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Forum on Climate Changefor the Province of PalawanThe Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa CityThe Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa ...
SEP/ECAN PolicySEP/ECAN Policyand its relationand its relationto Climate Changeto Climate ChangeThe ForestThe Forestand ot...
Strategic Environmental Plan           (SEP) for Palawan    > The road to sustainable      development as envisioned      ...
Total Log Ban
Environmentally Critical Areas                    Network: The Main StrategyGraded system of protection and development co...
Terrestrial Core Zone                                                    ECAN Zones     Restricted Use Area               ...
SEP-ECAN asRegulatory Toolfor ResourceUse In PalawanCore Zone-425,223 (29.1%)Restricted Use-140,214 (09.1%)Controlled Use-...
ECAN & Climate Changepictures showing hazard-prone areas such as landslide and flooding, also areas teeming with wildlife
ECAN Regulation and ControlPhysical Constraint Imposed by ECAN
Biological Constraint Imposed by ECANFOREST BENEFITS            FOREST LOSS                           DISINCENTIVESLocal c...
Economic Development Constraints               and Opportunities
Forest Ecosystem of PalawanForest Cover, 2005:46% (666,338 hectares)San Vicente            75%Puerto Princesa City   72%Ri...
Carbon stock sequestrationwithin Palawan’s forestis calculated at 206 Million metric tons
SLIDE 10: Biodiversity; New Species Are Still Being Discovered   BiodiversityUpper PitcherUpper Pitcher                   ...
SLIDE 11: Weather Patterns                 Weather PatternsThe Fujiwara effect in Palawan (from internet)The Fujiwara effe...
SLIDE 12: Beach Ecosystem   Beach Ecosystem
Mangrove Ecosystem SLIDE 13: Mangrove EcosystemPalawan Mangrove Forest – 42% (58,400 ha.)(Highest in the Philippines)     ...
Coral Reef Ecosystem                      THE CORAL REEFS PALAWANReef Condition          As percent of      Area (km2)    ...
Human Health
SLIDE 16: Key Economic Industries   Key Economic Industries
Coastal Tourism,        Fisheries
Agriculture, Plantations
Mining IndustryNovember 2008 – Moratorium on the endorsement ofsmall scale mining was passed by the Palawan LocalGovernmen...
Institutional Contributions
Saving the biosphere,Sustaining the future of Palawan
Protected Areas - MantalingahanSLIDE 21: Protected Areas (Mantalingahan, TubbatahaMt. MantalingahanProtected Landscape126,...
Protected Areas – Tubbataha ReefsSLIDE 21: Protected Areas (Mantalingahan, Tubbataha
Other Protected Areas
Other Protected Areas          MALAMPAYA          MALAMPAYA                                   CALAUIT                     ...
Palawan Councilfor Sustainable Development
Institutional Contributionshttp://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/kids/index.html
MitigationFOREST PROTECTION ANDREFORESTATIONSPIRITUALITY AND                                      SCIENCE AND RESEARCHPHIL...
Adaptation                                           MARINE PROTECTED AREA                                           ESTAB...
RECOMMENDATIONSv Local IPCC in Palawan  v cooperation among institution  v resource poolingv Creation of carbon sinksv Pop...
The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change
The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change
The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change
The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change
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The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change

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The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change

Forum on Climate Change for the Province of Palawan
The Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa City
19 June 2009

Romeo B. Dorado
OIC-Executive Director
Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff

The Challenges for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in Dealing with Climate Change

  1. 1. Forum on Climate Changefor the Province of PalawanThe Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa CityThe Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa City19 June 200919 June 2009The Challengesfor the Palawan BiosphereReserve in Dealingwith Climate Change Romeo B. Dorado Romeo B. Dorado OIC-Executive Director OIC-Executive Director Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff
  2. 2. SEP/ECAN PolicySEP/ECAN Policyand its relationand its relationto Climate Changeto Climate ChangeThe ForestThe Forestand other ecosystemsand other ecosystemsof Palawan and their significanceof Palawan and their significanceto Climate Changeto Climate ChangeContributions of Palawan entitiesContributions of Palawan entities(LGUs, NGOs, NGAs, Communities, etc.)(LGUs, NGOs, NGAs, Communities, etc.)to Climate Changeto Climate Changemitigation and adaptationmitigation and adaptation
  3. 3. Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan > The road to sustainable development as envisioned for Palawan is contained in the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP), passed into law in 1992. > The SEP Law calls for the zoning of Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), a comprehensive strategy encompassing the whole province and guiding its conservation and developmental undertakings.
  4. 4. Total Log Ban
  5. 5. Environmentally Critical Areas Network: The Main StrategyGraded system of protection and development controlover the whole province
  6. 6. Terrestrial Core Zone ECAN Zones Restricted Use Area Buffer Controlled Use Area Zone Traditional Use Area Multiple Use Zone Coastal Core Zone Transition/Buffer Area Multiple use Zone Sustainable/General Use Area
  7. 7. SEP-ECAN asRegulatory Toolfor ResourceUse In PalawanCore Zone-425,223 (29.1%)Restricted Use-140,214 (09.1%)Controlled Use-224,907 (15.4%)Traditional Use-134,050 (9.02%)Multiple Use- 516,102 (35.4%)Source: PCSD ECAN-GIS
  8. 8. ECAN & Climate Changepictures showing hazard-prone areas such as landslide and flooding, also areas teeming with wildlife
  9. 9. ECAN Regulation and ControlPhysical Constraint Imposed by ECAN
  10. 10. Biological Constraint Imposed by ECANFOREST BENEFITS FOREST LOSS DISINCENTIVESLocal climate regulationWater Regulation Risk to human healthWater Supply Accelerated climate changeErosion/ Increased watershed Sedimentation Control disruptionSoil formation Water pollutionNutrient cycling Loss of water qualityGenetic resources Loss of biodiversityRecreation/cultural uses
  11. 11. Economic Development Constraints and Opportunities
  12. 12. Forest Ecosystem of PalawanForest Cover, 2005:46% (666,338 hectares)San Vicente 75%Puerto Princesa City 72%Rizal 58%Aborlan 57%
  13. 13. Carbon stock sequestrationwithin Palawan’s forestis calculated at 206 Million metric tons
  14. 14. SLIDE 10: Biodiversity; New Species Are Still Being Discovered BiodiversityUpper PitcherUpper Pitcher Intermediate Pitcher Intermediate Pitcher Nepenthes attenboroughii Nepenthes attenboroughii
  15. 15. SLIDE 11: Weather Patterns Weather PatternsThe Fujiwara effect in Palawan (from internet)The Fujiwara effect in Palawan (from internet)
  16. 16. SLIDE 12: Beach Ecosystem Beach Ecosystem
  17. 17. Mangrove Ecosystem SLIDE 13: Mangrove EcosystemPalawan Mangrove Forest – 42% (58,400 ha.)(Highest in the Philippines) Fishpond Demolition Fishpond Demolition
  18. 18. Coral Reef Ecosystem THE CORAL REEFS PALAWANReef Condition As percent of Area (km2) MSY Grouper Categories the total reef (T/km2/year) areaExcellent 2.89% 23.637 1.8(76-100% coral over)Good 10.48% 85.597 0.87(75-51% coral cover)Fair 27.4% 223.808 0.27(26-50% coral cover)Poor 59.22% 483.705 0.02(1-25% coral cover) Good - Excellent Reef Condition = 13.37% Poor - Fair Reef condition = 86.63%5/2003 as of 2005 3/2005
  19. 19. Human Health
  20. 20. SLIDE 16: Key Economic Industries Key Economic Industries
  21. 21. Coastal Tourism, Fisheries
  22. 22. Agriculture, Plantations
  23. 23. Mining IndustryNovember 2008 – Moratorium on the endorsement ofsmall scale mining was passed by the Palawan LocalGovernment Board in the whole province
  24. 24. Institutional Contributions
  25. 25. Saving the biosphere,Sustaining the future of Palawan
  26. 26. Protected Areas - MantalingahanSLIDE 21: Protected Areas (Mantalingahan, TubbatahaMt. MantalingahanProtected Landscape126,348 hectares Adopted ECAN map Hectares % Core zone 96,366 76.3 Restricted use area 2,550 2.0 Controlled use area 15,380 12.2 Traditional use area 7,360 5.8 Multiple use zone 4,691 3.7 TOTAL 126,348 100.0
  27. 27. Protected Areas – Tubbataha ReefsSLIDE 21: Protected Areas (Mantalingahan, Tubbataha
  28. 28. Other Protected Areas
  29. 29. Other Protected Areas MALAMPAYA MALAMPAYA CALAUIT CALAUIT SOUND SOUND EL NIDO EL NIDO CORON CORONPUERTO PRINCESAPUERTO PRINCESASUBTERRANEAN RIVERSUBTERRANEAN RIVER IRAWAN WATERSHED IRAWAN WATERSHED RESERVE RESERVEVICTORIA-ANEPAHANVICTORIA-ANEPAHANMOUNTAIN RANGEMOUNTAIN RANGE RASA ISLAND RASA ISLAND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY URSULA ISLAND URSULA ISLAND
  30. 30. Palawan Councilfor Sustainable Development
  31. 31. Institutional Contributionshttp://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/kids/index.html
  32. 32. MitigationFOREST PROTECTION ANDREFORESTATIONSPIRITUALITY AND SCIENCE AND RESEARCHPHILOSOPHYORGANIC AGRICULTURE EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES http://tiki.oneworld.net/global_warming/climate3.html
  33. 33. Adaptation MARINE PROTECTED AREA ESTABLISHMENT AND CRMMANGROVE PROTECTION ANDREHABILITATION http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/history.html http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/kids/globalwarming.html
  34. 34. RECOMMENDATIONSv Local IPCC in Palawan v cooperation among institution v resource poolingv Creation of carbon sinksv Population stabilization Vs. Biodiversity conservationv Value added benefits = Increase in human welfare

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