Philippine Biodiversity


8 June 2011
8:30AM to 4:30PM
National Institute for Science ad Mathematics Education Development (NISMED Auditorium),UP Diliman, Quezon City
funded by a generous gift from Margaret and Will Hearst to the California Academy of Sciences

University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Naga University
Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (DENR-PAWB)
Department of Foreign Affairs
California Academy of Sciences
De La Salle
Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR)
National Museum of the Philippines

Welcome Remarks Alfredo E. Pascual, President, University of the Philippines
Messages Harry K. Thomas, Ambassador, USA
Gregory C. Farrington, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
Dedication to Daniel A. Lagunzad & Leonardo C. Co
 (Biodiversity Scientists)
Perry S. Ong, Director, Institute of Biology, UP Diliman  (view slide presentation.pdf)
Status of Philippine Biodiversity Marine Realms: Edgardo D. Gomez, Prof. Emeritus, UP MSI
 Terretrial Realms: Angel C. Alcala, Director, SUAKCREM
Panel Discussion: Government Role/Action Sec. Proceso J. Alcala, Dept. of Agriculture
 Sec. Ramon Jesus P. Paje, Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources
 Senador Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senate Committee on Environment
 Senador Edgardo J. angara, Senate Committee on Science & Technology
 Sec. Alberto A. Lim,
Dept. of Tourism
 Sec. Mario G. Montejo, Dept. of Science and Technology
 Sec. Alberto F. Del Rosario, Dept. of Foreign Affairs

Preliminary Results:
Shallow-water fishes
Shallow-water invertibrates
Deep-water animals
Freshwater fishes

David A. Catania and Don Dumale
Terrence Gosliner and Wilfredo Y. Licuanan
Richard Mooi, Rachel R. Gotanco and John McCosker
David A. Catania
Terrestrial Plants
Terrestrial Invertibrates
Terrestrial Vertibrates

Edwino S. Fernando
Charles Griswold
Ireneo I. Lit, Jr.
Perry S. Ong, Philip Alviola and Rafe Brown

Conservation Challenges:
Management Strategies Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Director, DENR-PAWB
Community Grassroots Issues Ruperto Aleroza, President, SAMMACA
Legal Issues Jose A. Canivel, Exec. Director, Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation
Educational Challenges Catherine G. B. Lagunzad, Member, Philippine Federation for Environment Concern
Policy Challenges JR Nereus "Neric" O. Acosta, Co-convenor, Philippine Imperative on Climate Change
International Perspective Rodrigo Fuentes, Exec. Director, Asean Center for Biodiversity

Further Directions:
Research Terrence Gosliner, Dean, Science and Research Collections, California Academy of Sciences
 Perry S. Ong, Director, Institute of Biology
Education Meg Burke, Director of Teacher and Youth Education, California Academy of Sciences
 Ann Hazel Javier, PUSOD Inc.
Conservation Asis G. Perez, Director, DA-BFAR
Closing Remarks Caesar A. Saloma, Chancellor, UP Diliman
Moderator Marilou G. Nicolas
Master of Ceremony Antoinette B. Hernandez