BACOLOD

Knowing Home: A forum on the Northern Negros Natural Park biodiversity

BACOLOD. Organizers and participants of the forum on the state of the Northern Negros Natural Park. (Contributed Photo)

AN ENVIRONMENTAL Group, Linghod, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro), and the Social Action Center (SAC) launched the “Knowing Home” Project through a forum on the state of the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP) conducted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the SAC office in the Bishop’s House, Bacolod City.

A total of 35 participants from organizations like Liceo de La Salle Pathfinders, CSA-B Kanlaon Theater’s Guild, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Alijis (CHMSC) Supreme Student Government, Negros Young Environmentalists Summit and Humanist Alliance of the Philippines International (Hapi) Junior participated the forum given by the DENR-Penro Negros Occidental.

“The Knowing Home Project is an information and education campaign regarding the critical state of our Negros Forests,” project coordinator Ma. Krishna Ariola said.

The speakers during the forum were Aaron Pitogo, technical staff of NNNP, Edgar Rostata DENR-Penro officer, and Rosie Pablico, DENR-Penro chief of conservation and development.

“We hope that their interests about the NNNP would not stop on the forum but will continue to grow and propagate,” project coordinator Ken Paolo Gilo said.

Gilo also added that their group Linghod is always open for future partnerships from volunteers and environmental advocates towards the protection and conservation of the protected areas of Negros.

Topics included during the forum were the biodiversity, issues, laws, and regulations in the protection of NNNP. (PR)


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