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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Environmental programs supported in Bohol Province

July 25, 2007

Bohol Province (Philippines) has implemented a long-term program to develop a Eco-Tourism and Biodiversity Convention Framework Plan.

During the legislative period from July 2004 to June 2007, the Province acquired office hardware for use in the development of the plans.  These will in turn be useful tools to guide local environmental programs.

The Province passed a resolution declaring the Danajon Barrier Reef as a heritage site and protected seascape.  Additionally, financial assistance came to the Provincial Government to purchase fuel for seaborne patrols to watch over Pamilacan Seas.

ICLEI has established the Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) project to explore the best ways for local governments to engage in effective biodiversity protection, utilization and management. For more information on LAB, please visit www.iclei.org/lab.

Bohol is one of 16 local governments in the Philippines that are Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Southeast Asia, please visit www.iclei.org/seasia.

Source:  “1st Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bohol”, Speech of Vice-Governor Julius Caesar F. Herrera, 6 July 2007.

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