NEWS & EVENTS
The Philippine Eagle: Soaring the Philippine Skies Once More
By: April Lepardo
Date Published: October 30, 2016
Partners to save the Philippine Eagle. The National REDD+ Project went for a site visit at one of the Philippine Eagle’s natural habitat located at Brgy. Sibulan, Davao City, led by the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc. and members of the indigenous peoples deputized by DENR as grounds keeper and forest guards.

Conservation and protection efforts for the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) were emphasized during the recent visit of the National REDD+ Project in Davao City on October 11, 2016. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, with support from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), and Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) have been working together for the conservation of the natural habitat of the Philippine Eagle, a critically endangered forest raptor endemic to the Philippines and considered to be one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world.

The conservation of the country’s rich biological diversity is also embodied in the forest and land use plan (FLUP) ...

First Philippine REDD+ Congress approved Joint Declaration on REDD+
Date Published: September 19, 2016

MACROHON, Southern Leyte – The “Declaration of Support for the National Implementation of REDD+” has been signed on September 14, 2016, after various stakeholders reached agreements on forest protection and rehabilitation during the National REDD+ Congress: A Platform for Learning Exchange, organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and REDD+ stakeholders with funding from the International Climate Initiative of Germany’s Ministry for the Environment. The Congress combined the sharing of knowledge on the implementation of REDD+ as a strategy for addressing climate change, achieving sustainable forest management, and enhancement of livelihoods in the Philippines. The 4-day conference was held on 12–15 September 2016 at Kuting Reef Resort and Hotel in Macrohon.

Dr. Bernd-Markus Liss, GIZ’s Director for the Climate Program, and Ricardo Tomol, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Southern Leyte, officially opened the National REDD+ Congress and welcomed the participants by cutting the ribbon during the “Tianggehan” (marketplace) session.
Importance of forest highlighted during the International Day for Biodiversity 2016 Celebration
Date Published: May 30, 2016
“The Ridge of the Black Mountain” by Eden Jhan G. Licayan

In celebration of the 2016 International Day for Biodiversity (IDBD), a photo contest with the theme “REDD-plus: Safeguarding biodiversity and forests for the people” was conducted by the National REDD+ System Philippines Project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI), implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The winners were announced during the IDBD 2016 celebration on May 20, 2016 at the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Training Center, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Quezon City.