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 11th year gathering last 10-11 December 2016 at Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort, Tanay, Rizal. The event was participated by students and coordinators from 15 lakeshore cities/municipalities of Laguna de Bay.  This year’s congress, with the theme “Clean Rivers for Healthy and Safe Communities,” endeavoured to strengthen its advocacy in protecting priority rivers or river systems in the Laguna de Bay region by coming up with a river conservation program that wil be implemented by the CLEAR Youth Network in partnership with other groups/offices.

The 2-day Congress includes the youth forum on taking action for wetlands conservations comprised of sharing sessions and action planning/workshop.
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The CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp was conducted for the youth of Calauan on 19-21 October 2016, in partnership with the Municipal Government of Calauan. The 3-day ecocamp was participated by high school students from Dayap National High School - Main & Annex in Calauan, Laguna.
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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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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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World Wetlands Day celebration
Theme for 2017:
     
Wetlands for Disaster Risks Reduction

Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Launching of Youth EcoCampTraining Manual

The Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands launched on 02 February 2017 the Youth Eco Camp Training Manual - A guide for conducting the SCPW Youth Ecological Camp. This was held at the BMB Training Center of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Diliman Quezon City.

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Youth Ecological Camp for Talisay

As part of the celebration of World Wetlands Day, a Youth EcoCamp was conducted for the youth of Talisay, a lakeshore town of Taal Lake on 13-15 February 2017. Thirty high school students participated in the 3-day camp which aimed to (among others) empower the youth to take a more active role in disaster risk reduction and preparedness and climate change adaptation. A Disaster Town Watching field exposure was one of their activities to enable them to assess risks by identifying the hazards, vulnerability, exposure and capacity of the community.

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Clean-up in LPPCHEA

Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG) in partnership with the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region celebrated World Wetlands Day last 16 February 2017 at the Las Pinas – Paranaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA) by conducting a coastal clean-up and nature exposure walk.

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Wonders of Wetlands Exhibit at the House of Senate

The Office of Senator Cynthia A. Villar in partnership with the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region and Biodiversity Management Bureau celebrated World Wetlands Day last 20 February 2017 at the House of Senate by opening an exhibit on Wetland Wonders of the Philippines. The soon-to-be developed Las Pinas- Paranaque Wetland Park within LPPCHEA designed by the SCPW design team was also included in the exhibit.

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Green Filters Project:
A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Green Village, 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.
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 MANGROVE ACTION DAY celebration
           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.
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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. 

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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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