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UPOU launches youth program for Ifugao Rice Terraces conservation and sustainability

Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, UPOU Chancellor, welcomed all partners and guests to the launch. She coined the term #Y4IRT as the shorter name to the project and explained how the project proves important to the University. Photo from UPOU Facebook page.
The UP Open University launched its latest project, the two-year “Youth Capacity Building and Exchange Program toward Sustainable Development and Conservation of Ifugao Rice Terraces”, on January 24 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
The project, funded by the Mitsui Co., Ltd. Environment Fund and done in collaboration with UP Los Baños, is led by UPOU Faculty of Management …

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UP maps out green goals

President Alfredo Pascual reiterates his vision of a great university whose operational excellence is marked by environmental protection, sustainability and resilience; and whose public service includes contributing to the same objectives for the rest of the country. Photo by Jun Madrid.
To extend and concretize the Green UP vision, the UP System held the “Green UP Summit: Catalyzing Climate Change Resilience and Environmental Sustainability in 2017 and Beyond” on December 6 and 7, 2016 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman.
Held for the first time since President Alfredo Pascual expounded in his vision statement on Green UP as a subtheme of operational …

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UP biodiversity research team launches book on Luzon mammals

Dr. Lawrence Heaney. Photo by Bong Arboleda.
“It is not Brazil, nor Madagascar, not even the Galápagos Islands that has the most stunning, gorgeous, and extraordinary mammals I have ever come to know of, but in the islands of Luzon in the Philippines,” said Dr. Lawrence Heaney, adjunct professor at the UP Institute of Biology and senior author of the book, “The Mammals of Luzon Island: A Biogeographic Perspective in Evolution, Ecology and Conservation.”
On August 10, biodiversity research leaders and authors Dr. Lawrence Heaney, Danilo Balete and Eric Rickart launched the book at the UP Biology auditorium. “The book was published …

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UP Cebu wins Green Fashion Revolution 2014

How do you recycle discarded tarpaulins?
The students from the University of the Philippines Cebu showcased on Saturday woven tribal costumes made of tarpaulins and these designs ruled the runway.

The University of the Philippines Cebu emerged as champion in the 2014 Green Fashion Revolution, an intercollegiate environmental fashion show held at SM City Cebu on Saturday.
Van Oscar, one of the designers from UP Cebu, said it took them almost a month to prepare for the event.
The UP Cebu team received P25,000 while its adopted community, Barangay Camputhaw, will be given seed money of P40,000 to implement the students’ chosen project.
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World-renowned biologist to lecture at UP Diliman on 22 Oct

Prof. Curio in his Sibaliw research station in Northern Panay. Credit: Prof. E. Curio / Philincon
World-renowned conservation biologist Prof. Eberhard Curio, from Ruhr University Bochum will deliver a public lecture on conservation needs ethology focusing on captive breeding on October 22, 2014 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, College of Science (IESM-CS) in UP Diliman where he is now a visiting professor.
Experts and officials from the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, the Manila Zoo, and private zoos are …

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Indigenous Community Conserved Areas and the Manila Declaration on ICCAs

Sagada’s Mountain ridges serve as places of soul-calling expedition during Begnas. Photo: H. Padchao
In recent years, indigenous people’s organizations, principally members of the Koalisyon ng mga Katutubo at Samahan ng Pilipinas/National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines (KASAPI, Inc.), have held regional, national and even international engagements on indigenous community-conserved areas (ICCAs).
ICCAs are areas within ancestral domains including lakes, coastal seas, forests and watersheds imbued with deep spiritual and cultural values for indigenous peoples. ICCA is generic. But under local terms, ICCAs have specific names that indigenous peoples identify them with, including the deepest part of a river, shoreline …

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In Search of Common Ground: Indigenous Education and Western Academics for Biodiversity Conservation

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In a rapidly changing world driven by technology, mass media and the effects of climate change, knowledge of biodiversity conservation has become an absolute necessity. And in their eagerness to be able to discover as well as implement various techniques in adapting to the environment, research institutions as well as academia have become more receptive to such alternative sources of expertise as the indigenous communities.
In an interview with the UP Forum, San Francisco State University Professor and Cultural Conservancy President Dr. Melissa Nelson said that in recent years indigenous knowledge has become more attractive for some members of …

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Message of the UP President: ICCAs at the Core of Development

Editor’s Note: This message was delivered during the First National Conference on Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) held on 29-30 March 2012 at the UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance Assembly Hall.
We are here today to give due recognition to the historic role of our indigenous peoples in protecting and preserving our environment. Yes, this conference is a tribute to our lumads whose cultural heritage and religious practices have ensured the preservation of what little is left of our environment.
This tribute is only fitting given our penchant to squander our resources in the mistaken belief that it …

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