World Wetlands Day 2008 -- Philippines


Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands

World Wetlands Day is celebrated globally in February 2. To celebrate it, the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW) had prepared a series of activities in February.

1. Forum on Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People in Tawi-Tawi , Mindanao (19 February 2008)

The SCPW conducted a Forum on the World Wetlands Day theme - "healthy wetlands, healthy people". The presentations and discussions were focused on the connectivity in maintaining healthy wetlands and their contributions to improvement of human health.

2. Advocacy outreach to Taguig lakeshore communities (23 February 2008)

The SCPW took part in the Blissful Festival organized by the Seva Dharma Mission on 23 - 25 February 2008 at Ibayo - Tipas, a lakeshore community. As part of the festivities, the SCPW conducted to the communities a lecture-workshop on how the conservation of the lake environment and resources can affect their health.

3. Ecological Camp in Pangil, Laguna (27 - 29 February 2008)

Twenty four (24) high school students from various schools of the municipality of Pangil participated in the ecological camping conducted by SCPW. The ecocamp is a regular activity of SCPW in its campaign to educate the lakeshore communities, particularly the youth, on the need to conserve and protect Laguna de Bay, and to foster a deeper sense of appreciation and commitment especially among the communities along the shore of Laguna de Bay.

Details of the celebration can be viewed at -

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