The first Institutes of Environmental Governance (IEGs) Digital Caravan 2021 with the theme “Raising local awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people” was hosted by Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) on February 22 via Zoom and Facebook Live.
More than 600 students and teachers from Quezon and other provinces attended the digital event which presented information on wetlands and its importance to the ecosystem and a study on engineered wetlands for waste management. The discussions were led by For. Zoisane Geam Lumbres from the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources and Engr. Lordes Quevada of SLSU, respectively. For. Maria Carel Talusit from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Calauag, Quezon presented the Lalaguna Marsh, a rich wetlands ecosystem in the Province.
The event was supported by the Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation 3 of the USAID and the US Department of the Interior-International Technical Assistance Program.
The second part of the program was the preparation of the Wildlife Philippines where participants were encouraged to follow and subscribe to the podcast channel.