Apo Reef Natural Park pinarangalan ng Int’l Conservation Award

Apo Reef Natural Park pinarangalan ng Int’l Conservation Award

July 10, 2022 @ 9:00 AM 1 month ago


(Picture from Mindoro Adventours)

MANILA, Philippines – Dahil sa pangangalaga at pagprotekta ng marine protected areas sa bansa pinuri ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ang Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) na matatagpuan sa Occidental Mindoro sa pagkuha nito ng prestihiyosong Blue Park Award para sa natatanging marine wildlife conservation sa United Nations Ocean Conference sa Lisbon, Portugal.

Ang ARNP, kasama ng Raja Ampat Islands Marine Conservation Area ng Indonesia at Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Park ng Columbia ay napili ng international council ng marine conservation experts na binuo ng United States-based non-government organization Marine Conservation Institute.

“We are very happy for this recognition bestowed on the Apo Reef Natural Park which is a testament of the hard work of our people at the Protected Area Management Office and all the stakeholders who have been with us in protecting and conserving this marine protected area,” saad ni DENR OIC Secretary Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr.

Sa press release binigyang-diin ng Secretary na ang award ay magsisilbing inspirasyon sa national government upang palakasin pa ang inisyatiba upang mapangalagaan at maprotektahan ang marine protected areas sa bansa.

“This award is an impetus not only for our hardworking men and women in the field but also to the national government to boost the conservation efforts in our marine protected areas through our policies, programs, and collaboration with various stakeholders,” sabi ni Adobo.

Sina ARNP Protected Area Superintendent Kristal Villanada at Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna Feria ang tumanggap ng award na ipinagkaloob noong Hulyo 1.

“As ARNP is now being acknowledged globally, we are looking forward to expanding our networks and collaborations with different organizations to ensure a sustainable ocean for the future generation,” saad ni Villanada.

Ang Blue Park Award ay kumikilala sa namumukod-tanging pagsisikap ng national government, non-profit organizations, marine protected area managers, at lokal na komunidad para sa epektibong proteksyon ng marine ecosystems.  Santi Celario