Lessons Learned in Wetlands Management

Event: Philippines: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop

Lessons Learned in Wetlands Management

29 June 2023
Author / Speaker: 
Miguela Ramirez, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, PENRO of Bataan Province - Email the author | Other materials by the author

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Similar to the challenges being faced by local governments all over the Philippines, the City of Balanga faces habitat degradation, solid wastes and sewage concerns, significant settlements along the boundary of the wetlands, low or few stakeholder engagement, and insufficient information on wetland biodiversity. While facing and managing these challenges, the City sees the need for more focused and intensive capacity building including on how to formulate and update its integrated management plans. Among the City's most important learnings is the importance of harmonizing conservation with the development and socio-economic concerns of constituents. The City’s leaders and stakeholders also see the important role of collaboration between stakeholders (NGAs, LGU, community, among others) from planning to policy formulation to implementation and monitoring.

Geographical Focus: 
Regional - Asia
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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