Philippine bird festival enters 2nd year
By Venus May H. Sarmiento
Lingayen (1 September) -- The Philippine Bird Festival, organized by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, will celebrate its 2nd year on September 22-23, 2006 at the Crossroad 77 Convenarium in Quezon City.
The Festival, which banners the theme, "Endemik: Dito lang sa 'Pinas" will celebrate the diversity of bird species uniquely found only in the Philippines through exhibits, lectures, video presentations, coloring and drawing activities, story-telling and bird watching sessions.
Part of the celebration is the conduct of a Forum on the Philippine Wild Duck Anas Luzonica on September 23 from 2 -4 p.m. The forum will be an initial round table discussion on the profile, description, status, legal protections and available research and studies about the already declared "threatened/vulnerable' Philippine Duck and the efforts that have been undertaken or should be undertaken for its protection and conservation.
Invited to the forum are groups of environmental and conservation NGO leaders, professors and students from various universities, private sector officers with environmental CSR programs and LGU representatives with areas being flocked by Philippine Ducks to attend and participate in the said forum.
At the end of the forum, participants will be invited to be part of the founders and core group of the Philippine Duck Conservation network which is envisioned to be a nationwide network of NGOs, LGUs, academe, business sector and other stakeholders for the monitoring and conservation of Philippine Ducks. (PIA-Pangasinan) [top]