MOA for Biodiversity Conservation Signed
ARGAO, Cebu - Local chief executives of three southern towns in Cebu signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 Tuesday for the establishment of the proposed 15,000-hectare Nug-as Forest-Palinpinon Range-Mount Lantoy New Conservation Areas in the Philippines Project (NewCAPP).
Said MOA include the towns of Alcoy, Argao and Dalaguete.
As indicated in the MOA, the areas of cooperation among the three local government units, the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) and Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (CBCFI), include the development, adoption and implementation of a biodiversity conservation management plan consistent with the existing forest and comprehensive land use plan, and promotion and practice of good governance including transparency, accountability, and participation in the decision-making process.
DENR-7 Regional Executive Director Maximo O. Dichoso said the agreement is a product of the DENR's joint effort with the agency's partner institutions in establishing and effectively managing biodiversity conservations areas in Cebu province.
Alcoy Mayor Nichomedes A. de los Santos, Argao Mayor Edsel A. Galeos, Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Allan G. Cesante and CBCFI Executive Director Renato de Rueda inked the agreement along with PAWB Director Theresa Mundita Lim and Dichoso in this town's Municipal Training Center. …