Gina Lopez presentation - Conference on Mining's Impact on Philippine Economy and Ecology

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A presentation by Gina Lopez, Managing Director of the ABS-CBN Foundation, made at the Conference on Mining's Impact on Philippine Economy and Ecology held on March 2, 2012 at the Inter-Continental Manila

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Gina Lopez presentation - Conference on Mining's Impact on Philippine Economy and Ecology

  1. 1. A. Mangrove D. Cropland G. Seagrass beds B. Forest E. Human Settlement C. Coral F. River/CreekThe mining area with open pit is letter H. B2 represents denuded forest.The darker tint of the coral reef at the left side represents dead corals. (Alan White, Author of Philippine Coral Reefs: A Natural History Guide)
  2. 2. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), Important Bird Areas (IBA), and 23 Priority Mining Projects in the Philippines
  3. 3. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), Important Bird Areas (IBA), and 23 Priority Mining Projects in the Philippines
  4. 4. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), Important Bird Areas (IBA), and 23 Priority Mining Projects in the Philippines
  5. 5. A total of 1128tropical cyclonesentered the PAR and56 % of this tropicalcyclone reachedtyphoon intensity.Each year, thePhilippines is hit byan average of 20typhoons.Source: PAGASA
  6. 6. - 13 species of seagrass recorded in Palawan (81% of the known seagrass species in the country)- 31 species of mangroves in Palawan (90% of the known mangrove species in the country)- 44,500 hectares of mangrove forests in Palawan (40% of the remaining mangroves in the country)- 379 species of corals (82% of the total coral species recorded in the entire country)- 89% of total reef fish recorded in the country is found in the corridor- 4 of the 5 marine turtles are found in Palawan- 15 of the 25 recorded marine mammals are reported from Palawan- 18 species of freshwater fish is found in Palawan (50% endemic to the province)- 26 species of amphibians (25% endemic to the country, majority are confined to the corridor- 69 species of reptiles found in the corridor (29% are endemic to the country)- 279 species of birds (10% are endemic to the country)- 34% of bird species are migratory, making the region a vital flyway for migratory birds- 58 species of terrestrial mammals are recorded, 19 or 33% are endemic to the country, 16 are restricted to the corridor (Credit: Conservation International)
  7. 7. Palawan’s Key Biodiversity Areas Mining Applications
  8. 8. Construction of Mining Road on the Forest Narra Nickel Mining Corp, Narra, Palawan
  9. 9. Construction of Mining Road on the Forest Mt. Bulanjao, Palawan (Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp.)
  10. 10. Abandoned Mine in the Forest (1980’s) Trident Nickel Mines (January 12, 2012)
  11. 11. Abandoned Mine (1970’s)Palawan Quicksilver Mines Inc. (January 12, 2012)
  12. 12. Mining in the Forest of PalawanRTN, Rio Tuba, Palawan (January 12, 2012)
  13. 13. Mining in the Forest of PalawanCitinickel, Narra, Palawan (January 12, 2012)
  14. 14. Mining Operations in Palawan – Citi Nickel, Narra
  15. 15. Normal color of water overflowing during Part of farmlands with laterite in Purok 2 (1)heavy rains FARMLANDS WITH LATERITE Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI)
  16. 16. FARMLANDS WITH LATERITE Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI)
  17. 17. TRACES OF LATERITE NEAR FARMLANDS Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI)
  18. 18. Narra, Palawan
  19. 19. Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI) , October 2011
  20. 20. (Date to be confirmed)
  21. 21. Narra, Palawan
  22. 22. Narra, Palawan
  23. 23. Results of Chemical Analyses on the contaminated soil fromCalategas, Narra, PalawanResults of chemical analyses of the soils in the ricefield in Figures 2 and 3. The natural and tolerable levels forchromium is 5-100 mg/kg while nickel is 5-50 mg/kg (Kloke 1981). Iron standard is up to 5 digits only suchas 25,600 mg/kg (Ramos-Perez 1989). The above Figures are original scanned documents of the report sent toINECAR by University of the Philippines –Natural Science Research Institute (UP-NSRI) who made the Analysesof chromium, nickel and iron.
  24. 24. Rapu Rapu
  25. 25. Fish Killing in Rapu-Rapu (2005, 2007)
  26. 26. Manicani, Samar (January 31, 2012)
  27. 27. Manicani, Samar (January 31, 2012)
  28. 28. Mining in Samar
  29. 29. (Febraury 3, 2012)
  30. 30. Rivers and Children in Marinduque
  31. 31. Heavy Metal Poisoning (Marinduque)Dead Mogpog River – Acid Mine Drainage
  32. 32. A panorama of the lush and heavily vegetated area of thenorthwestern mountain range of Tubay (Bgy. La Fraternidad) longbefore the mining operations…
  33. 33. …simply a sight of nature’s bounty and natural affluence..
  34. 34. One section of the pristine coastline of Tubay along the La Fraternidadseaboard before the SR Metals Inc (SRMI’s) mining operations…
  35. 35. Tubay Mountainbeach Resortbefore SRMI with its spring-water-fed pools… once an interestinglocal tourist destination…
  36. 36. Agusan del Norte Mining
  37. 37. Agusan del Norte Mining
  38. 38. Agusan del Norte Mining
  39. 39. Tubay, Agusan del Norte
  40. 40. There Are Alternatives
  41. 41. PROMOTING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONIN CITY TOURISM PROGRAMS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Puerto Princesa Experience
  42. 42. ….Agriculture FISHING  10,600 MT fish exports  1.8 MT sold at local market  Shoreline stretches over 416 kms.  Coastal waters covers 327,583 has.  Supplies 50% of fish requirements in Metro Manila
  43. 43. In line with the City’s sustainable developmentprogram there are only two major projects that arebeing promoted heavily : TOURISM……  Tourist Income: 2.4B  Tourist Arrivals: 268,942 (2009)  Most number foreign visitors: American, Korean, German, Japanese, Chinese, Canadian, Australian French and Swiss
  44. 44. With the comprehensive environmental program dubbed as “Bantay Puerto” (Puerto Princesa Watch) Forest cover increased from 52% in 1992 to 63% at presentSource: Environmentally Critical Areas Network Zoning Project /PCSDS
  45. 45. …TODAY...Because of new policies and legislations, PuertoPrincesa is now …... A booming tourist destination
  46. 46. BEFORE PRESENT50 Million Investments 10 Billion7 Banks 32 Banks3 Hotels 110 HotelsInfrastructure Concrete Roads12,000 Tourists 500,000 Tourists1 Flight a week 13 flights a day0 Monuments World Heritage Site Geological
  47. 47. Magandang Pilipinas Ecotourism Palawan
  48. 48. Barangay Tulingan Fishermen’s Association, Inc.
  49. 49. Iwahig River
  50. 50. DalubKaragatan Floating School and Pambato Reef Snorkeling Honda Bay, Brgy. Sta. Lourdes Regular collection of crown of thorns to protect the reef
  51. 51. Mangrove River Cruise on a Floating Restaurant and Mangrove Board Walk - Sitio San Carlos, Brgy. Bacungan
  52. 52. Mangrove Board Walk Mangrove River Cruise
  53. 53. Brgy. Tagabinet, Ugong Rock
  54. 54. Ugong Rock
  55. 55. Ugong Rock Zipline Adventure
  56. 56. Magandang Pilipinas Ecotourism Project PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN COMPARATIVE VISITORS TRAFFIC & REVENUE GENERATED YEAR 2008 YEAR 2009 YEAR 2010 YEAR 2011 (January – April) Visitors Income Visitors Income Visitors Income Visitors Income (in Million (in Million (in Million (in Million PHP) PHP) PHP) PHP)Honda BayDolphin 43 0.02 633 0.28 724 0.31 -- --WatchingFloating 254 0.04 928 0.37 474 0.21 90 .05Restaurant/MangroveRiver CruiseIwahig Firefly Watching 283 0.06 2,844 0.53 5,113 1.04 5,195 . .62Honda Bay Pambato Reef 597 0.06 14,645 0.68 18,728 0.94 12,476 1.03Ugong Rock Spelunking/ 109 0.01 1,333 0.13 4,064 0.35 7,404 1.90Summit View /Zipline TOTAL: 1,286 0.19 20,383 1.99 29,103 2.85 25,165 3.6
  57. 57. The LOHAS Market www.inessence-organics.com/images/site/market... www.emarketergreen.com
  58. 58. Threatened BirdMining Applications Protected Areas Vegetation Map Localities

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