
The Eco-Trek Activity was established as a social enterprise for additional livelihood of upland farmers in Mt. Arayat. 

Trekking on 28 March 2015 was a group of students from the University of the Philippines - Los Baņos.
Capacity Building for Wetlands Conservation

Increasing capacity of local communities
to sustain wetland conservation activities
in the Laguna de Bay Region and
Marikina-Pasig River Watershed
The Project aimed to increase the capacity of local organizations to take actions for wetland conservation that will contribute to the effective management of natural and human-made disasters and help in implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.  This is funded from a grant from The UPS Foundation.
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C L E A R - Conservation of Laguna de Bay's Environment and Resources

CLEAR is a tripartite partnership of Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Laguna Lake Development Authority, and Unilever Philippines.
The CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp was conducted in Cardona, Rizal on 26-28 October 2015, in partnership with the Municipal Government of Morong. The 3-day ecocamp was participated by high school students from various schools of Morong, Rizal.

The 9th CLEAR Youth Network Congress was held on 11-12 October 2014 in Tanay, Rizal.  The Congress' theme was "Disaster Risk Reduction through Solid Waste Management and Wetlands Conservation".  They key objective of this year's Congress was to harness the enthusiasm and creativity of the Youth, particularly the CLEAR Youth Network members and their affiliates to advocate and practice solid waste management and wetlands conservation in their schools and communities. 

Youth-In-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth
The project is implemented through the World Food Programme's Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in municipalities of Rizal Pila and Mabitac, aiming to reduce the disaster risk faced by these municipalities through increased community participation and youth involvement.
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Inception Meeting on 14 March 2014 at the Munti-purpose Hall of College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines - Los Baños, Laguna. 

Training of Trainors on 7-8 April 2014 at D'Hidden /Gabriel Resort in Pangil, Laguna. 
Ecological Camps for the Youth of Mabitac, Rizal and Pila on 9 -11 April 2014, 14-16 May 2014 and 6-8 August 2014, respectively.  
Implementation of Campers' Projects Community fora were held to solicit support from the community, school administrators and other stakeholders

Awarding of Best Practice in Disaster Risk and Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation by Youth - awarded to the eco-campers of Mabitac on 19 March 2015 at the Paagahan National High School.

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Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Ecology of Island Resiliency and Sustainability

The Conference brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to share best practices and research results on the current status of initiatives, issues and challenges to island development for resiliency and sustainability in countries of the Asia-pacific region.

Wetlands, Ecotourism and Biodiversity was one of the session topics in the parallel sessions. 

14th Living Lakes Conference

Lakes in Densely-Populated Regions - Balance Between People and Nature

The 14th Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang/China
closes with strong commitment for protection of lakes worldwide.

Ms. Amy Lecciones, Mr. Jose Carlo Quintos and Ms. Adelina Santos Borja of SCPW were in Nanchang, China for the event.

Strategies on Designing Coastal Cities

A Forum on Resilient Foreshore Architecture
A Knowledge Cafe at GT-Toyota Asian and Cultural Center Auditorium on 28 February 2014, aimed at learning about resilient foreshore structures and generating ideas that could contribute to solutions to the challenges posed by climate change-related calamities. This was in partnership with the Architectural Students' Association of the Philippines - Chapters of BulSU, TIP, TUP and UP. 


Designated as an official Decade Project in the framework of the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”

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Philippine government agencies working on wetlands -

  Protected Areas and
     Wildlife Bureau (DENR)

  Laguna Lake
     Development Authority

  Palawan Council for
     Sustainable Development

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