the Action Agenda
The National Wetland
Action Plan was prepared by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines in coordination
with the various government agencies, non-government organizations and academic
institutions concerned with the use and conservation of wetlands.
presented have been developed through a national Workshop on the Protection and
Sustainable Use of Wetlands in the Philippines held in October 1992 at the University of
the Philippines in Los Baņos, Laguna.
of the Workshop was reviewed by the Ad-hoc Committee on Wetlands created under DENR
Special Order No. 219 series of 1993.
of actions are proposed in response to the various issues confronting the management of
Philippine wetlands. The Program areas presented in three components, namely: Policy
Review and Formulation, Institutional Development and Strengthening, and Projects. These
groupings will provide focus areas for more specific time-bounded plans to be prepared in