Youth-In-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction - Batangas
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth

The project is being implemented through United Nations-World Food Programme’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in the province of Batangas. It endeavors to help reduce the disaster risks faced by the municipalities of Balete, Mataasnakahoy, and Tingloy through increased community participation and youth involvement.  This is to address the limited opportunities for the youth sector to actively participate in disaster response and preparedness initiatives.  The project is also an opportunity for the province to engage the youth as a partner of government in both DRR and CCAM as well as in wetlands conservation.
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A Youth Knowledge Sharing Forum was held on 30-31 July 2016 at the ERDB Auditorium in Los Baņos, Laguna. This was participated by selected eco-camp graduates from Mabitac, Pila and Rizal of Laguna and from Balete, Mataasnakahoy and Tingloy of Batangas.

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On 29 June to 01 July 2016, at the JDM Transient & Restaurant, the Youth Eco-Camp was conducted in the island of Tingloy. Aiming to engage the youth towards actions and initiatives relevant to wetlands, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation, and other related issues in the island, the eco-camp was participated by thirty -five (35) high school students from Tingloy National High School and Papaya National High School.

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Ten (10) high school teachers from the Municipality/Island of Tingloy in the province of Batangas had successfully completed the 5-day Training of Trainors on the Conduct of Youth Ecological Camp last 29 June to 01 July 2016 at JMD Transient & Restaurant.

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Thirty-five (35) high school students from Balete National School and Our Lady of Fatima Educational System participated in the 3-day Youth Ecological Camp. It was held at Emilio's Farm and Resort on 9-11 March 2016 in Balete, Batangas.

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Youth Eco-Camp was conducted among thirty-five (35) high school students from various schools of Mataasnakahoy on 27-29 January 2016. It aimed to engage the youth towards actions and initiatives relevant to wetlands, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation, and other related issues in their town.

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Twenty-one (21) high school teachers from Municipalities of Mataasnakahoy and Balete in the province of Batangas had successfully completed the 5-day Training of Trainors on the Conduct of Youth Ecological Camp last 25-29 January 2016 at Emilio's Farm & Resort.

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An inception meeting-workshop was held on 9 December 2015 for the project. The event aimed to orient the partners, set the specific dates for all major events, and have a common understanding of the project.

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World Wetlands Day celebration
Theme for 2016:
      Wetlands for our Future
      Sustainable Livelihoods

SCPW recognized as
   World Water Day Awardee

SCPW was one of the awardees during the 2nd World Water Day Awards Ceremonies.   “Wetland Conservation Advocacy Award” was given to SCPW in recognition of its campaign for the conservation and wise use of Philippine Wetlands and attainment of the Philippines’ commitment to the Ramsar Convention- the international treaty which recognizes the ecological, economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value of wetlands. 

on Ramsar website


Dr. Simplicia A. Pasicolan has been selected to this year's F.S. Pollisco R & D Award for her work - "Bioecological Characteristics of Migratory Water Birds at Priority Wetlands in Relation to Climate Change". She, with her co-authors, received the award in a ceremony held at E.O.Tan Hall of PCAARRD on 29 July 2016.
Dr. Pasicolan is a member of the SCPW Board of Trustees.

Green Filters Project:
A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in an Eco-Village in Calauan, Laguna

This is being funded by the Global Nature Fund, in partnership with Life Project for Youth, and with support from Sika Philippines.
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The launching of the project was on 04 August 2016 at the project site in Calauan, Laguna.
photos of the launching

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 Network (CYN) Congress marked its successful 10th year gathering last 5-6 December 2015 at Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort, Tanay, Rizal. The event was participated by 70 high school students and 19 coordinators from 14 lakeshore cities/municipalities of Laguna de Bay.  This year’s congress, with the theme “The Youth as Champions of Wetlands,” endeavoured to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of the Youth in wetland conservation over the past 10 years since the CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp.

The 2-day Congress includes the youth forum on taking action for wetlands conservations comprised of sharing sessions and testimonials.

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.

Youth-In-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction - Laguna
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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           at LPPCHEA

EARTH DAY celebration
   Theme for 2016:
       Trees for the Earth
          at LPPCHEA
          at Mount Arayat

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.

Learning Event
Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (ECO-DRR and EbA) through the Conservation and Management of Selected Critical Inland Wetlands

Held on July 26-29, 2016 at ENRA Training Center, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, the event aimed to develop the capabilities of the technical staff of local government units and the DENR in operationalizing the Ramsar Resolution on Wetlands and Disaster Risk Reduction.
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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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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. 


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

Images of Life on Earth


Philippine government agencies
working on wetlands -

  Biodiversity Management
     Bureau (DENR)

  Laguna Lake
     Development Authority

  Palawan Council for
     Sustainable Development

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