PAMB Operationalization CY 2012

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PAMB Operationalization

 

The Protected Area Management Boards (PAMBs) of the following PAs conducted a total of 63 meetings for CY 2012: Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL), Mts. Palay-palay/Mataas na Guldo Protected Landscape (MPPMNGPL), Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL), Presidential Proclamation 1636 (PP 1636),Quezon Protected Landscape (QPL), Maulawin Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL), Buenavista Protected Landscape (BPL), Binahaan River Watershed Forest Reserve (BRWFR), Alabat Watershed Forest Reserve (AWFR), Mulanay Watershed Forest Reserve (MWFR), Alibijaban Wilderness Area (AWA), Real-Infanta Watershed Forest Reserve (RIWFR), Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL), Pamitinan Protected Landscape (PPL) and Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve (KWFR).

During the 60 meetings of the PAMBs of CALABARZON Region, a total of 59 resolutions were approved and implemented.

 

 v 1st Regional PAMB Summit

 

The Regional Protected Area Management B o a r d s ( P A M B ) Summit was conducted on September 24 - 25, 2012 at Pontefino Hotel, Pastor Village, Gulod Labac, Batangas City to disseminate or re-echo the outputs of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd N a t i o n a l P A M B summits to all PAMBs within the region, and to facilitate learning and exchange of information between PAMB members and Protected Area Superintendents (PASus). The theme of the summit was, Towards Improved Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation of Protected Areas in CALABARZON. The summit was participated by the Management Boards, PASus and Assistant PASus of sixteen (16) protected areas all over the region. Moreover, the same was facilitated by this Sector together with Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc. and Institute of Environmental Governance.

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The highlights of the summit were the following, to wit: 

 

  1. Lectures on the roles and functions of PAMB, Rules of Procedure for environmental cases, commitment and agreements during the three National PAMB Summits, and legal bases of Integrated Protected Area Fund and other fund sources
  2. Sharing of lessons learned and best practices in Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park and Mts. Banahaw - San Cristobal Protected Landscape;
  3. Workshop/Individual PAMB meeting to gather baseline PA profile/ information, identify priority issues/gaps in the PAs, and prepare resolution/action plan based on the identified issues/gaps;22
  4. Presentation/Update/Message of Hon. Cong. Angelo Palmones of Agham Party List, Hon. Cong. Lorenzo Tanada III of the 4th District of Quezon, Hon. Governor Vilma Santos-Recto of Batangas, and Batangas Administrator Victor Reyes regarding their initiatives on the protection, management and development of PAs; 
  5. Keynote Address of Hon. Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje thru Assistant Secretary Daniel Darius Nicer regarding the summit theme;
  6. Signing of resolutions and declaration of commitment for effective governance of PAs.

 

  v Capacity Building of PAMB

Capacity buildings for the PAMBs of five (5) selected PAs such as Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL), Mts. Palay-palay/Mataas na Gulod Protected Landscape (MPPMNGPL), Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL), Maulawin Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL) and Pamitinan Protected Landscape (PPL) were accomplished by the concerned PASus

 

 

  v Management Effectiveness Assessment 

 

Management Effectiveness Assessment (MEA) was conducted by the interim/ permanent Protected Area Management Boards (PAMBs) of the fifteen (15) PAs of CALABARZON Region, as follows: Maulawin Spring PL, Kaliwa WFR, Mts. Palay-Palay Mataas-na-Gulod PL, Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal PL, Marikina WR (now, Upper Marikina River Basin PL), Taal Volcano PL, Quezon PL, Presidential Proclamation No. 1636, Real -Infanta WFR, Binahaan River WFR, Pamitinan PL, Mulanay WFR, Alibijaban Wilderness Area, Buenavista PL and Alabat WFR, to evaluate its efficiency in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities as per Republic Act No. 7586 and DENR Administrative Order No. 2008-26. Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) was the method used by the aforesaid PAMBs in assessing its protected area management effectiveness.

 

MEA results revealed that most of the threats found in the abovementioned protected areas are either threats with some negative impact, or threats which do not seriously degrading values. Moreover, the same disclosed that the aforesaid PAMBs generally function best in the planning, process and outcomes aspect/element, however, perform weakest in inputs and outputs aspect/element essentially due to limitations in financial resources, equipment, staff, staff training and law enforcement. In view of this, the PAMBs, with the guidance of the corresponding PASus and PA Staff, prepared its respective action plans/management interventions to further enhance its strengths, and improve its weak points in protected area management, e.g. out-sourcing of fund from concerned LGUs, NGOs and other funding institutions, capacity building training for PA staff, and IEC, among others.