PCSD
Palawan Council for
Sustainable Development

Palawan Tropical Forestry Protection Programme

The Extension Programme (Year 9)

Palawan's remaining forest cover is one of the largest in the Philippines

Overview

The Palawan Tropical Forestry Protection Programme (PTFPP) is a special programme of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), working within the framework of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP)for Palawan Act (Republic Act 7611) and the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act (Republic Act 7586).

Agreement on the Programme was entered into between the Republic of the Philippines and the European Union (EU) in the Financing Memorandum No. ALA/93/37 for the 7-year implementation duration from 1995-2002.

Goal

The Programme's main goal is to help in the conservation of the forests of Palawan with emphasis on catchment-based community planning and management through a sustainable development strategy.

To achieve this goal, PTFPP seeks to establish a replicable forest conservation model in one critical catchment per municipality with the communities carrying out management plans. "e Programme focuses on these critical catchments in partnership with the Local Government Units.

Objectives

  • Increased public awareness in Palawan of the need to protect the forest.
  • Strengthened capability of relevant institutions and communities on forest protection.
  • Improvements in living conditions and incomes of rural communities in priority catchments.
  • Agreed catchment management plans adopted and implemented by partner institutions and communities.
  • Agreed management plans for protected areas adopted and implemented by partner institutions and communities.
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