Regional Conference on Environment and Development

Organiser : Cagayan Valley Programme on Environment and Development

Target Audience : Scholars, practitioners and policy-makers

Cagayan Valley Programme on Environment and Development

Overview :

From reefs to rainforests and from mangroves to mountains, the Sierra Madre Mountain Range is widely considered to be one of the most biologically valuable areas in the world. It is also one of the most threatened.The ecosystems of the Sierra Madre go through a process of unprecedented human-induced environmental change. Unsustainable resource exploitation, land-use changes, infrastructure development and political neglect have far reaching consequences for people and nature in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.The likelihood of losing a significant portion of the biodiversity of the region has led to growing concerns about the Sierra Madre. Different groups, institutions and organizations are now challenging the forces of poverty, power and ignorance that drives the widespread destruction of the natural resources in the Sierra Madre.

Objective :

For scholars, practitioners and policy makers to share past experiences, distill lessons, and define priorities for the co-management of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Evaluate the efforts and identify action plans.

Course Content :

Culture, Communities and Conservation : Building an Ecological Conscience in a Modernizing Society; People, Poverty and Politics : An Evaluation of Co-Management Approaches; Land, Logging and Livelihoods: Linking Social and Ecological Changes; Ecosystems, Endemism and the Economy : Integrating Conservation and Development; Guardians, Greed and Governance: Leadership Challenges in Environmental Protection; Forests, Foragers and Freedon : Strengthening Cultural and Biological Diversity

Delivery Method : Lecture-discussion, symposium

Frequency : one-time course held in 2002

Venue : EIC Building, Isabela State University, Cabagan Campus

Contact Hours : 40 hours

Collaborating Organisation : Cagayan Valley Programme on Environment and Development (CVPED) of the Isabela State University, Conservation International, NGOs for Integrated Protected Areas, Inc. (NIPA), and Plan Philippines, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)