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Tourism Development Plan: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Quezon City
A Site Development and Preservation



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A Tourism Planning and Development Proposal by

ABAINZA, Sheena Gracielle
BERMUDEZ, Rafael
BERNARTE, Maria Christina
GABRILLO, Catherine
MATTA, Camille Gabriel
SIMBE, Socorro Marie
VERGARA, Jome Adrian


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In partial fulfillment of Requirements for the
Coursework Tourism Planning and Development


October 2013

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Mission
To conserve the country's biological diversity through the establishment, management and
development of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC), and the conservation of
wildlife resources, information and education that may be provided by the park.

Vision
Perpetual existence of biological and physical diversities in a system of protected areas and other
important biological components of the environment managed by a well-informed and
empowered citizenry for the sustainable use and enjoyment of present and future generations












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Table of Contents



Title Page
Mission Vision

Problem Rationale
Abstract 1
Introduction of the Study 2
Significance of the Study 4

Research Questions
Review of Related Literature 5
Theoretical Framework 8
Statement of the Problem 11
Objectives of the Study 13

Research Methods
Research Methods 16
Targeted Results 17
Scope and Limitation 21
Marketing Strategies 21
Timetable 23

Appendices
Bibliography




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ABSTRACT
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) being one of the Philippines botanical and
zoological garden and one of the countrys pride after having it named to the one of the most
controversial senators and also considered as the Edsa Revolution heroes, the late Benigno
Aquino, better known as Ninoy Aquino. NAPWChas a lagoon, an aquarium, a playground and a
Wildlife Rescue Center, which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources uses as a
temporary shelter where confiscated, retrieved, donated, sick, abandoned, and injured wild
animals are placed to be taken care of.

This study entitled Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) Development is focused
on the various areas where the park is subject for further development and needed construction
and additional enhancement, amenities, features and services it may have to offer so as to make
the park more attractive to local and foreign clients specifically the tourists. In addition the main
objective is for the preservation of life inside the park.

Data are gathered from different sources which include the research and actual experimentation.
The herein researchers believe that the governments program to rehabilitate the park to make it
profitable and feasible and more income generating shall benefit a number of industry areas in
our country such as the tourism industry and the education department. Conclusion of the study
is based entirely on the gathered data from various sources.

Upon completion of this project, the researcher aims to come up with the following: to gain
profit from the expected income after development and also to make the park more viable to the
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citys visiting local and foreign tourists thereby having the park known not only nationwide but
also internationally famous for its ecological features with the core aim of conserving the
surrounding ecology system.





















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INTRODUCTION OF THE STUDY

The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is 22.7 hectares of land which was formerly 197.8
hectares it was reduced to 64.58 hectares under the issuance of the Proclamations Nos. 481 and
616 and is now what its currently land size is. The larger areas were allocated for for Philippine
Science High School and National Government Center which was later on subdivided and
developed as the areas occupied by the Central bank of the Philippines, Lung Center, Kidney
center and Childrens Hospital. The park was inaugurated and opened to the public by the
President Ferdinand E. Marcos and Vice President Fernando Lopez in 1962.

The park consists of 2 entrance gates one along Quezon Avenue and another located at North
Avenue, there is also adequate parking space provided near the North Ave. entrance. Inside, the
Main Building which has a unique architectural design shaped like a traditional salakot serves as
the main exhibition hall for educational exhibits. The building serves as the office for the
Protected Areas Wildlife Bureau (PAWB). Other facilities include a basketball court and
volleyball court open for the public. Trails and asphalted road are also laid out in the park for
visitors and joggers. Also, there are huts and picnic tables found throughout the park which
makes it ideal for picnic spots and family and group bonding. The IPAS PCU office near the
basketball court presently houses the Biodiversity Management Division. There are also air-
conditioned rooms ideal for meeting and conferences. In addition to one of the most sought after
inside the park is the Craft Village, it is composed of seven cottages, which is being used as
office space by the different project of PAWB (e.g. Office of the Park Superintendent, satellite

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office of ACB and NRED). The architecture of these cottages is inspired by our traditional nippa
huts. Another model ecotourism facility in a seven hectare area within Ninoy Aquino Parks and

Wildlife Center designed to become a haven for wildlife and their conservation, as well as nature
and wildlife awareness, education and leisure is the Lungsod Kalikasan. Lastly, the Wildlife
Rescue Center (WRC) has been established as refuge and repository for animals that has been
confiscated and/or donated. It serves as a rehabilitation clinic for animals and at the same time as
laboratory for PAWB veterinarians, staff and for students conducting on-the-job training from
different veterinary and biology academe. It also serves as mini-zoo for the display of animals
for educational purposes. The center has a clinic and laboratory for animals, a quarantine area
and about 200 enclosures for the different animals. The center occupies 8000 square meters of
the park.

However, in July 1982, the park was temporarily closed for renovation in an effort to provide
facilities and infrastructures. In connection with this, the herein researchers would like to delve
in the problems / conditions of the said park so as to know the scope of having the park restore
its life and beauty to make it more enhancing and enchanting to the public, hence, an income
generating agency for the tourism industry of the city as well as source of livelihood and
employment.

The call for the restoration and development of the park is sounding louder. Its restoration can
benefit a number of areas the local government, the education department of the nation, the
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employment opportunity and the rise of more viable livelihood for the people. The countrys
tourism industry is expected to grow healthier and healthier global competition is expected in the
area of tourism industry.

The herein researchers believe that the development and restoration of NAPWC can be another
milestone in improving the ecological system of the country and making the city as well as the
entire nation at par with other parks in the world where many other parks in the world have been
visited and have been internationally renowned for its amenities and offers of exciting features
and other tourists interest.














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SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The Local Government is expected to generate more income with the restoration and
rehabilitation of NAPWC and possibility of the rise and onset of other related industries and
business which may eventually aid in making the city's business market more alive and
accessible to everyone and also making the area known for being eco-friendly for its wildlife
conservation and reservation of the park.
The community will gain more employment opportunities with the rehabilitation and
development of the NAPWC, more job opening shall be expected to be offered such as park
attendants, zookeepers, veterinarians, maintenance personnel, food businesses, and many more.
Thus, more people are expected to earn for their families and thereby alleviating the
unemployment problems in the city. In addition, the community would be more aware and
conscious of their eco-surrounding knowing that there is a nearby Rescue Wildlife Center and
reservation center, thus people will be informed of the significance of protecting the wildlife
where these animals have their own roles in the ecosystem or the ecology of the surrounding
communities.
The future researchers would expect ideas for improvements of the park. Especially making it
livelier and fun for the visitors, the paper aims to improve the protection of the wildlife, studies
for animals available in the park is possible. More students and educators shall benefit
knowledge regarding the importance of the zoo and garden and thereby having the information
on the significance of eco-tourism system in the country

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The Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Management students shall benefit the knowledge
regarding the importance of the different roles of living organisms in the eco-system and the
importance of such establishment (NAPWC) for the conservation and protection of animals. In
addition, this study helps the students plan for an eco-friendly business knowing the factors that
may affect the surroundings.












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REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

The NAPWC shall receive an estimated 500 -800 visitors daily, peaking to as much as 2000on
weekends. Being inexpensive and exciting, the park is a very good place to come home to for
many visitors where a number of forms of enjoyment, fun and leisure are expected to satisfy
visitors.

With such a tremendous number of visitors even prior to its planned development, it is clear that
the park, when fully developed is expected to enchant and persuade visitors to have a choice of
NAPWC above other leisure places.

NAPWC is not only a place for leisure but a place that would remind the visitors of he beauty of
nature and wildlife and that by visiting the park one does not only gives himself satisfaction but
also is reminded of the historical background of the places which eventually is part in molding
peoples mind in the importance of parks and wildlife.

The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is an ideal leisure park which is under the control
of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and tagged as Protected Areas and
Wildlife Bureaus. It is located in Quezon Avenue Diliman Quezon City with contact numbers
9246031 and fax number 9240109.


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Its amenities and services include the
following areas:
1 The Administration Building
(Directors Office)
2 Administrative and Finace
Building
3 Wildlife rescue Center
4 Water Station
5 PAWB Cooperative Canteen
6 Parking Area
7 Biodiversity Management
Division
8 Basketball Court
9 Parking Area
10 Bird Cage
11 Visitor Center
12 Office of the Superntendent
13 Mini Gazebo
14 Proposed Training Center
15 Mindanao Cottage
16 Visayas Cottage
17 Botanic Fruit Garden
18 Nature recreation and Ext.
Division
19 Reds Cottage
20 Bicol Cottage
21 Upland Cottage
22 Picnic Grove
23 Gazebo
24 Fishing Village
25 Tea House
26 Rock Garden
27 Material recovery Facility
28 SMART Tower
29 Old Kiosk
30 Grotto
31 Amphitheater
32 DIGITEL Tower
33 Hawk Cage
34 Brahminy Kite Cage
35 Butterfly House
36 Serpent Eagle
37 Hornbill Cage
38 Ninoy Monument
39 Flagpole
40 Turtle Pond
41 Bird Cage
42 Bird Cage
43 Aquarium House
44 Wildpig Cage
45 Deer Cage
46 Toile
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The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is maintained and administered under the
following laws and policies:
Republic Acts 2013
Republic Act No. 10629

An act providing for the retention by the Protected Area
Management Board of seventy five percent (75%) of the revenues
accruing to the Integrated Protected Areas Fund (IPAF). Amending
for the purpose section 16 of Republic Act No. 7586 otherwise
known as the National Integrated Protected Areas System of
1992

DENR Administrative Orders 2013

DENR Administrative Order No. 2013-20
Revised Guidelines on the Survey and Registration of Protected
Area Occupants

DENR Administrative Order No. 2013-19
Guidelines on Ecotourism Planning and Management in Protected
Areas

DENR Memorandum Circular / Order 2013

DENR Memorandum Order No. 2011-04

Strict regulation of Activities, projects and Land Uses in all Areas
proposed for inclusion in the National Integrated Protected Areas
System (NIPAS)

DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2010-17

Adopting the Wildlife Law Enforcement Manual of Operations
as Guide on the enforcement of Republic Act No. 9147 and other
relevant Wildlife Laws, Rules and Regulations by
designated/deputized Wildlife Enforcement Officers, Environment
and Natural resources Officers and Members of the Wildlife
Traffic Monitoring Units.

Technical Bulletin 2013
Technical Bulletin 2013-03
Technical Bulletin 2013-04\
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THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

A park is a place for leisure and entertainment where people, families, groups of friends, couples,
children may go t unwind and find a safe place to spend the day free from worries at affordable
price.

A park is an area of open space provided for recreational use. Usually owned and maintained by
a local government. Parks commonly resemble savannas or open woodlands.

Quezon City is distinct for having the largest ecological parks in an urban setting. IT is a
balanced urban center with about 300 parks including the world renowned Quezon Memorial
Circle and Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. These parks provide more than just a cozy
ambience of trees and grass lawns. They were developed as recreational areas with facilities that
the public can freely enjoy. The most famous parks in Quezon City are :

1 Balara Filter Park
2 Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife
3 Quezon memorial Circle
4 UP Arboretum
5 La Mesa Eco Park
6 Garden Venues


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The world is abundant with parks. Many countries treasure their parks and takes pride in
maintaining the beauty and life of their parks and wildlife. Among the parks which are mostly
renowned as world class are the following:

1 The Kas Sok National Park inThailand
-Is an amazing place that is covered by oldest evergreen forest in the world, huge limestone
mountains shooting straight up to the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves,
wild animals and much more.
2 The Madikwe Game Reserve in North West Province
-Out of the heart of the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve, embraced by pristine bushveld
nurtured by Mother Africas rich red soil. It is a very rawness of Africa that attracts certain
kind of people, with its grandeur and untamed tangible beauty.
3 The Twasula Kalahari Game Reserve in Northern Cape South Africa
-It is South Africas largest privately owned luxury game reserve offering exclusive, private
luxury malaria free safaris, covering an area of 100,000 hectares. Discover the beauty of the
landscapes, its diverse wildlife and the serenity of South Africas last great wilderness.
4 The Croajingolong National Park in Victoria, Australia
A coastal national park in Victoria Australia, 427 kilometers of east of Melbourne.
Named after the aboriginal people of the area, Croajingolong follows the far eastern
coastline of Victoria which features eucalypt forest.
5 The Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming USA
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-The first national park in the world that is known for its wildlife and its many
geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the
park. It ahs many types of ecosystems but the subalpine forest is dominant.


6 The Gorillas Safari in Rwanda
-Thrilling and lifetime experience with gorillas make this park famous for the adventurous
and the brave. The park offers highly personalized encounter with the gorillas, at your own
risks.
7 The Killer Whale Watching in Vancouver , Canada
-A cottage industry of tours for those who want to see the killer whales up close and snap few
pictures. The chilly northern waters of the surrounding Pacific are a miraculous showcase of
wildlife, with the orca whale being the star. Dozens of massive mammals can be seen
swimming, breaching and just playing together in the water.
8 The Hyde Park in London
-One of the largest parks in central London, and one of the Royal parks of London, famous
for its Speakers Corner. The park was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851 for which the
Crystal palace was designed by Joseph Paxton. The park has become a traditional location
for mass demonstrations.
9 The Lincoln Park in Chicago
-It is one of the 77 Community areas of Chicago, USA, situated on its north side. Named
after Lincoln Park, a vast park surrounding lake Michigan, Lincoln Park is bordered by the
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community areas of Lakeview to the north which was primarily forest with
stretches of grassland and occasional quicksand.
10 The Stanley Park in Vancouver
-This is a world renowned park and tourist attraction in Vancouver, Canada. With some of
the breathtaking sites to enjoy.
11 The Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
-With outdoor activities, best places to shop and other amenities such as the Japanese Tea
Garden, De Young Museum, Baker Beach, Steinhart Aquarium, Bison Paddock, Speedway
Meadow , San Francisco Botanical Garden.
12 The Ueno Park in Tokyo
-It is a large public park next to Ueno Station in central Tokyo The grounds were originally
part of the Kaneji Temple which used to be one of the citys largest and wealthiest temples
and a family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period.
13 The Park Guell in Barcelona
-A garden complex with architectural elements situated in the hill of El Carmel in the Gracia
District of Barcelona, Catalonia Spain. Designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and
built in the years 1900 to 1914.
14 The Lumphini Park in Bangkok
-This park offers rare public space, trees and playgrounds in the Thai capital and contains an
artificial lake where visitors can rent a variety of boats. This was created in the 1920s by
King Rama VI on royal property .

15 The Beihal Park in Beijing
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-Imperial Garden to the northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing. It is among
the largest of Chinese gardens and contains numerous historically important structures,
palaces and temples.

16 The Red Sea in Egypt
-Yam Suph is traditionally identified as the Red Sea where the account of the Israelites
escape from slavery in Egypt was considered.

17 The Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paolo
-It is a major urban park in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and
walking, as well as a convention center.

18 The Monsanto Forest Park in Lisbon
-It is a protected forest in Lisbon , the largest green patch in the city with almost 1000
hectares, and offers well diversified tree covered area to the Portuguese capital.
19 The Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne
-This has been reserved as parklands since 1862 and today the stretches of lawn are the lunch
spot of choice for local office workers.

The mentioned foreign parks have been known for their excellence and beauty as well as the
incomparable amenities and superb services they offer. These parks have been religiously
maintained not only for the historical backgrounds they have but also as a sense of pride for their
respective country.
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The existence of these parks has made their respective countries responsible for the development
and maintenance of the ecological system and the protection of natural resources and wildlife.

In the Philippines, we have the Cebu Park, the Malabon Zoo and Wildlife and even the most
famous Rizal Park. These local parks have been maintained dedicatedly by the parks respective
administrators so as to protect the environment and be able to give priceless entertainment to
their clients.

Just like any other parks, the NAPWC is aimed at conserving the nations biological diversity
through the establishment, management and development of the National Integrated Protected
Areas System as well as the conservation of wildlife resources and finally the accomplishment of
nature conservation information and culture.

We must be made aware as Filipinos that the parks in our country is not only a source of
entertainment bust as a part of the Filipino culture and tradition and way of life, that the parks
reflect the kind of people the Filipinos are and how rigid and dedicated the Filipinos are in
maintain the ecology system of our country.
The NAPWC envisions a perpetual existence of biological and physical diversities in a system of
protected areas and other important biological components of the environment managed by a
well informed and empowered citizenry for the sustainable use and enjoyment of the present and
future generations.

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STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The NAPWC is an area in the city which needs further development and rehabilitation. The
NAPWC can help in the countrys aim to make its tourism industry healthier and be globally
competitive with other nations parks in the world.

There are obviously many factors to be considered in starting up with the plans of having
NAPWC rehabilitated for the purpose of having it developed for the benefit of the city in terms
of enhancing its tourism industry as well as having it as a source of income and employment for
the entire nation.

Is the development of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center possible? Will the
development assure the progress and growth of not only the citys but also the countrys tourism
industry? These are the questions being considered in the development of the parks.

The study attempts to delve on the following considerations:

1 What areas of the park are intended to de developed, enhanced and be submitted for
further renovation and construction?

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2 Will these mentioned activities be able to assure the influx of the local
and foreign tourist?

3 How much budget is needed to make the activities of renovation, construction,
enhancement and the entire development of the park?


4 Is there available financial support of local and national government for the entire
development of the park?

5 Is the development of the park a very good assurance of the growth of the tourism of
the city and the entire nation as well?













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OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

Being a public zoo, garden and park, NAPWC, requires more feasible plan to start its
development and restoration for the purpose of making it available to both local and foreign
visitors. The park has been referred to as the Metro Manilas lung center by Environment
Secretary Ramon JP Paje because of its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and turn into oxygen.
There is an ongoing proposal that the park would undergo rehabilitation to make it a world class
ecology park to boost its potentials.
The herein researchers join the governments plan for restoration and rehabilitation for
the following purposes and objectives:

1 To restore the life and beauty of the park thus making it ecologically friendly;

Restoring the life and beauty of the park is the main concern of the interested groups
and government agencies and its administration which envisions a manicured park
where people can spend their unhurried day playing with the kids, reading book or
just be with the nature. The NAPWC supports the governments effort to provide and
promote biodiversity and wildlife conservation, in particular, and the protection of
the environment. It is envisioned to be a place where people can appreciate nature
and learn about its importance to human existence. The park-cum-wildlife center is
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ideal for in city educational trips for the young and the old alike because of its
mini zoo with over a thousand animals which take refuge in it.


2 That the park be made more accessible to its clients thus making it as an income
generating enterprise;

The park generates an annual income of Php 3.5 million from the entrance fees and
rental of facilities in the park, is subsidized by the DENR-PAWB. With the
proposed increase in the entrance fee of Php 5.00 only for children and Php 8.00 for
adults and the parking lot charges which may range from Php 5 to Php 25, the park is
expected to be more saleable and attractive to every visitor, whether local or foreign.
The little amount of increase may eventually add to the parks income which shall be
used for its maintenance and survival. An increase of Php 8.00 for children and Php
10.00 for adults is very much affordable.

3 That the government may provide enough budget for its entire restoration and
development;

The park has an annual budget of Php 10 million for its maintenance and operation.
Because the park is proclaimed protected area and a component of the National
Integrated Protected Areas System, entrance fee to the park is kept at minimum.
Since 1987, PAWB has never increase the entrance fees of NAPWC. PAWB
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Director Theresa Mundita Lim bared plans to make a bid with the DENR for a
reasonable increase to generate revenue and enough fund to sustain its operation and
become self-sufficient. Lim reasoned out that the NAPWC, being a protected area

and subsidized by the DENR and the PAWB, the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife
Center must be here to stay.

4 That a very feasible and viable program be laid and proposed for proper park
administration , staff delegation and be more service oriented to its potential local and
foreign visitors;

A program shall be laid down for the proper administration and the maintenance of
the survival and operation of NAPWC. Employment systems shall be applied where
the knowledgeable and the experts in animal rescue and wildlife conservation shall
join the NAPWC team to improve its services. Employment opportunities are
expected and training for the parks crew and staff must be provided for.

5 That the park may be considered as world class eco-tourism industry;
Being a patch of green where wildlife converges and because of the trees and natural
surrounding which allows the city to breathe fresh air because they absorb the excess
carbon dioxide, its existence become important. It is also an alternative for city
dwellers for rest and recreation. And at a very low cost, such is meant for public
relaxation. The park boasts of the Lungsod Kalikasan, a model ecotourism facility in
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a 7 hectare area designed to become a haven for wildlife and their conservation,
as well as nature and wildlife awareness, education and leisure.

RESEARCH METHODS

The researchers paper is supported by various documents that is related to the site and will be
used for the cultural mapping. Additional documents such as archival and online researchers,
interviews, ocular visits of NAPWC, laws and amendments linked to the site and if needed,
surveys.

In addition, video and photo documentation will also be used to easily locate the areas that need
further improvements. This will help the researchers to validate the accuracy of the information
gathered through the different sources. The importance of knowing the exact location of every
building and available amenities inside the park makes it easier for the researchers to identify
what aspects needs improvement and what additional amenities may be done. In reading the laws
pertaining to the park, the researchers shall know the limitations on the improvements that can be
done.

The actual cultural mapping process will take place in the months of June to July 2013. The
researcher then will spend the remaining month of August to September to assess all data
gathered and validated, and the final writing of this internship paper will be done on October
2013 which is then to be submitted for readership and evaluation as prescribed by the Academic
Calendar.
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TARGETED RESULTS
The study is expected to have a positive and feasible and viable result that will produce and
affect a very clear framework of how to start with the aim of rehabilitating and developing
NAPWC for the benefit of the previously mentioned benefactors of this study. It is also
expected that the renovation and rehabilitation may take place at the soonest time so as to
produce more income for the city and more job opportunities to the jobless.

The herein researchers are expected to fulfill the following targets depending on the accessibility
of materials, time and resources and most especially the availability of the budget for such
purposes of development and rehabilitation.
The herein researchers target to have in effect the following providence:
1. The proper and sustaining budget
The allocation of the budget will come from the local governments funds and the donations of
the privates sectors that wish to help the conservation of the park.
2. Additional amenities such as the:
a. Playground for children
This playground will serve as a sanctuary for kids and kids at heart. The materials and paint are
assured to be toxin and led free for the safety of the children. Nearby clinic inside the park is
available for any accidents that might happen.
b. Teambuilding activities for the youth
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Survival Scenario This exercise forces your group to communicate and agree
to ensure their 'survival.' Tell your group that their airplane has just crashed in the ocean. There's
a desert island nearby, and there's room on the lifeboat for every person plus 12 items they'll
need to survive on the island. Instruct the team to choose which items they want to take. How do
they decide? How do they rank or rate each item?
Human spring Ask group members to stand facing each other in pairs. Their elbows should be
bent, with their palms facing toward each other. Instruct them to touch their palms together, and
gradually start leaning toward each other, so that they eventually hold each other up. Then,
instruct everyone to move their feet further and further back, so that they have to depend solely
upon their partners to remain standing.
Mine field This is a great exercise if you have a large room or outdoor field. Set up a 'mine
field' using chairs, balls, cones, boxes, or any other object that could potentially be an obstacle
and trip someone up. Leave enough space between the objects for someone to walk through.
Next, divide your group into pairs. Pay attention to who you match with whom. This is a perfect
opportunity to work on relationships, so you might want to put together people who have trust
issues with each other. Blindfold one person, the 'mine walker' this person is not allowed to
talk. Ask his or her partner to stay outside the mine field, and give verbal directions, helping the
mine walker avoid the obstacles, and reach the other side of the area. Before you begin, allow
partners a few minutes to plan how they'll communicate. Then, make sure there are consequences
when people hit an obstacle. For example, perhaps they have to start again from the beginning.

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See, Run, Do - Post the poster outside the room where no one can see it. Divide
the group into teams of 4-5. One person is going to be seer only this person can see the
poster and s/he must tell the runner what he sees. Another person is the runner this person
must run from the worktable to the seer. The rest of the team are the doers they must
reconstruct the poster as the runner tells them, based on what the seer tells the runner. The runner
can run as many times as necessary to get the correct information. Give a time limit for the
project. This activity can work for all age levels; how you structure your poster may depend on
the age group involved. At the end, see which group did the best job reconstructing the original
poster.
c. Indoor and outdoor games
Indoor games such as scrabble, chess, snakes and ladders, sungka can also be played outdoors
with larger sizes. Children will also be encouraged to play Filipino games such as patintero,
agawan base, piko, sips, tumbang preso, ubusang lahi, this aims to educate them with the use of
native materials or instruments.
d. Venue for the Elderly or Senior Citizen
This venue aims to give elderly a place to relax and to get along with others. The place is air-
conditioned and provided with tables and chairs, television, bookshelves, activities and games.
e. Dining areas (Canteen and Food Stalls)
Food stalls are prohibited to use any plastic or styro materials. Food containers should be either
paper plates or washable plates and spoon and forks. Washable cups are also advised. Proper
garbage segregation will be strictly implemented.
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f. Fishing Area
There will be a fishing spot along the pier of the lagoon, only a portion of the lagoon will be
open for fishing. Fishing equipments will be provided by the park, and there will be additional
payment for this amenity.
g. Souvenir Shop
The items sold in this shop are to commemorate our late President Benigno Aquino and to
further promotion of the park. Local materials will be used such abaca, sea shells, bamboo and
even coconut shells.
h. NAPWC Clinic
The clinic will provide a service that will be available during operating hours, there will be first
aid equipments and an in house nurse. The clinic aims to ensure the safety of everyone who
visits the park.
j. Biking Areas
The biking area is found around the lagoon, there will be bikes provided for rental. Visitors who
will be bringing their own bicycles are also encouraged; there will be no additional fees. Safety
equipments such as helmets and knee and elbow guards are encouraged by the park to be used.



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SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

The herein researchers limit the study only with the gathering of data and information about
NAPWC and not with other parks. Though the study of other parks and their amenities and
services offered is very relevant in the continuity of this research study, the main focus of the
study is centered to NAPWC where all details about this subject shall be meticulously reserved
and dissected for further reference and information dissemination.

Any documentation and studies pertaining to the improvement and reservation of Ninoy Aquino
Parks and Wildlife Center will greatly help the researchers to supplement this project in order to
gather all needed information and materials for further support and justification of establishing
all significant changes.
On the other hand, the limitations of this project is the limited space of NAPWC for additional
infrastructures. This is because of the act for the conservation the natural terrain of the place. ( Executive
Order No. 192 dated 10 June 1987 to ensure that the countrys biodiversity are protected from various
threats)




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MARKETING STRATEGIES
Parks and wildlife currently marketed only through online networks and websites. This may not a
problem given that technology is at reach for mostly everyone. An additional campaign to promote the
park is necessary specially in other localities through advertisements, posters, brochures and many more.
This will help the park to be known not only in the local government but also to other localities, which
may encourage them to visit the park.













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SAMPLE BROCHURE

NINOY AQUINO
PARKS
& WILDLIFE
CENTER
Protected Area and Wildlife Bureau
Diliman , Quezon City Philippines
9246031 * 9240109

A zoological and botanical garden where
You can enjoy the day with natures best!

Features:

1. Fishing Area 11 Amphitheater
2. Elderlys Venue 12 Butterfly World
3. Playground 13 Moviesa Arae
4. Museum 14 Lagoon
5. Souvenir Shops 15 Mini Theater
6. Music Area 16 Dance Areas
7. Amphitheater 17 Library
8. Bird Cages 18 Clinic
9. Serpent Cages 19 Central Office
10. Cottages 20 Lounge Area





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Tourism Planning and Development Timetable
JUNE JULY
WK 1 WK 2 WK 3 WK 4 WK 1 WK 2 WK 3 WK 4 WK 5
Research of data
on different
sources
(newspapers,
online, site and
interview)


Coordination
with NAPWC

Research on
laws and
amendments

Actual Mapping
Brainstorming on changes and
improvements needed

AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
WK
1
WK
2
WK
3
WK 4 WK 1 WK
2
WK
3
WK 4
Collation of Data,
Evaluation,
Validation,
Consultation with
adviser

Revisions
of consulted
paper


Consultation

Internship
Paper
Writing


Conceptualizing
scale model

OCTOBER
WK 1 WK 2 WK 3 WK
4
WK
5

Internship Paper
Writing:Revisions

Making of scale
model for
presentation



Consultation

Submission of
Final Paper
for readership
and
Evaluation
Internship Budget Projection
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Transportation 500
Logistics (Print, photocopy, meals,
etc.)
5,000
TOTAL 5,500





APPENDIXES



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PROCLAMATION NO. 481
EXCLUDING FROM THE OPERATION OF PROCLAMATION NO. 42, DATED JULY 5,
1954, WHICH ESTABLISHED THE QUEZON MEMORIAL PARK, SITUATED AT
DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY, CERTAIN PARCELS OF THE LAND EMBRACED THEREIN
AND RESERVING THE SAME FOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT CENTER SITE
PURPOSES.
PROCLAMATION NO. 616
CREATING AND DESIGNATING TWO PARCELS OF LAND, LOCATED AT BARANGAY
TRIANGULO, NAGA CITY, AS AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARK, PURSUANT
Pursuant to the powers vested in me under Republic Act (RA) No. 7916, otherwise known as the
Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, as amended by RA No. 8748, and upon the
recommendation of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority
(PEZA), I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, do hereby create and
designate two parcels of land, subject to the provisions of RA No. 7916, as amended, its
Implementing Rules and Regulations, Resolution No. 00-411 (s. 2000), as amended by
Resolution Nos. 04-295 (s. 2004), and 12-329 (s. 2012), and Resolution No. 13-228 (s. 2013) of
the PEZA Board of Directors, as an IT Park, to be known as the Naga City Technology
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Park, located at Barangay Triangulo, Naga City, with an area of Twelve
Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Six (12,546) Square Meters, more or less


Department of Environment and Natural Resources
PROTECTED AREAS AND WILDLIFE BUREAU (PAWB)

Accomplishment Report
June 2011 June 2012


A. INTRODUCTION


The Philippines is rich in biological and genetic resources or biodiversity. It is one of the 18
megadiverse countries in the world. Majority of the plant and animal species in the country are
unique and cannot be found anywhere else. These are sources of food, medicines, industrial raw
materials, fishery and ecotourism. They also represent the natural heritage of the country and a rich
source of customs, traditions and cultural identity. However, Philippine biodiversity is also one of
the most threatened in the world.

The Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB), being one of the staff bureaus of the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 192
dated 10 June 1987 to ensure that the countrys biodiversity are protected from various threats.
DENR-PAWB, as the lead agency tasked to conserve these resources, envisions a perpetual existence
of biological diversity (biodiversity) in a system of protected areas and other management areas with
the participation of a well- informed and empowered citizenry. With this vision, the Bureau is
mandated to formulate and recommend policies and programs for the establishment and management
of an integrated protected areas system and conservation of biological diversity; monitor and assess
the establishment and management of the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) and
biodiversity-related activities; and provide technical assistance to regional Offices and other
clientele. Specifically, its primary tasks are the following:


a. Establishing and Managing Protected Areas;

b. Conserving Wildlife;

c. Promoting and Institutionalizing Ecotourism;

d. Managing Coastal Biodiversity and Wetlands Ecosystems;

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e. Conserving Caves and Cave Resources;

f. Information and Education on Biodiversity and Nature Conservation;

g. Managing Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center and the HinuluganTaktak Protected
Landscape; and

h. Negotiating Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and Monitoring
National Implementation.
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B. HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS



1. Establishing and Managing Protected Areas


The main concerns of this Program are the identification, delineation and management of areas that
would fall under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS). This involves activities
related to the protection of resources within national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and other areas
considered to become part of NIPAS.

The establishment and management of protected areas are guided by the National Integrated
Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act of 1992 and its implementing rules and regulations under
DENR Administrative Order No. 25, Series of 1992 which was eventually amended in 2008 under
DAO 2008-26 dated 24 December 2008. This Administrative Order sets the procedures for the
establishment, administration, management and development of the System.
To date, there are two hundred forty (240) identified protected areas in the Philippines. Of the 240,
one hundred thirteen (113) protected areas were formally proclaimed by the President under the
System covering a total of 3.57 million hectares. Of the 113 proclaimed protected areas, 29 are
marine protected areas with an area of 1.37 million hectares while 84 are terrestrial protected areas
covering an area of 2.20 million hectares covering 0.68% and 7.33% of the total land and marine
areas of the country, respectively .
One of the major milestones in the protection and management of protected areas is the
implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) in these areas. NGP seeks the attainment
of sustainable human development, and economic and ecological security, improve water quality in
rivers and irrigation for farm lands, reduce the potential for flooding, soak up carbon dioxide out of
the atmosphere, and lay the foundation for an expanded wood-products economy.
As a strategy, it aims to plant indigenous and endemic tree species including fruit trees in identified
denuded/degraded protected areas in partnership with concerned stakeholders especially those
identified peoples organizations in protected areas. To date, a total of 8,421.18 hectares were planted
with 3,161,430 seedlings in 64 PAs, and 319.5 hectares of mangroves were planted with 549,730
seedlings.
The Bureau and the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Sector is continuously
implementing other programs and activities related to protected area management such as
demarcation/delineation of PA boundaries, management effectiveness tracking, management
planning and zoning, law enforcement and monitoring of protected areas to effectively manage these
protected areas.



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2. Conserving Wildlife


The Bureau and the Sector have been continuously implementing various programs and projects in
line with the implementation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (RA 9147).
In terms of policy development, we have facilitated the approval by the DENR Secretary of the
following Administrative Orders for the establishment and management of critical habitats:

DAO 2011-02 Declaring a certain parcel of land located at Sitio Kalanganan, San Vicente,
Baungon, Bukidnon as Critical Habitat for Rafflesia schadenbergiana (approved by DENR
Secretary Paje on 23 February 2011)



DAO 2011-10 Declaring Cabusao Wetland Area situated in Brgys. Pandan and Biong in the
Municipality of Cabusao, Camarines Sur as Critical Habitat for Philippine duck (approved
by DENR Secretary Paje on 23 August 2011)



DAO 2012-01 Declaring Malasi Tree Park and Wildlife Sanctuary situated inBrgy. San
Antonio in the Mun. of Cabagan, Isabela as Critical Habitat for Waterbird species (approved
by DENR Secretary Paje on 7 February 2012)


Critical habitats are established to protect and conserve the threatened species in the area in
partnership with LGUs or private sectors. To date, there are four (4) critical habitats established with
a total area of 382.237 hectares.
As part of our efforts to curtail illegal wildlife trade, we have established linkages with our law-
enforcement partners and collaborated for the apprehension of twelve (12) Vietnamese nationals on
board a Malaysian fishing vessel by DA-BFAR MCS 3009, headed by Lt. Ludovico D. Librilla, Jr. of
the Philippine Coast Guard on April 22, 2012 and confiscated frozen marine specimens of a) five
bundles of black coral; (b) 87 pieces of hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata); and (c) around
six hundred kilograms (600 kgs) of assorted hammerhead fish, grouper, and squid.
PAWB worked with the Hongkong CITES Management Authority and effected on 27 April 2012 the
repatriation of 13 heads of Asian Box Turtles (Coura amboinensis) and 18 heads of Philippine Pond
Turtles (Siebenrockiella leytensis) confiscated in Hongkong in February 2012. The pond turtles were
immediately turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) while the box
turtles were placed under the custody of PAWB-WRC.


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The species conservation programs/projects on Tamaraw, Philippine Eagle and raptors, Pawikan and
crocodiles were also implemented and monitored:


2.1 Philippine Raptors Conservation Project (PRCP)

The Project is designed to prevent the extinction of the highly endangered and unique Philippine
Eagle, and other equally important birds of prey such as hawks, brahminy kites, and sea eagles. It
complements and supplements the researches being conducted in Davao with an off-site focus of
operation in Luzon and the Visayas regions. The Project operates through captive breeding, field
researches, which include the assessment of the remaining eagle habitats and inventory of current
wild population, and information dissemination program.
As part of the Projects habitat assessment and eagle survey, there were several incidents of eagle
sightings in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges: (a) breeding pair and a juvenile eagle were sighted by a
team from the DENR-Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, DENR-Cordillera Administrative Region
and the Philippine Eagle Foundation during their joint field expedition from November 3-11,
2011.The confirmation of the presence of wild population of the Philippine eagle in Calanasan,
Apayao is a welcome development in our efforts to determine and map the remaining population
distribution of the Philippine eagle in the country for priority conservation and protection; and (b) on
February 2012, a new eagle territory was discovered in Pudtol, Apayao.
To date, the population of Philippine Eagle in the wild is estimated at 340 pairs (Ibanez, et al 2003).
However, based on monitoring conducted in confirmed Philippine Eagle sightings, there are around
29 individuals sighted.
PAWB and Haribon also launched a project entitled: Survey and Conservation of Philippine Eagle
in Central and Southern Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges in Baler, Aurora on 22-24 May 2012, which
is being funded under the Preventing Extinction Program of Birdlife International.
The Bureau has also initiated for the drafting of a MOA between DENR and the University of the
Philippines Diliman for the implementation of the project entitled: Reintroducing the Philippine
Eagle in Southern Leyte Ensuring the Survival of the King of the Birds. One of the Objectives of
the Project is to implement a Philippine eagle reintroduction program in the Island of Leyte where
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To further increase the level of awareness of the public, the Project collaborated with ABS-CBN in
developing an infomercial to be aired at least once every quarter over national television and
broadcasted over local radio stations once a month to generate support and continued awareness for
the conservation of the Philippine Eagle that has been continuously persecuted over the past several
years. The infomercial was aired starting June 8, 2012 at ABS-CBN, local radio stations 101.9 FM
and DZMM.

On 04 June 2012, PAWB launched the Philippine Eagle Week celebration with the theme Lipad
Agila, Sulong Pinoy. Part of the launching event was the story telling entitled Fly Malay Fly with
representative from Haribon, PAWB officials and personnel as audience.

2.2 Pawikan Conservation Project (PCP)

The PCP is a response to conserve the dwindling marine turtle population in the country. It is
responsible for the formulation and implementation of conservation and protection policies,
management and propagation schemes and massive information and education program to ensure the
survival and growth of the countrys marine turtle resources.
The Project continuously maintained the hatcheries in Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS) in
Tawi-Tawi, and in Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan.

Several linkages have been established with concerned partners for the conservation and protection
of marine turtles. The Project prepared and facilitated the signing of the following Memorandum of
Agreements (MOAs):


Establishing partnerships on marine turtle protection and conservation between and among
the DENR through PAWB and DENR 4A, LGU-Naic, Cavite State University-Naic,
Shoreline Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran Inc., Far East Maritime Foundation Inc., International
Maritime and Offshore Safety Training Institute, Tropical Garden Resort, and Sabrina Fair
Philippines, Inc.


The MOA was signed by the partners on 31 January 2012 at Brgy. Labac, Naic, Cavite which was
the highlight of the launching of the Naic-Pawikan Conservation and Protection Projects. Part of the
launching was the release of 202 olive ridley hatchlings.


MOA between Calamai Tropica & the municipal government of Hinoba-an entitled Joint
Marine Turtle Conservation at Hinoba-an, Negros Oriental (Public-Private-Partnership
Program for the conservation of marine turtles)


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Collaborative Project on Marine Turtle and Dugong Conservation and Protection entered into
by DENR-PAWB and Marine Wildlife Fauna Watch of the Philippines which was signed on
23 February 2012 at NAPWC Compound, Quezon City.


2.3 Tamaraw Conservation Project (TCP)
The Project is designed to prevent the extinction of the Tamaraw, which is endemic to Mindoro, and
to protect and conserve its habitats. It carries out captive breeding experiments, habitat
characterization, maintenance of the Tamaraw Gene Pool in San Jose, Mindoro and public awareness
campaign program. The Project also provides livelihood opportunities to local communities within
the province of Mindoro.
The TCP has regularly monitored and protected important Tamaraw habitats within Mts. Iglit-Baco
National Park and in Aruyan-Malato-Tamaraw Reservation. The annual Tamaraw count held on 16-
23 April 2012 sighted around 327 individuals within the Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park.



2.4 Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC)


The PWRCC has continued its maintenance and protection of the two (2) species of crocodiles
(Crocodylus porosus and Crocodylus mindorensis) and their habitats. To date, the Project maintained
312 heads of Crocodylus Porosus and 444 heads of Crocodylus mindorensis at the Center. There are
also 351 other wildlife species maintained composed 22 heads of mammals, 111 heads of birds, and
217 heads of reptiles.

The Office of the Secretary released an amount of Two Million Pesos (Php2,000,000.00) for the
renovation and improvement of the PWRCC and as of this date, the following had been
accomplished to wit: (i) Construction of three (3) public comfort rooms outside the building; (ii)
Cleaning and repainting of various facilities of the building including existing comfort rooms; (iii)
Improvement of crocodile deck walk including construction of roof; (iv) Construction of walk way
roof from the main building to the hatchling; and (v) Construction of walk way roof from hatchling
house to crocodile deck walk.

One of the major highlights during the period is the capture of the largest crocodile on record in the
marshlands of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur last 03 September 2011. Weighing 1,075 kilos and
measuring 20.1 feet in length and 3.3 ft in width, the reptile in the wild was the object of a hunt in the
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in the past two years. On November 09, 2011 marks another
history in wildlife conservation as representative from the National Geographic Channel declared
Lolong as the largest crocodile caught alive in the wild and maintained in captivity.

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On March 22, 2012 conducted a workshop was conducted to develop the Crocodile
Capture Protocol which aims to develop a protocol that will serve as a measure to address human
crocodile conflit.



3. Promoting and Institutionalizing Ecotourism


The ecotourism development in protected areas was crafted to make it a viable tool for sustainable
development within the recreation zones specified in the protected area management plan. As a form
of sustainable tourism within a natural and cultural heritage area, multi-stakeholder participation is
ensured. In addition, protection and management of natural resources; culture and indigenous
knowledge and practices; environmental education and ethics; and economic benefits are fostered
and pursued for the enrichment of host communities and satisfaction of visitors.
This year, PAWB conducted site assessment for ecotourism development at Butuan City,
Caimpugan, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, and Leyte Sab-a. A database was also prepared for
ecotourism sites with assessment reports for areas with Full Site Diagnostic, Business Planning, LGU
partnership and ecotourism development plan.

With the recent pronouncement of His Excellency, President Benigno Aquino III, PAWB closely
coordinated with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to pursue convergence efforts on the
development and management of the 83 priority ecotourism sites in line with the Philippine Tourism
Development Plan. To date, identification of specific priority areas for development under the
tourism portfolio of the said plan is underway.


4. Managing Coastal Biodiversity and Wetlands Ecosystems


There are several efforts on marine biodiversity which were extended to concerned stakeholders
particularly to local communities:

(i) Developed the National ICM Program and conducted the regional and national stakeholder
consultations;

(ii) Provided technical assistance to LGUs in the development of 80 ICM Plans;

(iii) Co-organized and facilitated the orientation workshops for LGUS on MPA establishment,
management and networking including the staging of the MPA awards for outstanding marine
protected areas throughout the country;

(iv) Developed guidelines on mangrove rehabilitation and reversion of abandoned, unproductive and
unutilized Fishpond Lease Agreements into mangrove forests through a convergence initiative of
DENR , DA-BFAR and DILG, and Coastal Law Enforcement Manual;

(v) Implemented initial activities of the Sustainable Coral Reef Management Program such as the
development of the coral rehabilitation guidelines, social mobilization activities, habitat and
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vulnerability assessment, among others; and

(vi) Coordinated the collaborative efforts of Batangas-Oriental Mindoro MPAs and Bantay Dagat
Networks for the management of Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor.



4.1 Establishment of the DENR National Coastal and Marine Center for Research

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 192 and consistent with the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM)
Strategy provided under Executive Order 533, DENR Secretary Ramon Paje issued on 03 November
2011, DAO 2011-12 entitled Establishing Snake Island as the DENR National Coastal and Marine
Center for Research.

DENR Secretary Paje immediately authorized the release of Three Million Pesos (Php3,000,000.00)
for the renovation and enhancement of the DENR facility in Snake Island and another Five Hundred
Thousand Pesos (Php500,000.00) to defray the salaries and wages of six (6) hired laborers to guard
the island and sustain the cleanliness of the surrounding, and to effectively implement the closure
order of the Secretary to any tourism activity in the island.

As of 21 May 2012, the following had been accomplished: (i) Renovation of the building including
painting and improvement of the two (2) units comfort rooms inside the building; (ii) Construction of
two (2) public comfort rooms outside the DENR building; (iii) Provision of terrace and a veranda
around the facility; (iv) Provision of one (1) sala set and one (1) office table; and (v) a temporary
helipad.

4.2 Coral Triangle Initiatives

The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) is dedicated to promoting healthy oceans by helping people
manage their marine resources through creating and strengthening Marine Protected Areas (MPAs),
promoting seascape management at a large scale, improving fisheries, adapting to climate change and
recovering threatened species.

The CTI National Plan of Action (CTI-NPOA) is the fulfilment of the countrys commitment to the
conservation and protection of the Coral Triangle Region which is strategically implemented in sites
selected by the national CTI coordination committee, the field implementers, our development
partners and academic and research institutions.

In relation to the implementation of the CTI-National Plan of Action (NPOA) the Philippine through
PAWB coordinated for the development the following: (i) State of the Coral Triangle Report; (ii)
Management Effectiveness Assessment Tool (MEAT) for monitoring of Marine Protected Areas
(MPAs),
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MPA Financing Studies; (iii) Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation for
Coastal Communities; and University Mentoring Program.



5. Information and Education on Biodiversity and Nature Conservation


To further our efforts in raising awareness and disseminate information for the conservation of flora
and fauna of the country, PAWB has facilitated and set-up exhibits, video and powerpoint
presentations for special events such as the following:


The Philippine Eagle Week being celebrated nationwide every June 4-10 of each calendar
year. This years theme, LIPAD AGILASULONG PINOY symbolizes the Filipinos
tenacity and resilience in overcoming the odds to achieve its goals soaring high amidst all
adversaries.Various forms of information and education campaigns have been lined up for
the 2012 PEWs festivities to create awareness about the importance of conserving the iconic
Philippine eagle and the environment at large. A mobile infovan, Harivan will showcase
various informative materials such as videos, brochures, and CDs on the ecology and
biology of this magnificent bird of prey. A wide assortment of tarpaulins and posters will be
hung in strategic areas of the metropolis and major thoroughfares nationwide, academic
institutions as well as the Pahayagang Bayan along the EDSA MRT stations, including
conservation education campaigns in selected schools upon the resumption of classes.



Celebration of the Month of the Ocean 2012 DENR has been annually celebrating annually
the MOO through various activities that campaign for the continuous protection and
conservation of our coastal and marine resources. This year, array of activities were
observed, with the theme: Buhay Dagat, Buhay Natin! in conjunction with the
observance of the International Day of Biological Diversity (IDBD) on May 22 and its
theme of Marine Biodiversity. Highlights of the event was the mural painting - Marine
Biodiversity painting of the 1,075 meter-fence of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife
Center involving about 700 volunteers from different sectors. This was followed by the
Ocean jam which showcased different performances in advocating conservation and
protection of the Philippine Coastal and Marine environment.



The PAWB Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System conducted the fun
walk/run on March 9, 2012 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC)
compound. This activity is in line with the celebration of the Womens Month.

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Information, Education and Information campaign was conducted with the
production and dissemination of information materials (e.g. streamers, tarpaulin signages, printed t-
shirts and information kits) during the celebration of environmental events. Biodiversity-related facts
and figures were likewise uploaded to the PAWB website to increase the level of awareness among
the general public.



6. Managing Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) and the HinuluganTaktak
Protected Landscape


The Project aims to develop and maintain the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) as
the link between urban ecosystem and natural forest ecosystem in order to promote consciousness on
the value and importance of natural heritage. Likewise, it aims to develop the park into a premier
ecological destination and peoples center in Metro Manila. NAPWC maintained the different
facilities and amenities which catered to the needs of the public. Among which are: (1) Bulwagan
Ninoy, where public and official functions are held; (2) Gazebo, which is found in the heart of the
lagoon used for official and social functions; (3) amphitheater; and (4) Fishing Village, used for
various public activities.
NAPWC also maintains the Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) where confiscated and donated wildlife
are temporarily kept for custody, medical treatment and/or later released. The Center recorded
successful breeding of the following species which were confiscated from illegal trade: Green
imperial pigeon, (Ducula aenea), a Nicobar pigeon, (Caloenas nicobarica) and two (2) pairs of
Island-collared dove, (Streptopelia bitorquata) started building their respective nests in recycled
kaings. One of the nests of the island-collared doves had two (2) squabs that hatched on May 16,
2012.
As of June 2012, WRC houses a total of 1,015 different animals (20 arthropods, 126 mammals, 323
birds and 546 reptiles).



7. Negotiating Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and
Monitoring National Implementation.


The Philippines, through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau is a signatory to International
Conventions for the conservation and protection of biodiversity. These conventions are: (1)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); (2) Convention on the Conservation of Migratory
Species of Wild Animals (CMS); (3) Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species
of Flora and Fauna (CITES); and (4) Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially
as Waterfowl habitats (Ramsar Convention).





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The Bureau continues to establish links and cooperation with various local and
international institutions that paved the way for technical cooperation and financial assistance for the
conservation of biodiversity nationwide such as the following:

a. National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020
Strategic Plan in the Philippines


In line with the decision made during the 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological
Diversity (CBD-COP) in 2010, the Philippines, thru PAWB is in the process of updating the National
Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) based on Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and Aichi
Targets 2011-2020 which was adopted during the 10th COP-CBD. PAWB, in partnership with the
UNDP, was able to facilitate the approval of a grant from the Global Environment a Facility (GEF)
to facilitate this process. The Project Document required for the release of the grant is being finalized
for submission to GEF this July 2012.
Initially, the Project has organized a Technical Working Group composed of biodiversity experts
from NGAs, academe, private institutions and CSOs who will provide scientific and practical
guidance for the updating of the NBSAP .


b. Expanding and Diversifying the National System of Terrestrial Protected Areas in the
Philippines (NewCAPP)


The development objective of the Project is to expand and strengthen the terrestrial PA system in the
Philippines by developing new PA models and building capacity for effective management of the
system.

The notable accomplishments of the Project are as follows:

Outcome 1 Expansion of the Terrestrial PA System


(i) Recognition/establishment of 15,036 has. as conservation areas (ICCA and LCA) and
development of Community Conservation Plan

(ii) Identification of elements of the National ICCA Framework as defined in the Manila Conference
on ICCA


Outcome 2 Capacity Building to Manage Existing PA System and New Conservation Areas

The Project was able to: (i) implement priority capacity development activities which resulted,
among others increased appreciation of IPs and other stakeholders at the national and local levels in
ICCA; (ii) integrate biodiversity concerns in LGU Plans and adopt conservation plans by relevant
stakeholders; and (iii) completed capacity
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assessment of PAW Sector which resulted in the development of the Proposed
Capacity Building Program for the PA Sector and validation of the baseline capacity development
scorecard for PAWB and PAW Sector.

Outcome 3 Sustainable PA Financing

The NewCAPP has accomplished the following: (i) establish linkages with other institutions for the
economic valuation studies in project sites (Mt. Nacolod, Polillo, Tawi-Tawi and Zambales Mountain
Ranges); (ii) submitted a draft policy for increasing development fee for the utilization of PA
resources; and (iii) provision of support in the procurement of Consultants for NPS-ENRMP, which
intends to support 18 PAs in the formulation of Business Plans including identification of viable PA
revenue-generating activities.


c. Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural
Landscapes Project (Biodiversity Partnership Programme)

The Biodiversity Partnership Program (BPP) is in recognition of the need to address habitat
fragmentation brought about by inadequate policies, tools and capacities, to encourage the
participation of local government units in mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in local
agricultural landscapes. The key intention of this project, therefore, is to increase the capacity of the
LGUs to mainstream biodiversity conservation in agricultural production landscapes/seascapes
geared towards the protection and enhancement of the quality of the environment and the sustainable
management of the natural resources.
In this early stage of implementation, the Project has accomplished the following:

(i) Conducted capacity assessment for BPP Responsible Partners, to determine and validate their
technical and financial capacities to implement the project

(ii) Facilitated the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between partners (Haribon, PEF, FFI,
PBCFI, CI Philippines and HLURB)

(iii) Facilitated the inclusion of biodiversity conservation in the green business terminologies under
the DILGs Local Investment and Incentive Code

(iv) Created the Project Board chaired by Undersecretary Manuel Gerochi, with members from
partner agencies and CSOs, and the Inter-Agency Technical Working Group which is composed of
partner organizations, i.e., DA, DTI, DENR Bureaus, DOT, HLURB, NEDA, UNDP, NCIP, PCW,
League of Provinces and Municipalities, and CSOs. The TWF will serve as a sounding board of their
respective offices to facilitate the information dissemination and feedback,

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d. Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Peatland Forest in Southeast Asia (ASEAN Peatlands
Forest Project or APFP


The APFPs objective is to promote the sustainable management and rehabilitation of peatlands
through awareness raising, capability building and enhanced inter-agency cooperation for the benefit
of the local community and the conservation of biodiversity.

A key strategy is to develop sustainable uses of peatlands by local communities and conservation
measures for areas of high biodiversity through the implementation of small community-led projects
at Caimpugan peat dome in Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Mindanao and Sab-a Basin peatland
in Leyte Island, in the Visayas. Among the important activities undertaken were the following:


Attendance to relevant international workshop and mettings relevant to peatland
management;

Operationalization of the national and local working groups on peatlands

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities, including preparation of
publishable materials for policy makers and general public;

Identifying donor agencies for sustainable financial mechanism for peatland management;

Land use planning activities including consultations;

Site assessment for rehabilitation and guided demo farm; and

Ecotourism site assessment and stakeholders consultation.




e. Manila Bay Environmental Management Project (MBEMP)


The project is a local component of the Regional Programme on Building partnerships in
Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia. It aims to develop and implement a
Operational Plan for Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) in partnership with national
government agencies and stakeholders both from public and private sectors. Hereunder are the
notable achievements:

PAWB Manila Bay Technical Working Group was created on 02 September 2011 for the
implementation of the Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy;

Conduct of the Training Workshop on Macrobenthic Assessment at the Manila Ocean Park-
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Manila on 14-17 December 2012 to capacitate selected DENR personnel in
assessing and monitoring benthic system with important mudflats of Manila Bay;


Conduct of initial reconnaissance survey and initial assessment of coastal habitats and other
inland bodies of water in Manila Bay together with the representatives from Region 3, 4A
and NCR (LPPCHEA); Sasmuan-Macabebe, Pampanga; Tortugas and Puerto Rivas in
Bataan;

Actual conduct of Macrobenthic Assessment in the monitoring sites (Sasmuan in Pampanga;
Tortugas in Bataan; LPPCHEA and Navotas in NCR and Naic, Ternate and Noveleta in
Cavite) from January to March together with the representatives from NCR, Region 3 and
Region 4A.

Identified wetlands for possible designation as wetlands of international importance are: (i)
Las Pias-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area; (ii) Sasmuan, Pampanga; (iii)
Tortugas, Bataan; and Candaba Swamp, Pampanga.

Establishment of marine turtle sanctuary in Naic, Cavite in collaboration with Pawikan
Conservation Projec.t

Conduct of Mangrove validation within Manila Bay Region (NCR, Region 3 and 4A)






















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