Lawin system adopted in Palawan to conserve forests in one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Photo caption:  Eighteen park rangers employed by the city government of Puerto Princesa City have been capacitated by USAID through its B+WISER Program

     The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP), one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, issued a resolution adopting the Lawin Forest and Biodiversity Protection System to boost the protection of 22,202 hectares of forest within the park. The PAMB unanimously approved and adopted the implementation of the Lawin system. PPSRNP, which is popularly known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, is managed by the city government of Puerto Princesa through the PAMB. The forests in the park are part of the 183,000-hectare forest conservation area that is under the jurisdiction of CENRO Puerto Princesa City (CENRO PPC).

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