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300 researchers tackle RPís nature conservation in Puerto Princesa PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 May 2007

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 3 (PNA) - Some 300 nature researchers all over the country are gathered here for the three-day 1st International Conference initiated by the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature (PSSN) held at the Performing Arts Center, Palawan State University, Tiniguiban Heights, this city from May 2 to 4.

Dr. Lorna Gelito, PSSN president, said some of the conference participants came from Canada, Great Britain, Malaysia, Laos and United States of America.

Gelito said the conference aims to promote interaction, fellowship, camaraderie, and networking among members, interested individuals, and institutions on the various aspects of nature and environment.

It also promotes advocacy and support system on nature biodiversity and conservation and environmental protection, she added.

Gelito noted that participants will exchange research results and scientific studies on all life forms and aspects of nature and environment.

They will strengthen the bridge between the theory and practice in meeting environmental threats and challenges, Gelito pointed out.

Organized in 2007, the PSSN, she revealed, will provide a venue for the development of strategies for the unscrupulous utilization of nature and its amenities.

During the conference, the finalists for best paper award will be presented.

Some of them are: Sotero Aban, Rene de Vera and Armando Garcia who will tackle “Environmental effect of milkfish pen culture operation to the eutrophication of brackishwater rivers in sector 11 of Lingayen Gulf;” Ligaya Rubas, Della Grace Bacaltos, Haydee Ann Montoya and Sharon Mendoza to talk on “Assessment of aquaculture and processing technology in Region XI”; Angelo Candelaria, “Household potable water consumption and demand by user sectors: An assessment”; Aurora Jose and Rogelio Tagarino on “Policy analysis on small-scale quarrying operations in the province of Laguna”.

The theme of the activity, is “Community participation and Biodiversity Education to Sustain Nature”. (PNA)


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