National wetlands conference

The National Conference on Wetlands, Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation was held 12-14 January at Silliman University in Dumaguete City.

Dr. MLC Aralar of AQD attended the conference as a member of the Technical working group for the Freshwater wetlands committee of the conference.

Among the primary objectives of the conference was to revise the National wetlands action plan for the Philippines.

On the second day of the conference, Dr. MLC Aralar joined a field trip to the twin lakes Balinsasayao and Danao. Both are lakes are protected areas where locals have stopped their kaingin (slash and burn) activities and turned to ecotourism.

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