Lake lanao climate change and biodiversity conservation
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc.
Unit 740, City and Land Mega Plaza, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Tel / Fax (63)(2) 637-2409 http://www.psdn.org.ph/wetlands
04 December 2008
MR. PIPALAWAN O. NAGA
12-B 6th Street, MSU Main Campus
Marawi City 9700, PHILIPPINES
Subject: Invitation to the National Conference on Wetlands,
Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity
Dear Mr. Naga:
We are pleased to inform you that the Society for the
Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. was able to
obtain funding from German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for
holding a “National Conference on Wetlands, Climate Change
Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation” on January 12 –
14, 2009 at Silliman University in Dumaguete City.
This Conference is aimed at setting the stage for the
development of a national policy on wetlands, and a
national strategy and action plan for the wise use of
wetlands and wetlands resources, incorporating concerns on
biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation.
Specifically, the objectives of the Conference are:
To draw the attention of key stakeholders, including
local and national policy-makers to the potential impacts
of climate change on wetlands conservation, and
To develop guidelines and mechanics for the updating of
the National Wetlands Action Plan.
To initiate the updating of the National Wetlands Action
Plan taking into consideration the important role that
wetlands play in biodiversity conservation and climate
To come up with a Conference Resolution on defining the
main elements and scope of the National Policy on
Wetlands and defining an agreed direction for the way
forward among the key stakeholders.
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In this connection and aware of your interest and expertise
in wetlands conservation, the SCPW would like to invite you
to participate in the said Conference. We will shoulder
your transportation expenses, registration including field
trip, food and accommodation for the duration of the
Attached please find the Provisional Programme and
Registration Form, which also serve as your confirmation to
attend the event. We would appreciate receiving the
accomplished form by December 10, 2008 at the latest. This
will give us ample time to make the necessary hotel and
Further, we would like to incorporate your inputs in the
draft working documents for the Conference. For us to do
this, please accomplish Annex A1 and send it to us along
with the Registration Form.
For more information about the Conference, please browse
the Conference website at www.psdn.org.ph/wetlands.
We hope that you will accept this invitation. Your
contribution to this process will surely make a mark in
conserving our country’s wetlands. Should you have any
question or clarification, please contact us at (2)637-2409
or you may email us at email@example.com.
With warm regards.
AMY M. LECCIONES
Vice President and Executive Officer
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