|Posted by IDEAS palawan on June 28, 2013 at 9:05 PM|
Puerto Princesa City Palawan/ 29 june 2013
"Revisiting Threats In Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL)" is a project of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) through the Institute for the Development of Educational and Ecological Alternatives (IDEAS), funded by the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. The purpose of the short term project is to assess the occurence of the threats and locate them in the map through community mapping and focus group discussions as well as site visits. Subsequently recommendations were formulated to address the threats. It was found out that the threats before the proclamation of the protected area as such still exist until today, 4 years after its proclamation. The threats were located in the MMPL through mapping and focus group discussions were helpful in coming up with spatial comparison. Slash and burn land preparation, logging, forest conversion, wildlife poaching, mining, are among the twenty (20) threats identified and analyzed. It was confirmed that poor resources invested was one of the major factors that kept the threats in MMPL. Recommendations were formulated that will guide investments to achieve the goals and objectives of the MMPL to keep and enhance the flow of ecosystem services sustainably. These will then serve as inputs to the review and revision or updating of the management plan for the MMPL.
The report can be dowloaded this link below: