Education

Education

We try to educate people so that they understand the advantages of a healthy environment.

We try to educate people so that they understand the advantages of a healthy environment.

ObjectiveS:

  • To help people understand the benefits of a healthy environment, and how their behaviour affects the environment now and in the future.
  • To increase awareness in communities, government, and media that the conservation of natural resources is of immediate and critical economic importance and that conservation minimizes the far greater expense of landscape restoration.
  • To organize the many levels of society and government in fora and provide knowhow for pro-environment action and jurisdiction. This includes LGUs and Provincial Government, and is best manifest in PhilinCon’s facilitation of the NW Panay Biodiversity Management Council consisting of LGU executives and other municipal representatives, the DENR, and  PhilinCon itself. Yet illegal logging and hunting are ongoing. Therefore PhilinCon had been organizing an effective forest guarding system that needs to be revamped now under the aegis of the GIZ/DENR project mentioned.
Conservation awareness lesson for local adults: Educators for PhilinCon at work, Antique Province © PhilinCon
Conservation education, Antique Province © J Reiter

OUR Activities to achieve objectives:

As far as conservation awareness programs and education are concerned, PhilinCon has largely operated in the NW Panay peninsula, but since 2001 a much needed extension program in Central Panay was commenced. This program is now being replaced with the wider-ranging CLIMFOR-Panay Project spread over all four  provinces of Panay.
We try to frame our objectives in a historical, economic, and cultural context.