Synopsis of Activities Philippine Celebration of World Wildlife Day PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:53



MARCH 3, 2017

Theme: "Listen to the young voices"

Connected to the Wild

Protecting Wildlife is Protecting Our Way of Life

Activity Background Information
4th Wildlife Law Enforcement Awarding Ceremony

This is a venue to formally recognize private individuals and non-DENR officials/personnel who have provided invaluable assistance and unqualified support to the DENR and the Philippine Operations Group on Ivory (POGI) & Illegal Wildlife Trade in enforcing the provisions of the Wildlife Act (R.A. 9147).   For the past three (3) years the DENR has conferred the award to 271 recipients.  For this year, at least 76 men and women from various enforcement agencies and Non-Government Organizations as well as private individuals, will be recognized for their significant contributions to wildlife law enforcement work from March 2016 – February 2017.

2nd National Wildlife Quiz Bee Contest

(for grade 9 students from public schools in NCR, REGION3 and CALABARZON)

This is both a knowledge-based competition and learning event which aims are to encourage the target students to give attention to current developments in wildlife, both nationally and internationally; to raise awareness and appreciation of the richness, importance, status and conservation of the Philippine Wildlife among the students, their advisers and the general public; and, encourage the youth be active in pursuing their role as environment and wildlife conservation stewards. It will be participated in by 30 Grade 9 students from the public school at the National Capital Region, Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region 3.  Tokens and cash prizes await the top four winners.  Tokens and small amount will also be given to non-winning participants as incentives.
Wild Camp

This camp aims to inculcate a deeper understanding and appreciation on the role of the youth in conserving wildlife through an experiential learning approach.  The camp activities will include story-telling, environmental games, nature walk.  It will also include informal discussion and mini-action planning which aim is to get action-recommendations to better address wildlife and habitat conservation from the perspective of our student-participants.  It will be participated in by Grades 7 and 8 students enrolled in any high school at the National Capital Region.    It will be held from March 3 – 5, 2017.

Palawan Youth Forum on Crocodile Conservation

The forum will serve as a venue for the student leaders in Palawan to discuss the ongoing major threats to crocodiles-from habitat conversion, over-exploitation to illicit wildlife trafficking.  The forum aims to: (1) strengthen knowledge and awareness of the youth on biology, ecology and importance of crocodiles; (2) create youth advocacy campaign addressing crocodile conservation and human coexistence to reduce conflict; and, (4) direct  the engagement and integration of youth advocacy in public decision making towards crocodile conservation in the Province of Palawan. It will be participated in by senior high school students from public and private schools in Palawan and members of the Palawan Council Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Kiddy Saver’s Club.

The one-day forum is being organized by the Crocodylus Porosus Philippines, Incorporated (CPPI) in coordination with the DENR-Provincial Environment Natural Resources  Office in Palawan.  CPPI is an active and strong partner of the Philippine government in the conservation of crocodilian species and in promoting the sustainable use of Indo-Pacific Crocodile or Saltwater Crocodile.

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