NGOs, POs join effort to save Samar park

Posted on January 22, 2005 - 10:55pm :: ISD-Philippines | Nature
By Benny G. Enriquez January 17, 2005 | The Philippine Star TF! Editorial Comment: Biodiversity conservation efforts most often fail due to lack of support from local communities. Top-down approaches which see locals as part of the problem rather than the key to success are being discarded in favor of effective participatory efforts. The article underscores this approach and offers hope that some, if not many of the Philippine's diversity hot spots can be properly managed and protected.